PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Art Craft Café Foundation is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2015 to explore social, environmental and creative influences that contribute to a sustainable future for Sint Maarten.
The Art Café Foundations’ initial engagement commenced with the Art School where art classes are provided for all ages. The following art classes are offered: drawing and painting, screen-printing & design, sculpture &
pottery. The foundation also host’s many events such as: Sip & Paint date nights, Birthday parties and many more.
In December 2018 the Art Café expanded the foundation by incorporating the development of the Waste Factory Sint Maarten, located on Front Street 3A, beside the Art Craft Café Gallery located, in Philipsburg. Ms. Tes Verheij is the founder and Managing Director of both the Waste Factory Sint Maarten and the Art Café School.
The Waste Factory is a one-stop shop for information, advice, education, the sale of environmentally friendly products and a champion of a circular economy on Sint Maarten that embraces the 5 R’s of sustainable waste
management, namely Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Repair &Recycle. From October 2019 to April 2020 a selection of paintings from the Art Craft Cafe students will be prominently displayed in the lobby area, library and conference room at the House of Parliament.
The general public is invited to see the work of various artists of the Art Café displayed at the House of Parliament.
The Parliament of Sint Maarten exhibits the work of different local artists approximately every 6 months.
Previously the work of Ms. Beverly Mae Nisbeth was displayed.