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Calling all artists and art aficionados! The Aruba Art Fair is gearing up for its third edition this year.
The highly anticipated happening is scheduled to take place from October 5th to October 7th.
On each day, the fair will present numerous art expositions and sales. There will be a multitude of local food to try while you enjoy various art disciplines like live music, dance, poetry, and even fashion. One of the elements that keeps people talking about the Art Fair long after its over, is the striking street art that decorates the city of San Nicolas. Created by artists from all over the world in such a short time, but proudly displayed for many years to come.
If I was only allowed to use one word to describe the Aruba Art Fair, I would choose “appreciation”. During the previous two editions it became clear that everyone, participants and attendants alike, was so appreciative of what was going on. Appreciative of the various art disciplines that were showcased; of the sense of community we all felt; of the beautification of San Nicolas city. It is definitely a “when you go, you know” affair.
There is no better place to host such a culturally substantial event. San Nicolas, also known as Sunrise City, is the cultural capital of Aruba. It wasn’t just randomly picked either! San Nicolas city holds many answers to questions about our past, our heritage, and our industries.
While you’re out and about in the city, be sure to visit our Community Museum that had its grand re-opening on September 27th 2018. Here you will learn about the distinct identities of our people, our customs, and much more. Just a short walk away is the Museum of Industry, located on the inside of our historic Water Tower. You’d be surprised at Aruba’s diverse industrial history.
A very special short film will premiere during this year’s Aruba Art Fair. It’s called “Otro Bista”, by local creative Mario Gonsalves in collaboration with the Aruba Tourism Authority. Otro Bista is a phrase in our native Papiamento that roughly translates to: a different perspective. The short film will showcase various perspectives of Aruban culture. It aims to be nostalgic for those who’ve experienced growing up Aruban, and enlightening to those who haven’t. The people involved in bringing this short film to life hope to instill pride in our local community while making use of rich visuals. Become one with our One happy island during the official premiere.
The third edition of the Aruba Art Fair is going to be exceptional. Bring a friend or make new ones there. You’re guaranteed to leave the event with an “Otro Bista” on art, community, and Aruba as a whole.
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