Chichi Shop Punda

Chichi Shop Punda, Willemstad: Hours, Address, Chichi Shop Punda Reviews: 4.5/5

Chichi Shop Punda
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Searching for the perfect local art experience ánd an amazing souvenir to take home? A visit to Serena’s Art Factory in Punda will help you out. Here you can treat yourself and your family for a fun day out or even a handmade Chichi® by the local artists and craft women from Curacao! We would love to tell you all about our Chichis ® and their cultural backstory! If you are already familiar with the story behind the Chichi® we may also offer you a fun painting lesson (including drinks and a snack) where you can paint your own Chichi® to take home as a souvenir. Do you want to explore even more? Our staff gladly tells you everything about the most exciting things to do nearby Serena’s Art Factory in Punda!
Suggested duration
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4.5
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Stephanie W
Haddonfield, NJ31 contributions
Horrific Artist- Steals Art Ideas
Feb. 2020 • Couples
First she sells chichi dolls that are an exact match for an artist in Germany but now she is selling painted cats when an artist down the street from her has the official cat of Curacao. The Skadey cat is so cute with a beautiful artist and this artist is copying her. What artist does that? I thought artists support each other not copy another's art and claim it for their own. Not nice. Go to Cooperstone and buy a Skadey cat instead.
Written 3 March 2020
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Dear Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to write us an review and giving us the chance to respond to it. The Chichi® doll definitely has characteristics of the famous Niki de Saint Phalle, but is absolutely a unique personality on her own. Did you know Niki de Saint Phalle did also made cats? And yes you are correct that Niki de Saint Phalle is an inspiration for Serena. So are the famous Austrian ‘Venus of Willendorf’ sculpture, and the women created by Fernando Botero. Chichi® as an artwork got the approval of the Niki de Saint Phalle foundation in 2008. The cat was created by Serena thru a request of a good friend that lost his cat. He wanted a memory of his loving cat. And as you might know Serena has serval cats at the factory and due to the good responds of the created cat, Pushi® was born. Pushi® is not the only animal in the collection, Chichi® gets surrounded by goats, cows, donkeys, birds, dogs and cats since the beginning of 2008. We do believe Pushi® and Skadey are characters on their own and certainly not a copy of any other cat.
Written 5 March 2020
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Jacinda S
Charleston, SC3 contributions
Don’t miss this one!!!
Dec. 2019 • Friends
We came here today to paint Chichi’s, and it was the most amazing experience! There was a mixup with our reservation and we ended up at the wrong place, but Serena was such a gracious host and took excellent care of us (by the way, DON’T book your reservation through TripAdvisor, use their website instead!). She is a truly inspiring and beautiful soul with such an amazing story; you really don’t want to miss this experience. I am so grateful and honored to have gotten to meet her today and take part in painting one of her Chichi dolls with her.
Written 28 December 2019
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Thank you for your kind words. Great to hear you enjoyed it that much! It makes me curious how your Chichi became and where her new home is. Feel free to leave a message on our Facebook!
Written 14 January 2020
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HenryChin
Naples, FL1,458 contributions
A Cute Store
Nov. 2019 • Couples
A cute little shop with lots of Chichi gifts. All locally crafted items. My wife purchase a Chichi Christmas ornament.
Written 19 November 2019
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Thank you for your visit!
Written 14 January 2020
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Louisianagirl51
Castle Rock, CO503 contributions
Tour Stop
Mar. 2017 • Couples
This was a stop on our tour and I have to say I wasn't impressed. To hear our tour guide it was amazing and we would be given a talk by someone there. No talk, no one there except to try to get us to purchase merchandise.
Written 1 March 2017
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Hello Lousiana Girl, Sad to hear you have been disappointed we are trying to find out which day your tour has been taking place, and with which tour you came. we must say if it was on a Saturday the tour operator should have down the explanation due to the fact that Saturday is not production you can follow up. Ones more our apologies
Written 28 May 2018
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Chichi Shop Punda is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm