Creative, passionate, and peaceful expressions of Caribbean beauty abound in Anguilla. It radiates from every angle and every aspect and every sense-awakening experience on this little piece of heaven. From canvases of vibrant color and driftwood carvings, to the soul-stirring and hip-activating sounds of steel pan and guitar, the island articulates its joy of life through music, art, poetry, and dance. The individual celebrates creativity with complete freedom on Anguilla – and the results of this are a wonderful and productive artistic community that flows through the people and the entire island nation, helping to make Anguilla the haven of goodness it is.
As if magnetically attracted to Anguilla, artists from around the world have come to join the local artist community in pursuit of their creative muse. Galleries are abundant and rich with impressive visual masterpieces and gentle Caribbean music fills the air, creating the perfect soundtrack for the artistic island experience. Here on Anguilla, people are celebrating the individual, the community, and the life.
Here’s a story about homegrown Anguilla art from Nenna, the product manager at My Anguilla Vacation:
“The last time I was in Anguilla, I went to the Devonish Art Gallery, shopping around and wanting to buy something local to bring back with me to Canada. A painting caught my eye, it called to me, and I decided to purchase it without even knowing who it was by. As it turns out, the artist of this beautiful painting was the local sales girl at the gallery. She was just starting out and I bought her first painting.” (the image above)
Best Anguilla Galleries
These are just a few of the many excellent art galleries around Anguilla. Pop into one or all of them, chances are you’ll be feeling inspired and just may find a souvenir as special as Nenna’s.
Cheddies Carving Studio
Cheddie Richardson, an internationally acclaimed wood sculptor, works in mahogany, walnut and especially driftwood. His creations portray birds, dolphins, ﬁsh and humans, and some pieces have been cast in bronze, supervised by the artist himself. One of a kind driftwood tables are breathtaking in their form and scope. Located along Albert Hughes Drive. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Tel: 1 (264) 497-6027
Lynne Bernbaum Art Studio
Lynne Bernbaum explores the geometry of nature in her ﬁne art that is inspired by her surroundings on her island home of Anguilla. Overlaying the elements of pattern, subject, color palette and composition with a reﬁned style and a whimsical seriousness, she achieves startling and graphically compelling results in her paintings. Lynne’s studio is located in George Hill Landing. Open Monday through Saturday.
Tel: 1 (264) 497-5211
Housed in the historic Rose Cottage in the Lower Valley, the Savannah Gallery showcases contemporary Caribbean art including paintings, sculpture, crafts and prints from throughout the Caribbean. The Gallery also includes an extensive Haitian art collection. Additionally, Savannah also showcases an eclectic selection of art created by resident artists of Anguilla. Diverse style and media reﬂect each artist’s love and passion for art and for Anguilla. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am through 5:00pm.
Tel: 1 (264) 497-2263
Artistic Anguilla in All Aspects of Life
While we’re on the subject, Anguilla also hosts some of the best festivals in the Caribbean to celebrate art and life. Check out the Anguilla International Arts Festival, Tranquility Jazz Festival, Moonsplash and many other artistic happenings that will crop up from time to time. Come to Anguilla this year, and be part of the art. Feel it. Experience it. It’s unlike anything else.
Check out our Anguilla Vacation Specials page for the lowest guaranteed rates on accommodation and we’ll help make your artistic vision of a dream getaway in Anguilla a reality.