Passing away of Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony was the love of Serena’s live and he was like a dad to her daughter Chayen. Even more than that he was Serena’s mentor, guide and motivator. Together they brought Serena’s Art Factory NV to higher levels. He was a famous musician and the best saxophonists of the Island. He was an artist like Serena and a great craftsman too, he brought the tropical garden of the Factory further to life by adding the animal areas and planning into the future.
February 13th, 2021 they lost the battle against leukemia, the terrible disease Michael was suffering from. It gives Serena peace that he is with Jesus. Michael left nothing else behind than Love, the Power of Faith, Memories of Joy, Words of Wisdom and the Sound of Music in your hearts. His CD is available at Serena’s Art Factory if you are interested.
In March 2021 there was a second very strict lockdown in place, which made Curaçao not attractive as a travel destination. The shops and factory were closed, and all staff worked from home again. This was once more a very hard time for all the companies on the island depending on tourism. From that time on people were getting familiar with the online collection of Chichi’s®.
You can have your beloved Chichi’s® delivered worldwide to your doorstep, but Serena and her team prefer to see you enjoy & feel Curaçao for yourself. They love the one on ones with each customer from all over the world. You can interact with the production team and choose your favorite Chichi® right here from the shelve.
XXXL Chichi® Crowdfunding
In June 2021 Serena’s Art Factory NV launched their Crowdfunding website www.ChichiKunst.com. When the world was hit by COVID-19 Serena’s Art Factory NV knew they had to stay creative to keep afloat the company.
So Serena and her team began a Crowdfunding that helped Serena’s Art Factory NV and Curaçao. They created a VERY BIG 2 x 2 meter Chichi® and painted her with all the attractions Curaçao has to offer. Everybody could buy their favorite illustration(s) for 1 naf per cm2.
The goal of this crowdfunding:
– Keep Serena’s Art Factory alive and painters painting
– Creating awareness for all the beauty of Curaçao
– Giving Art to the people
In May 2022 Serena’s Art Factory NV reached 70% of their target and decided to donate the last 30% to finish the Art Piece and get her ready for Punda, Willemstad.