The Best Art Galleries on the Caribbean Island of Dominica
With such stunning natural beauty
, it’s no wonder that the mountainous Caribbean island of Dominica
has been a source of inspiration for writers and artists throughout the years. Whether you spend your time in Dominica hiking, swimming or sightseeing, take a break to discover the island’s art galleries, some of which will surely surprise you.
The Art Asylum
Each of Earl Darius Etienne’
s works is influenced by his environment and strives to transcend the conventional in various ways – for example, by creating illusions of motion in visibly static paintings. He is undoubtedly one of the most established Dominican artists. Stop by the Art Asylum to view and purchase some unique pieces that reflect the soul of the leading figure on Dominica’s contemporary art scene.
Tiffany’s Art Gallery
Paintings, wood carvings, ceramics, locally handmade soaps, body scrubs, scented candles and jewellery can all be found under one roof at Tiffany’s Art Gallery. Located in Canefield, the gallery has a spectacular display of locally produced art on sale, along with tasty food and drinks served in a lovely café. Watch out for the frequent cultural nights.
E Moses Art Studio and Gallery
Influenced by his mentor Earl Etienne, Ellingworth Moses
belongs to a younger generation of Dominican artists. His constantly evolving work, from realistic landscapes to abstract subjects, shows that there are no limits to finding ourselves – only experimentation. Guided by a vision of a world where race, religion, class and politics do not divide us, he portrays his vision through faceless characters, taking away all individual characteristics and giving us a true-life lesson that is universally applicable.
Old Mill Cultural Centre
Officially established in 1985 to provide facilities for the administration of local arts and culture, Old Mill Cultural Centre is a legendary venue for artists to show and sell their work. Due to the regular exhibits and performances, you’ll have the special opportunity to learn about the island
’s cultural heritage in the most appropriate place: the first Dominican sugarcane mill.
These recommendations were updated on September 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.