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5 Best Art Galleries on Curaçao for the Art Lovers

Category: | Published on: October 31, 2019 | By Omaily Lucas

The art lovers visiting Curaçao won’t be disappointed when looking for local art. We have numerous art galleries, all with their own style. The art galleries on Curaçao feature art pieces that all have the colorful Caribbean flair. Making it unique pieces and a great representation of the island itself. What you’ll notice during a visit to one of these galleries is that they’re quite different from the usual. They have their own character and are as vibrant as the island itself.

 

Landhuis Bloemhof

Landhuis Bloemhof is an old mansion that has been turned into an art gallery. At Landhuis Bloemhof you’ll find art in various forms and from various artists. They have a varying exhibition year around. You can also enjoy some literature at their library or sculptures by local artists in their garden. After enjoying the art, you can take a seat at Number 10 coffeeshop for some aromatic coffee and lunch bites.

 

Gallery Alma Blou

The oldest and largest art gallery on Curaçao is located just outside the historic center of Willemstad. This gallery doesn’t only have local art but also includes art pieces from neighboring countries in the Caribbean. The collections consist of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, and dolls that are exhibited in different spaces of the mansion. At Gallery Alma Blou you’ll find paintings, sculptures, and art pieces made from different materials. No matter what style you enjoy, there’s a collection to admire.

 

Nena Sanchez Gallery

One of the renowned art galleries on Curaçao is the Nena Sanchez Gallery situated in Banda Abou (Jan Kok) and Punda. While the artist, Nena Sanchez, has passed away recently her work remained in the community. You can find her work on mural around the island and on the walls of organizations, corporate offices, and private homes. Her art is characterized by its realistic portrayal of the island with vibrant colors and the cultural aspects incorporated.

Mon Art Gallery

Mon Art Gallery is the perfect combination of paintings and crafts. It has a good dose of Caribbean flair and it’s the perfect gift to bring back home. The gallery is situated in the historic Riffort Village in Otrobanda. Every piece has a link to the island. What makes Mon Art Gallery one of the best galleries on Curaçao is the fact that you can pretty much find everything you want in one place. It’s a great place to do some shopping during your visit to Curaçao.

 

Artcave Francis Sling

Francis Sling is best known for his murals around the historic center of Curaçao. Just one block away from his big mural, in a quaint narrow alley in Skaló, you’ll find his colorful gallery. His art has a modern edgy vibe, influenced by the local culture of the island. His gallery is certainly one of the must-visit galleries on Curaçao.

Whether you’re an art connoisseur or not, visiting any of the art galleries on Curaçao will be worth it. It’s a great way to look and experience the island from the perspective of the artist. Learn the different layers of the island in a colorful and artistic way.

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