Johnston Foundry & Gallery

The only bronze foundry in the Bahamas, this is certainly one of the most unique places to purchase art in the Bahamas. Additionally, Peter Johnson keeps an art gallery on the beach where those interested in his artwork, and the works of other locals, can browse and perhaps take a piece of home as a souvenir.

The bronze foundry was built so that the Johnsons could cast their sculptures, which they do exceedingly well. Their primary muse is local marine and wild life. In the gallery, patrons may purchase bronze art sculpture which has been created by three generations of Johnstons who founded the settlement of Little Harbour in the 1950s. Their pieces can be viewed in the gallery in addition to pottery by Alice Bain, boxes and prints from Bob Zwickel and Pam Webb, and photographs by Tuppy Weatherford. Some of the most popularly sold items are the smaller bronzes mounted on driftwood.

Getting There

Located in the heart of the island of Great Abaco, near Winding Bay, Johnston Foundry & Gallery always welcomes residents and tourists who are shopping on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether you are staying in this location, you should feel free to stop by. If you're wondering, Hopetown is 14 and a half miles (23 and a half kilometers) to the north.

What's Nearby

For those who prefer doing a lot of comparison shopping, you're probably out of luck -- but you could at least consider dropping by one of the other interesting shops that are located nearby, like Pete's Pub & Gallery. You'll find it only less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) South West of Johnston Foundry & Gallery, so it would be easy to check them out, as well.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction Island
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 0.0 mi. South West Great Abaco

If you become famished but want to remain in the vicinity, then a good option is Pete’s Pub & Gallery, a conveniently located pub.

Seasons

The gallery is open November through mid-August. Between November and January they are open Thursday through Sunday, and from February through mid-August they are open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Location: Great Abaco

Phone: (242) 577-5487

Secondary Phone: (954) 353-2465

Website: http://www.petespub.com

Email: pete@petespub.com

 

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