Arte Cruz

Arte Cruz, Volcan: Address, Phone Number, Arte Cruz Reviews: 4.5/5

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Philip D
Cumming, GA7 contributions
Woodworking Expert
Jan 2020 • Couples
Arte Cruz is amazing and his shop has many hand made items highlighting Volcan and Panama. Also, Arte was able to show us how he created such wood works. Great place to stop and check out his works.
Written January 17, 2020
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CarolB
11 contributions
An unexpected stop on a tour
Jul 2019
What a treat. Mr Cruz unlocked the door for us and invited us in. We were greeted by the "resident cat". We checked out the walls and items sitting around the room. He invited us to watch how he carves things - with just a small chisel and hammer. Amazing work and an amazing man. He showed us the article in an airline magazine showing his fantastic work on his table of 100 plus pieces of wood. I too would love to own some of his pieces. My son bought a beautiful plaque and a glass that Mr Cruz engraved to show us his talent. What a guy. When in the area we will stop again, just to say hi and see what might be new on the wall.
Written August 6, 2019
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Robert S
Volcan, Panama32 contributions
Arte Cruz
Jan 2019 • Couples
An interesdting place to see local artisans creating there crafts. A good selection of art available for purchase.
Written March 19, 2019
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hazelcb
Tallahassee, FL32 contributions
What beautiful works of art!
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 to take home a bit of his handiwork. Oh, to be able to afford that splendid table that he'd created! I highly recommend Arte Cruz.
Written June 17, 2018
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dschuster12018
Volcan, Panama4 contributions
We enjoyed our tour of his showroom and shop
May 2018 • Couples
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. He created another table that was exquisite and carved several doors I wish I could afford and had a place for.
Written May 29, 2018
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kfn
41 contributions
Very talented wood carver!
Mar 2018 • Couples
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 in just 10 minutes (donation)!
Written March 13, 2018
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Tripin123
Houston, TX40 contributions
Arte's work is amazing and worth seeing.
Feb 2018 • Couples
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.
Written February 23, 2018
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Kathy K
Boquete, Panama32 contributions
a skilled man
Mar 2017 • Friends
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.
Written February 21, 2018
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Sherry J
Idaho151 contributions
A local famous artist
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 very nice. He loves to show how he does his work.
Written August 4, 2017
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KPanama777
Volcan, Panama81 contributions
Arte Cruz was very educational
Jun 2017 • Family
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 cursive!! Then he wrote on a glass freehand and it looked amazing. We ended up buying the glass for $5. His stuff is mostly priced $20 and up for hand crafted items. He was a nice guy and friendly with the kids. We will stop back by in the future! Maybe a homeschool field trip to his location!
Written June 18, 2017
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