b'THE BEACHES MUSEUMS any time of the day, every day of the week. The eclectic collection of street ROGERS BEACH SAN NICOLAS art was produced by more than 20 Outfitted with a few shady picnicCOMMUNITY MUSEUM world-renowned street artists from huts, Rogers Beach sweeps around Peek into the everyday lives ofaround the globeincluding Brazil, a reef-protected bay that proves past generations of our close-knitPortugal, Mexico, Kazakhstan, the ideal for swimming.A handful ofisland community at the San NicolasNetherlands, Argentina, Curacao, colorfully painted traditional fishingCommunity Museum.Local familiesBelgium, Spain, Italy, Colombia, boats are docked within the sheltered have donated precious memorabiliaGermany, and several local artists as bay at the far end of the beach,and antiques passed down throughwell over the past two years during adding a touch of charm to thegenerations that represent the dailythe annual Aruba Art Fair. peaceful setting.life of a bygone erafrom antique record players, sewing machines,Feel free to race to your travel ICONIC SITES and telephones to vintage clothingagent to book your next trip to Aruba. and barber chairs.LOURDES GROTTOLourdes Grotto is a Roman CatholicARTshrine located at Seroe Preto (Black Hill) near San Nicolas.In 1958,THE CARIBBEANS NEW ART HUBto commemorate the reportedArubas art scene has grown by a appearance of the Virgin Mary inbroad brushstroke in recent years. It Lourdes, France, 150 years earlier,is perhaps most visually highlightedTo learn more about the island of a San Nicolas preacher and hisin San Nicolas, an artistic hub in theAruba visit www.aruba.com. parishioners hoisted a Statue of MaryCaribbean with galleries and artisan into the hills limestone cave.Theworkshops.The scene stealer here grotto is one of the best places tois the creative and intriguing street pray, with a mass celebrated hereart, graffiti art, and murals that each year on February 11, the Feat ofhave transformed the town into a Our Lady of Lourdes. free street gallery accessible to all, 7'