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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.

Aruba 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

Murals San Nicolas

The event is filled with a creative plate of artists, performances, innovative talks, hands-on workshops, kid’s activities, live music, and more.

Art Schools

More about Art & Culture

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.

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.

Shot of the outside of the Archeological Museum


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

Mural of peacock in San Nicolas

Art and culture in Aruba, a Caribbean gem

Aruba is not just a tropical paradise. It’s a center of Caribbean art and culture.

Music in Aruba and the Caribbean

Get ready to move to the rhythm of the Caribbean and Aruba!

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 rigors of studying art on the 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 visiting international artists conduct workshops that culminate in an exhibition for the public.

Da Vinci Academy offers the opportunity to Aruba’s 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.

Students of Art schools in Aruba have gone on to make a career out of their talents both locally and internationally!

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