RBC Royal Bank’s Art Rules Aruba Kicks Off in Full Capacity With a Record Number of Applicants (270) Confirming One Thing, Aruba’s Youth Wants More Arts Education!

Starting in 2010, The Pancake Gallery Foundation led by twin sisters Ira and Ayra Kip, are now celebrating their 5 year anniversary of Art Rules Aruba.

The educational Arts Program has seen over 600 young aspiring teenagers (13-26) who all have a passion for the Arts and the will to develop their personal talents. Since 2010, Art Rules Aruba has brought over 54 international Artists and teachers from around the world to the Island to teach art in several disciplines. Starting with 6 disciplines 5 years ago, Art Rules has since then grown into offering 9 Art disciplines including, Dance, Theater, Creative Media, Fashion, DJ, Rap & Poetry, Street Art, Music & Performance and Culinary Arts.

In celebration of their lustrum, a new workshop titled “Art Rules Junior” added to the program and specifically offered to the 9-12 year olds. Presenting the 1st liberal arts program on the island that will offer you ones the opportunity to experience several disciplines over the course of the program. For this program Art Rules is bringing back first year teacher and multi talent Zanillya Farrell, known as emcee, performer and soon to be Graduate of the Fontys School of Arts, Rock Academy. Zanillya is also a teacher for several schools and programs teaching art to teenagers who struggle with personal challenges.

Art Rules Aruba will kick off on July 5th at Cas Di Cultura with an outdoor block party, and close with a “Tasting Competition” in collaboration with Aruba Marriott on July 17th introduced by the Culinary Arts Students, followed by the final showcase of all students at Cas di Cultura on July 18th. Tickets for the final showcase will be available from July 8th at Cas di Cultura.

After the closing of the program, The Pancake Gallery will make a swift transition to Curaçao as The Pancake Gallery will be debuting Art Rules Curaçao on July 21st. This is the first step in expanding the program in the Caribbean region, which has become the goal for its founders. “Exited with the growth of the program and the success after 5 years, it is definitely time to take the next step for the foundation and see if Art Rules can expand “advanced arts education in the region, not just on its sister islands but also Surinam where producers will be traveling in august researching the possibilities for Art Rules Paramaribo in the near future.

For more information on Art Rules, it’s past, present and future updates, visit  www.artrulesaruba.com or www.artrulescuracao.com or follow its social platforms via  www.facebook.com/artrulesaruba @artrulesU on twitter and @artrulesflicks on instagram.