Eastern Art Arcade was established in 1972 to import African Art from Kenya, and now in its 36th year, has offices in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa & Tanzania and is one of the oldest African Art Wholesalers in the United States.
We are also agents for Local Small scale Businesses & Co-Operatives based in Sub-Saharan, Central and West Africa and help them market their products exclusively in the USA.
Our customer base consists of major retail chain stores, boutique’s, gift stores, museums, zoo’s catalog companies and home decorators to mention a few.
With over 35 years of experience wholesaling African Art products in the USA we are able to meld two disparate worlds into one that combines both experiences. Our philosophy is to deliver quality product with outstanding service to meet or exceed our customers' expectations.
Our products are made on the principles of Fair-Trade which is an organized social movement and market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and promoting sustainability. The movement promotes the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods. It focuses in particular on exports from developing countries to developed countries, most notably handicrafts.
By buying Fair Trade products you are making a difference in the lives of Artisans not just by paying fair prices but also by bringing them Joy in being able to provide for their families, earn dignity and respect in their community and bringing them hope for the future.
Fighting poverty in Africa and around the world is a cause very dear to our heart. Below are links to organizations who help in that cause.
"We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed." -Mother Teresa (1910-1997)