ARTE artisans are not horsing around. Like Winston Churchill said: “no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle”. Our vendors have worked really hard on their latest creations to offer you the widest selection of unique handmade arts and crafts. Visit the only market in town that offers you these pure handcrafted items with heart and soul. You have free reign to find everything to decorate, delight and indulge. See our ranges of products, from décor ideas for home & garden, to a myriad of accessories to adorn each family member. ARTE is this Friday, 27th March, inside Times Square Center from 12 – 7 pm.
Hold your horses!
Before we share our amazing products with you, here is a reminder of who we are:
‘Handmade in the UAE’ is our motto. ‘We make what we sell’ is our tag line. What this means is that our vendors come up with their own original ideas. ARTE artisans are inspired and influenced by many things, even each other, but we use our creative spirits and souls to make each item with our own bare hands (of course with a little help of needles, sewing machines, saws, drills, ovens …). Have a look at such artisan’s work in progress. This is Lin from The Linz Jewelry’s creative process:
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By now, you may have guessed the theme for this blog: the Dubai World Cup horse racing event is this weekend. Have you ever heard the expression ‘never look a gift horse in the mouth’? Well, with our amazing merchandise on offer there will be no re-gifting happening… ever! Look at how creative our artisans have been getting with the popular Dubai event calendar themes:
Kathy Hyde works with a blacksmith to create unique custom made gifts from reclaimed horse shoes. Visit her table at the ARTE markets!
Finnish crafters Sanna and Viivi from Loop Love make crocheted home accessories ‘with big hearts and big hooks’, like these horse bridle baskets.
Jocelyn Lewisham is a versatile artist. Her beautiful white horse painting is called “Majestic” for all apparent reasons.
Watching the races from your couch? Cuddle up with these comfy horsey cushions by Hector’s Handmade.
The Linz artisan Lin created this hand hammered sterling silver horse shoe pendant for good luck.
For last minute fashion ideas for Race Day, see our previous blog suggestions:
Sneak peek into next week:
Being in the homestretch towards Easter, here is a reminder that ARTE offers many delicious alternative treats for those egg hunts! Mario’s Macaroons are marvelously manic and comes in a rainbow of flavours and colours.
ARTE would like to thank our loyal supporters for not changing horses in the middle of the stream. We are happy to welcome you at every market in Dubai and RAK on three Fridays each month (see bookmarks below for dates), and at various special events we hold. Remember to follow us on all our social media to keep up to date with our developments.