UAE’s largest pure handmade designer, art, fashion & craft market, ARTE is the place to find 150 contemporary and highly original makers and designers. Entrance to all their events is free, and all the locations offer free parking.
ARTE, The Makers’ Market has been operating in the UAE since 2005. ARTE, an acronym for ‘Artisans of the Emirates’ is known for its simple concept of promoting handmade arts, design, fashion, crafts, some sweet delights, all handmade right here in the UAE by its vendors.
Founder of ARTE, Miriam Walsh is a felt maker herself, works along with a small team of volunteers work enthusiastically organising the high quality ARTE events each weekend. The team is delighted to provide the 100s of participants in the ARTE markets with the opportunity to showcase their own hand crafted ranges. The unique and beautiful products available include jewellery, soaps and skincare products, greeting cards, cushions, scented candles, children’s clothing, ladies’ fashion & accessories, art, pottery and accessories for home and business, at regular market events and boutique are organised up on locations around the UAE. ARTE markets also play host to pop-up workshops including slime making, decoupage, hand-lettering, card making, painting, and others. They have demonstrations in embroidery, silversmithing and teddy bear repeairs. People can join their community Knitting Table.
Only products which are designed and made by the vendor, can be sold at ARTE, imported products for resale are simply not allowed. ARTE stands by the slogans “We make what we sell” and “Handmade in the UAE”.
ARTE has grown over the years and its vendors have creatively enhanced the potential and develop their love of making into a viable business. They are proud to support these achievements by offering an incubator for new businesses. Their popular flagship market is held twice a month in Times Square Center, Dubai. They also run a boutique markets in Mercato Mall as well as pop-up markets in Oasis Center Mall, Dubai and Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.
ARTE, The Makers’ Market has reached its 13th anniversary in 2018.
Photo courtesy: www.arte.ae
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