ARTE’s Artists

Moonberry Studios by Lene March is the month of horse racing, art and literature in Dubai which makes me want to race on down to ARTE at Times Square, tomorrow, Friday, March 10, 2017. Do not forget our new hours: 10am - 6pm.  Looking for that special hat to wear to the races or a gift to [...]

ARTE’s Artists

The Camel Lady by Darcy Eid Mubarak - Here's wishing you and your family a safe and joyous Eid Al Adha. For those of you who are not travelling this Eid holiday, I invite you to join us tomorrow, Friday, September 9, at ARTE in Times Square Dubai. ARTE is the perfect place to work up [...]

ARTE in Al Hamra Mall in RaK – 15th April

We are on the ground floor in the CENTRE ENTRANCE of the mall. You will find not only ARTE the Makers' Market but also a cinema, a fab Spinneys and a delicious food court, to serve you whilst you browse the lovely stores of the mall. Easy FREE parking. See you there on Friday 15th [...]

Featured Artisan – Glass engraving by Suzan Gathoni

A Dubai resident for six years, Kenyan artist Suzan Gathoni specializes in glass engraving. Trained in Kenya with a British Master Glass Engraver and a member of the Guild of Glass Engravers, Gathoni is now a freelance artist participating in the ARTE markets.   Gathoni specializes in the technique of intaglio engraving, which she explains [...]

We know what they did last summer

ARTE may have taken a short break during the month of August, but our artisans have been as busy as ever. We take a look at what some of the artisans did over the summer to refuel that flickering oil lamp of creativity. Bright and Beautiful - Creative Fabric Ideas Carla Bygrave, Founder and Designer [...]

How to get customers to your market stall

It's nearly the end of January, the time when most new year resolutions start to wear off. What about your resolution to get more customers to your market stall?  Have you thought about changing the look, or creating a new brand? Perhaps the displays could do with a bit of change in location? What about [...]

Ways to Go Green! (Recycled Gift Ideas & More)

Our ARTE Markets are an invaluable resource for visitors to discover a wide variety of beautifully locally crafted items for the home. Among others, ARTE also welcomes a variety of locally-based artisans, who are committed to using sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Here are a few green gift ideas for any occasion, - hand produced by ARTE [...]

Artistry in Wood

We just love the rustic simplicity of these driftwood candle holders by Kariba Arts; so organic, beachy and simply beautiful. It all began less than a year again when German national, Kathrin Rinner-Baudy, fell in love with uniquely-shaped bits of burnished driftwood, tossed ashore by the sea and tide. Kathrin explains, “I have always admired [...]