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What beautiful works of art!

Mr. Cruz was not in when my husband and I went to Arte Cruz. But his terrific assistant and her... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
We enjoyed our tour of his showroom and shop

Mr. Cruz showed us around, gave us some history on his work and showed us magazine article about a... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Volcan, Panama
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Via Principal, 3k al Sur de Volcan, Volcan 0424, Panama
+507 6622-1502
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Mr. Cruz was not in when my husband and I went to Arte Cruz. But his terrific assistant and her sweet puppy were there and chatted with us. Mr. Cruz's work is superb, and he is extremely talented, as is his assistant. We were thrilled...More

Thank hazelcb
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Mr. Cruz showed us around, gave us some history on his work and showed us magazine article about a masterpiece table he made of over 100 types of wood. We purchased some artwork and a plaque he did in front of us of our names....More

Thank dschuster12018
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Jose de la Cruz is a Master Carver! Has a room full of carved wall hangings, doors, tables, all brightly painted by another talented artist. His large table has been featured in several Panama magazines. Speaks good English. He'll even carve you a little something...More

Thank kfn
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Stopped in to primarily stretch our legs but also check out his souvenirs. Arte is a very friendly and interesting man. His work is quite impressive.

Thank Tripin123
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Mr. Cruze has lived and worked and taught all over the world. His skill and craftsmanship are remarkable. You can get your name done while you wait.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped with just the intention of buying something because we'd heard good things about him. Needless to say he is an incredible artist. He does everything from tables, chairs, doors and then small items also. It's a must see he is incredibly talented and...More

Thank Sherry J
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We stopped by here on our way to Don Joaquin to get some duros. The man here was a great. He spoke some English. He showed my kids how he uses his chisel to write his name on wood. He made it look EASY in...More

Thank KPanama777
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Arte Cruz is one talented craftsman. He is very friendly and loves demonstrating his work and sharing his wealth of knowledge. He has made some unique and amazing furniture from different types of timber from many places which you can view. He studied in Italy...More

Thank folino1
Reviewed 9 June 2016

What a pleasure in meeting Arte. A master artist. Made for my son a key chain and personalized while we watched. Arte is a master carver with just about anything. If nothing else stop and see his artwork. There is a table that he did...More

Thank waterbull
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped by Arte Cruz's shop and he gave us a tour of the shop. We could also look at the examples of his work in his showroom. He is a master woodworker. The work included furniture and wall hangings. We were so taken by...More

Thank Carol C
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