Galerie d’Art Les Soupirs
The popular Galerie d’Art Les Soupirs specializes in preserving the legacy of Amerindian art, traces of which can be found across all the Antilles thanks to the Indian populations that arrived here from the Orinoco many hundreds of years ago. Local artists such as Eliane Saint Louis Augustin, André Noel and Régina van Puyenbrouk have worked with clay, silk, calabash and other traditional materials to produce sculptures and pictures that evoke the memory of these long-lost cultures. These can be viewed alongside Indian-style objects (including dream catchers and wind chimes), also made using historical techniques. Aside from its exhibitions, the gallery holds regular painting and sculpture workshops to encourage further artistic creation on Martinique, and promote the island as a place of art and culture.