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Serena's Art Factory

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A nice souvenir of Curacao

The Factory has a delightful, small outlet in the Punda area of Willemstad selling just one thing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travlintone
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
The Art Factory

One of the few places to visit in the south. The store is clean and well stocked. The cashier is... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2019
Mitchell S
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Toronto, Canada
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Searching for the perfect local art experience and an amazing souvenir to take home? A visit to Serena’s Art Factory 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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Factory has a delightful, small outlet in the Punda area of Willemstad selling just one thing; Chi chi figurines by the artist Serena Israel each hand painted by local women. 'Chi Chi' means 'lovely lady' in the local papiamentu creole and the figures celebrate...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Travlintone, Thank you for passing by and taking some time to leave us such a wonderful review. We would like to point out that in Curacao's culture, Chichi stands for the Eldest responsible daughter of the family, which takes care of the siblings while...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are beautifully maintained. The products in the art shop are amazing, but expensive. We had a question about the price for a small doll. As there was a misunderstanding on our side for the price for magnet and the small doll, the response...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day, thank you for your complements about our sculptures and also for your review. I appreciate you gave me a feed back on my sales personal, this gives me the opportunity to pick this matter up with the sales manager and in our next...More

Reviewed 6 February 2019

One of the few places to visit in the south. The store is clean and well stocked. The cashier is multi lingual , very polite and patient. Behind the store is the outdoor aspect of the factory. The ladies are friendly and invite questions.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mitchell S
SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Hi Mitchell, we are glad you had a wonderful time with us! Thanks for the review and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

We weren't able to take a class but we did purchase dolls and watched how they were created on a video if you get a chance to go take a class looks like it's very interesting

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mshoneyb4
SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Sorry to hear you couldn't make it to our workshops, hopefully next time you can join in painting your own Chichi ! Thanks for the lovely review and hope too see you soon.

Reviewed 19 January 2019

An experience to be enjoyed if you are not sensitive to black face art. Cottage industry approach is to be applauded but features represented in the art work are not my cup of tea.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roderic P
SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2019

Hello Roderic, we are sad to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would like to make it clear that Chichi® doesn't represent any kind of blackface art, Chichi® represents the vibrant, dynamic and responsible older sister of our culture. our sculpture...More

Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Fun day. A lot of information of the Chichi and the people who work there are very nice! The Chichi’s are not cheap but they are worth the money!

Date of experience: January 2019
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SerenaJanet, Owner at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Hi KimAug, we are delighted to hear you had such a fun day here. Hope too see you again very soon !

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

One of my dearest friends was getting married on Curaçao so we flew 7 ladies in from the Netherlands and 2 from Hong Kong. No wedding is complete without a proper bachelorette and all unanimously agreed to the chichi workshop at Serena’s Art Factory. And...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CHICHi_PundaShop, Manager at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi TravelLightC, Thank you for your visit and lovely reply! I love to read that you and your friend had an amazing time here while having the bachelorette party! Hope you are doing well and until next time. With love, the Chichi© Factory team

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

❤️ Do not come to Curaçao and miss this. Serena is an angel and the team is absolutely flawless. Besides the art being beautiful, the story needs to be heard by ALL !!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Serena I, Manager at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and lovely reply. We hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2018

After a tour of the ostrich farm, our van driver stopped at Serena's Art Factory. There, we were given a little history on the Chichi and watched several local women hand paint some Chichis. Chichi is the nickname for a special woman on Curacao. It...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Serena I, Manager at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you for visiting us, have fun with your Chichi.

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds but I didn't personally like the art. I was not aware that they have cats roaming freely outside the shop. I am allergic to cats, so I did not stay around long and didn't visit the gift shop. I understand the reasoning behind...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Serena I, Eigenaar at Serena's Art Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Thank you for your applaud for our project. Too bad that you don't like the art. But tastes differ once and certainly now with art is that so.

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Shannon D
7 February 2018|
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Response from SerenaJanet | Property representative |
Hello, The place is free for entrance. you can see that working area and enjoy the local garden atmosphere.
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Response from SerenaJanet | Property representative |
Here Our chichi prices: Chichi Small (6 cm) Naf. 48,- Chichi Flying (10 cm) Naf. 58,- Chichi Medium (15 cm) Naf. 138,- Chichi Standing with rollers (21.5 cm) Naf. 168,- Chichi Large (28 cm) Naf... More
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