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| Visitors to Bequia will find a
variety of local arts and crafts in the boutiques of
Port Elizabeth and at artists' studios around the
island. Model boats, scrimshaw, woodcarving and
crochet are among the craftworks of Bequians carrying
on the island skills of boat building and net making.
Artists from other lands but living in Bequia
incorporate local images and materials into their
work, and add paintings, ceramics, stained glass
clothing and textiles to the varied mix of artistic
creations to be found on the island.
While you are on Bequia, do take the opportunity to visit Bequia artists and artisans; not only will you chance upon many real treasures, you will also meet some unique individuals, each with their own stories to tell. If you are lucky, your visit will coincide with an Arts and Crafts Fair, held under the Almond Tree in Port Elizabeth, where a wide range of local artists and craftsmen offer their work for sale.
Opening hours for artist studios
vary, especially in the summer season, and some
visits are by appointment only. Check with the
artists themselves or at the BTA office.
Oasis Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop
Three minutes walk further on from Mauvin's
The Whaling Museum, La Pompe
The history of Bequia's whaling heritage, many maritime artifacts