ARTE is in RAK this weekend with stacks of creative unique handmade arts and crafts. Pass by the Al Hamra mall this Friday 17th April from 12 – 7pm and meet our creative geniuses. Here is the poster to print out or to forward to friends in the UAE:
The Al Hamra mall offers a great location in the spacious atrium for our vendors to showcase their talents. Here are a few photos of a previous ARTE market in the mall:
Crazy for cushions
The easiest way to create a new and fresh look in your home is to change the accessories placed within the interiors. ARTE offers a variety of vendors who takes the idea of a simple throw pillow or comfy cushion and transform them into unique handcrafted pieces of art. Have a look at these creative ideas to transform your design this summer:
Sarah from Wishing Tree sells a variety of hand sewn accessories which include not only cushions but also tote bags, purses, cosmetic bags, bunting and doorstops. We just love these fun expressive cushions! Perfect for a fun couple, or for those little superheroes in your life!
Designer Amira combines her Moroccan heritage in terms of her designs, with her German heritage in the precision of the delicate embroidery and with her French education. The result is the creation of these rustic chic and elegant accessories.
Thank you Alex at Green Moment Photography for the image.
Iryna hails from the Ukraine and her unusual techniques of embroidery bring her designs to life. With the raised details and the beautiful colours, the cushions are very tactile and would make the perfect companion to any couch. View her work here.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Custom Creations
These cushions have a goal of comfort and a heart for a good cause. Mr. and Mrs. Smith focus on country flags as a design element. Making pillows for humans and their little furry friends, these items can be customized in sizes and colours, ranging from cushions to bean bags and the favourite pet’s beds. The pets beds are made from nontoxic paint finish and have a washable cotton pillow. They also support SCADS (Sharjah Cats and Dogs Shelter) so we hope you will support them in return!
All images courtesy of the individual artisans, unless otherwise specified.
Find these vendors regularly at the ARTE markets: every second and last Friday of the month in Times Square Center, and every third Friday of the month at Al Hamra Mall, RAK. Follow us on social media to find out about our boutique pop-up ARTE markets through the year. We have a website, this blog, a Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram accounts:
Want to be part of ARTE? For table bookings, please visit here.