Art Rules Aruba launched with press conference and brunch

Art Rules Aruba kicked off in style, with a press conference, followed by delicious pancake brunch, at Atelier 89, on Monday.

Two hundred local teens signed up for the program, which is in its third year. They will be participating in intense summer courses in eight artistic disciplines such as Photography, Fashion, Film, Dance, DJ, Street Art, Music & Performance and Theater, taught by local and international professionals who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the youth of Aruba.

Rembrandt Café, at the South Beach Centre was the proud sponsor of brunch. Chef Bas De Boer did not hesitate to volunteer his cooking skills and woke up at 4am to start flipping pancakes at the Rembrandt Café kitchen. He then delivered then warm to Atelier 89, in Oranjestad, and heated them last minute before serving them to ravenous kids drizzled with traditional syrup and fine sugar!

The press conference was attended by Art Rules Aruba main sponsor RBC Bank, with Area Vice President Wayne Kowlessar. Artist Stanly Kuiperi was also on hand to coordinate the Street Art project, the creation of a giant mural in Madiki, designed as part of the island’s beautification plan. Representatives of the Aruba Way Foundation graced the conference with their presence delivering generous check, donating 50 scholarships to Art Rules Aruba, to the most talented applicants. Elvis Lopez, director of Atelier 89 expressed his satisfaction at the sight of motivated and interested art students, putting their summer vacation to good use.

The final showcase of Art Rules Aruba, at the end of the two weeks, will take Cas di Cultura by storm on July 20th, documenting the artistic evolution of Aruba’s budding artists. The general public is invited.

Among ARA’s partners and sponsors: Aruba Airport Authority, Playa Linda Beach Resort, Europcar, Red Sail Sports, Brown Lawyers, Coca Cola, Subway, KulturA, Salon, AIFF, Maduro Travel, Marriott Aruba Resort, Coldwell Bankers, Marketing Plus NV & Casa Del Mar.

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