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Arbo Arto: A Fusion of Passion, Art, and Family

Arbo Arto was birthed in 2014, initially as a passion project to capture the raw essence of local surfers. But, inspired by the Portuguese beauty and the ceaseless embrace of nature, it evolved. Today, it stands as a symphony of diverse artistic expressions – from capturing the dance of waves on camera to transforming driftwood into sculptures, or screen-printing my imaginative designs. Portugal’s nature isn’t just a backdrop for me; it’s a muse that sparks my creativity.

The arrival of our son in 2020 added a new chapter to our story, turning Arbo Arto into a familial bond and a legacy in the making.

Every click of my camera, every driftwood piece that gets rebirthed in my hands, reminds me of the pure, exhilarating joy of creation. It’s this very joy, this very essence, that I aim to encapsulate and share through my artwork.

From Alpine Heights to Ocean Waves

My name is Michael Dragaschnig, the soul and shutter behind Arbo Arto. From the heart of Austria to the waves of Portugal, my journey has been nothing short of transformative.

Before diving into the world of lenses and lights, I was an electrician in my homeland, Austria. But a yearning for more led me to the Academy of Photography in Graz. As I honed my craft, my camera soon became an extension of myself. It documented early days of friends carving paths on skateboards and snowboards amid the alpine vistas of Austria.

But destiny had its course. Over ten years ago, with a backpack of dreams, I landed on the shores of Portugal. It wasn’t just another travel expedition; it felt like a soul’s return to its sanctuary. The picturesque landscapes, the enchanting oceanic rhythms, the warmth of the Portuguese, and the thrill of the waves – every nuance whispered to me that I was home.

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Our Growing Partnerships

Partnership Opportunity

We’re excited to announce that ArboArto is currently open to forging new partnerships with Resellers and Shops. Our mission is to integrate authentic Portuguese culture with global business aspirations. We can support your business venture with a diverse range of local offerings, including:

  • Exclusive Merchandise: Unique products tailor-made for your audience.
  • Custom Branding: Your logo, seamlessly incorporated on magnets and badges.
  • Fashion Line: Distinctive apparel, screen-printed with precision, even in small batches.

Why Join Hands with ArboArto?

  • Champion Local Production: Play an instrumental role in enhancing the Portuguese economy.
  • Celebrate the Ocean: Immerse in our profound love for the waves.
  • Widen Horizons: Become a beacon spreading Portugal’s enchanting aura globally.

Interested in learning more? We invite you to reach out to us at

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Arbo Arto

Vale da Telha
Sec. G / L 62 /CP 1756
8670-156 Aljezur/Portugal

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