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Art display at the Cosecha art gallery in Oranjestad.

Art Galleries

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

Discover why our island is being heralded in the art world as the emerging hub of art in the Caribbean region. Our Arrivals Hall at the airport is graced with a collection of work from local artists.

Visitors to Aruba are greeted by local art at the first moment they arrive on the island, when they walk through the arrivals hall at Queen Reina Beatrix International Airport, and again at the airport's distinctive sculpture garden as they depart.

​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.

Aruba Art Fair is a yearly art festival where international artists and local artists create street art.…

Art Galleries

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Music & Music Scene in Aruba

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

Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Arts & Culture in Aruba

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

Artist Trudy Lampe showcasing her art workshop

Art Schools

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

Local artist and photographer

Local Artist

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

Shot of the outside of the Archeological Museum


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

During their stay, they will notice expressions of visual arts such as sculptures, paintings, and installations in public spaces, gardens, banks, schools, and office buildings. A recent sculpture honoring Aruba's lost fishermen is found opposite the Governor's house along the Linear Park in downtown Oranjestad.

Resorts such as La Cabana Beach Resort and Aruba Marriott Resort display selected artworks in their lobbies. Restaurants such as Gasparito cover their walls with works of local artists, for diners to appreciate and purchase.

Aruba's artists have been evolving for more than 50 years, often studying abroad and returning to teach and create. Their works range from folkloric to abstract, utilizing media from traditional painting to the latest audio-visual arts. Many participate in group expositions abroad.

Some artists have their own ateliers, open for visitors. Do pay a visit to Unoca, the island's national gallery, during your stay.

After visiting the Aruba art galleries, we can guarantee that you will have gained more of an in-depth understanding of Aruban culture and the intense passion with which our artists create. Art galleries in Aruba are more than just stores or exhibition halls; they contain a slice of Aruban history.

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