Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery

Intriguingly located right in the heart of the rainforest, the Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery displays and sells a collection of works by Caribbean artists. Additionally, an array of crafts are available for purchase.

Many visitors are thrown off by the fact that Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery is located amidst a rainforest, but the truth is its location has to do with the artist whose works are displayed here: Sallie Harker. The land that the gallery is located on is actually hers. Harker invites guests onto her property to view her original oil and water colors, including the well-established series "Cruising the Caribbean," which is painted in oil on Wallaba shingles. Indeed, Harker specializes in seascapes, but you will also find paintings of native birds, turtles, and fish.

The art gallery also features a section dedicated to the art and crafts of local artisan. GillyGobinet, Naydene Gonella, Mehalah Spencer, Shari Erickson and Jennifer Meranto all have pieces here.

They sell the Banana leaf picture by Nzimbu Browne and the hand carved calabash by Ezekiel Jno Baptiste which are good quality, reasonably priced and very popular with tourists.

Getting There

Fig Tree Studio Art Gallery can be found in John Hughes, a neighborhood in the general vicinity of Sweets; it's to the west-northwest of Falmouth Harbour.

What's Nearby

If you enjoy comparison shopping, you'll probably be disappointed -- but you could at least consider visiting one of the other interesting shops that are located nearby, like Bailey's Countryside Flowers. Skim through the table below to get a feel for a wider range of stores within reach of this retailer.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Silver's Bakery Bakery -- --
Spencer's Supermarket Grocery Store 2.2 mi. East
Bailey's Countryside Flowers Florist -- --

Once you finish shopping, you can find at least a couple of local landmarks you could visit while you're in John Hughes. If a historical site sounds interesting, plan on lingering at both Sweets Windmill Ruins and Greencastle Hill Park. You'll also find a few places where you can eat nearby.

Hours

They are open from mid-November to June from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day except Sunday.

Contact Information

Location: Fig Tree Drive, John Hughes, Antigua

Phone: (268) 460-1234

Website: http://www.figtreestudioart.com/

Email: sallieharker@me.com

 

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