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 is located in John Hughes, a neighborhood in Antigua; it's easily reached by taxi to the west-northwest of Falmouth Harbour.

What's Nearby

For those who prefer doing a lot of comparison shopping, you're probably out of luck -- although you could at least consider dropping by one of the other interesting shops that are fairly close, like Bailey's Countryside Flowers. Take a look at the table below to get a feel for a broader range of shops that are just a short distance from this one.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
The Fig Tree Culture Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops -- --
Silver's Bakery Bakery -- --
Spencer's Supermarket Grocery Store 2.2 mi. East
Bailey's Countryside Flowers Florist -- --

Aside from stores and shopping, there are a couple of local landmarks you might have fun visiting while you are in John Hughes. If immersing yourself in a historical site interests you, plan on lingering at both Sweets Windmill Ruins and Greencastle Hill Park. You'll also find a few restaurants 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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