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Artist Trudy Lampe showcasing her art workshop

Art Schools on Aruba

Aruba has three dedicated art schools to nourish the creative talents of our local community and students from abroad.

Aruban art schools are dedicated to promoting the development of the creative minds in our community.

It is highly important to inspire and nurture these ingenious thinkers as their artistic contributions enrich our cultural history and development.

Local Art Exhibition and Sale

In September 2016, Aruba's first Art Fair was held over three days. 
Brushstrokes of creative energy painted the town with new life, with 12 renowned street artists from all stretches of the globe—including Portugal, Mexico, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Argentina, Curacao, and Germany—using the architecture of San Nicolas as their canvas.

The Aruba Art Fair is an annual art festival where international and local artists create street art.…

Art Schools on Aruba

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Caribbean Music on Aruba

Add some harmony to your holiday and immerse yourself in the distinct music of Aruba, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Shot of the outside of the Archeological Museum

Museums of Aruba

Explore our fascinating and diverse heritage with a visit to one of Aruba's many museums.

Art display at the Cosecha art gallery in Oranjestad.

Art Galleries in Aruba

Expand your art collection or simply browse the vibrant Caribbean and local art that colours our cultural landscape.

Local artist and photographer

Local Aruban Artists

We have a culturally rich, diverse population; the artistic payoff is one of the Caribbean's most vibrant art scenes.

Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Art in Aruba

Aruba’s culture comes alive in the spirited rhythms, art and dance that fill our streets, homes, galleries and hearts.

The Academy of Fine Arts & Design, which is located in a meticulously refurbished historical building in downtown Oranjestad, offers a curriculum designed to educate students on various disciplines — including photography, film, animation, sculpture, drawing, painting, 3-D, architecture and sound, while also preparing them for the rigours of studying art at a university level.

At Ateliers ‘89, Arubans and visiting students experience an orientation to contemporary applied art and design. Workshops in various disciplines include painting, installations, video art, photography, fashion, graphic design, ceramics and more. Established local and and visiting international artists conduct workshops that culminate in an exhibition for the public.

The Da Vinci Academy offers the opportunity for Aruban youth to explore their creative instincts at this after-school academy offering classes in various art disciplines, as well as dance, theatre and music lessons.

In addition to these established schools, our Cas di Cultura (House of Culture) offers periodic workshops and art fairs, as well as dance, music and theatre courses.

It is highly important to inspire and nurture these ingenious thinkers as their artistic contributions enrich our cultural history and development. Students of Art schools in Aruba have gone on to make a career out of their talents both locally and internationally!