Enough with all the tourist souvenirs that were made in China. We will show you where to find true artisan painting, jewelry and graphic design. Support the local artists. This is great for a hot day, to pop in and out of air conditioning stores and art museum. Art is one of my favorite ways to learn about the culture and history of place. National art tells you the history stores of war, civil rights and beliefs. While folk art and artisans can inform you of the countries style, who's buying what, and their alignment or variations of western cultures. Do they really wear third eye jewelry or are fanny packs really in for men?
TAF (The Art Foundation)
Off the main market street, this is a secret garden oasis in the middle of the city. From the outside it looks abandoned and the door in, is a cellar door taking you down a rabbit hole. But you emerge into a courtyard surrounded by artisan shops. They also make a great cocktail. Stop in to refresh after all that shopping with a mojito or glass of wine.