Nestled inside Fido’s Courtyard, and filled with unimaginable treasures, Belizean Arts truly speaks to my heart.

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With its art covered walls, paintings at every turn, and display cases showcasing colorful, shiny, beautiful pieces of jewelry, elaborately embroidered pillowcases, rugs and more…it’s a true bohemian lover’s paradise.

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There really is something for everyone; from the easy-to-please to the have-everything person in your life. There’s always a reason to stop in, browse, shop and leave happy.

Jewelry:

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Gold-plated, semi-precious stones, hand-crafted pieces that stand alone, or blend right in with a few of your favorites…rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces…oh what a wonderful treasure trove of goodies!

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Fingers Draped Jewelry

No, that is not my hand. Fabulous manicure though! 😉

They are some of my most cherished items – and your significant other will definitely appreciate a trinket or two from here!

Crafts:

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From hand-carved wooden pieces, embroidery, beaded purses, key chains, wooden bowls, fabulous notebooks and brilliant hand-painted silks by the talented Lee Vanderwalker, there’s a unique piece for everyone.

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Paintings:

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These belong in their own category, because the room is chock-a-block with gorgeous pieces:

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Oils, watercolors and impressionist paintings of every size and style! Papo, Walter Castillo, Leo Vasquez, Chuy…these painters immortalize classic Belizean scenes, personalities and wildlife on canvas,

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…in all sizes so you can pack and carry at your convenience.

Belizean Arts is open daily from 9AM – 10:30PM, and located conveniently inside Fido’s Courtyard on Barrier Reef Drive.

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About the Author: Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym 'Tia Chocolate'. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.
Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.
She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.

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