The very first edition of the Aruba Art Fair launched in Aruba’s San Nicolas in September 2016. 10,000+ art lovers visited the fair to browse and buy 100s of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints in a different and friendly environment. In 2018 we will now welcome over 10,000 art enthusiasts to our art fair, where they can find a mix of local, national and international artists and galleries showcasing a wide array of affordable artworks by established artists and rising stars.
We hold many events throughout the year, but only 1 Aruba Art Fair. Each day of the 3-day event is filled with a creative plate of artist, performances, innovative talks and tours, hands-on workshops, kid’s activities, live music and irresistible restaurants and bars; making them an ideal day out with family and friends. It’s no wonder that since our beginning in 2016, over 20,000 people have visited Aruba Art Fair, taking home pieces of artwork to loving new homes.
Oscar “Tito” Bolivar
FOUNDER & Organizer
“It all started back in 2015 after a visit to Bogota, Colombia. After seeing how art was everywhere on the streets and connecting people, I went back to Aruba and the concept of the Aruba Art Fair was born.
In 2016 we started Artisa showcasing works from a pool of over 150 relatively unknown artists. And with 15 muralist, art was brought to the dead streets of San Nicolas. Everyone loved the relaxed atmosphere in which they were free to take their time browsing the work. What remains constant is the emphasis on accessibility, education and innovation, to ensure a fun day out surrounded by great art is had by all!”