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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. 
model boat shop

Sargeant Brothers' workshop

Model Boats

  These exquisitely crafted examples of boat-builders' and woodworkers' craft are an integral part of Bequia boat-building tradition. 
   Expertly rigged and authentically detailed throughout, a visit to one of Bequia's model boat-builders' workshops is a delight and a revelation. 

Special commissions welcomed.


Mauvin's Model Boat Shop
Just beyond the vegetable market in Port Elizabeth

Oasis Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth
Oasis Art Gallery Bequia

  The Oasis is a bright new gallery with a mandate to present locally created art. It offers an array of high calibre original works in a variety of media, along with an affordable array of print editions, greeting cards and island gifts. 
  Showcased throughout the year are the colourful, mystical paintings of gallery curator L.D. Lucy  and the charming model boats-that-sail by her husband, Bequia seaman ‘Prop’ King. In addition, throughout the winter season, the gallery presents monthly exhibitions by resident and visiting artists. 
  Art Show opening nights are an island  ‘must do’ so if you’re visiting Bequia see our calendar of upcoming events or, better still, contact the Oasis to make sure you receive a personal invitation. 

Located behind the Porthole Restaurant at the start of the Belmont Walkway.
Cell: 497 7670

Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop
Three minutes walk further on from Mauvin's

Julie Savage Lea, Mango Tree Cottage Studio

  Located on the main road leading out of Port Elizabeth, open by appointment only. Watercolors and acrylic paintings, prints, and originals, many from her book “Bequia Reflections, an Artist In the Caribbean”

  Julie's art captures the vivid life of Bequia in joyous depictions of flora, fauna, people,
landscapes, and Regatta scenes. Choose from a variety of sizes and  prices, or commission a special painting to compliment your tropical decor.

Bequia Tel: (784) 455 4677

Julie Savage Lea Bequia

Claude Victorine's Studio

The Whaling Museum, La Pompe
The history of Bequia's whaling heritage, many maritime artifacts 
Tel: (784) 458-3322

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