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Address: 46 Mile Western Hwy., Belmopan, Belize
Phone Number: +501 822-2233
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Art Box is an arts and crafts center located in the hidden jewel of the...

Art Box is an arts and crafts center located in the hidden jewel of the Caribbean, Belize. This lush tropical country located in Central America has provided the inspiration for the Caribbean art and Belize art that we take pride in offering to the country and its visitors. Here at Art Box we have been designing and producing, beautiful, and elegant, high quality products inspired by the rich Belize culture and Caribbean culture since November of 1996 when we first opened our doors.

We place the utmost importance on sharing authentic Belizean and Caribbean art with our customers, and in turn introducing the world to the culture of our magnificent country, Belize and the Caribbean. The authenticity of our products is evident in the fact that a large percentage of our merchandise is made by local Belizean artists and craftsmen. This allows us to provide a revenue and support for our local artists and in turn share their work and Belize culture with you. Through Art Box we have been able to come closer to our goal of bringing more affordable and functional luxuries into everyone's lives. We insist on product quality, customer service, product evaluation and improvement.

We at Art Box have one true focus as a company and that is to allow everyone access to the products of Belize so that no matter where you are in the world we can bring the best that the Belize culture (and Caribbean culture) has to offer to your doorstep.

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Nicest place for souvenirs in Belmopan

This is a nice interesting shop filled with beautiful carved wood furniture, bowls, spoons and a nice selection of souvenirs from beautiful art to tacky stuff like keychains and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aslan-Betti
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Haymarket, Virginia
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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice interesting shop filled with beautiful carved wood furniture, bowls, spoons and a nice selection of souvenirs from beautiful art to tacky stuff like keychains and magnets. I dont like that they didn't take AMEX which always limits a store's purchases but you can freely browse and find a nice variety. The tiny outdoor area is great... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

this amazing shop is worth the stop even if you don't buy anything. the decor is natural, unique, and inspiring. the collection of local arts and crafts for sale are high quality yet reasonably and appropriately priced. there is also a bookstore and coffee bar. this will become a regular stop for me during belize trips.

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great selection of carvings, art work, jewelry, furniture, books, instruments, textiles, souvenirs all in one place. Maybe a bit on the expensive side but great to see what's available all in one nice well-maintained location.

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Thank mgard2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stocked up on some smaller pieces to take home to family members. Lots to look at, but they are very pricey and the people working were less than friendly. We found many similar and identical pieces in other areas for almost half the price. I wanted a bowl that was marked at $160 american and I got it a... More 

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gardnerville, nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stopped in this store while on the western highway just outside of Belmopan. The hardwood carvings are gorgeous. Even the building, gate and entrance are a feast for the eyes. True to apparent Belizean tradition there are no pushy vendors here. The best we saw in all of Belize!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped on our way. very relaxing environment, nice selection of souvenirs a bit pricey but was expected,

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1 Thank Andrew F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed with the art there. Really classy stuff and not the usual cheap stuff from the street vendors. You'll be impressed...wood art, pottery, furniture, etc..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Love this shop for the unique jewelry especially the black coral and laser cut wood and other cool gifts like handmade purses and notebooks. Some nice hand done scarves, too.

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Hahnbach, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

After the zoo we went on to an amazing little shop called Art Box, full of locally made art. While many of the prices were a bit higher than you could find elsewhere, they were still reasonable. And lets be honest, you sometimes pay more for surroundings, and the interior of this place was beautiful! Even the bathrooms left a... More 

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1 Thank Paige M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are not alot of retail shops that sell such quality, handmade local items...from furniture to spoons, its all really beautiful. A bit pricey but I would rather spend my money on something worthwhile and really appreciate discovering the ART BOX. If your driving from Belize City inland, its just before getting to Belmopan on the western highway.

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