Bajo El Sol

Photo Credit: © Sharon Johnson

Interested in a unique experience where different forms of art are combined in one place where you can experience them together? Then Bajo El Sol is the place for you! Located in Mongoose junction, this quaint area is the perfect fit for this unique art gallery. Once just an artists's collective gallery that was started decades ago, is now a venue for not only viewing art but also experiencing readings, performances, and films.

Bajo El Sol has taken it upon themselves to re-vamp their gallery by opening up the rooms so that performances on small stages can be held with room for a sitting audience, while also still exhibiting the locally created art on the walls. Throughout different months of the year, Bajo El Sol also has different themes in which the art shown will all focus on. You can look forward to seeing work from local artists not only from St. John but also be exhibits by artists from St. Thomas and St. Croix. The combination of poetry, selected readings, performance, films, and local art creates a wonderful mix of styles and techniques that are amazing to experience together.

Getting There

Bajo El Sol, a part of Mongoose Junction, is found in downtown Cruz Bay.

Don't be concerned about finding a place to park, not only can you walk right up to the shop from the street, but there is also a designated parking lot right next to the gallery!

What's Nearby

If you're interested in browsing or window shopping, you'll be pleased to know that you'll find plenty of other specialty shops near Bajo El Sol, like Best of Both Worlds, and Donald Schnell Studio. Be sure to read the table below to get a feel for a broader range of shops that are fairly close to this one.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Mongoose Junction Shopping Center 0.0 mi. West-Northwest
Wharfside Village Shopping Center 0.3 mi. West-Southwest
Best of Both Worlds Art Gallery 0.0 mi. West-Northwest
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.0 mi. West-Northwest
Friends of the Park Store Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.0 mi. West-Southwest

In addition to shopping, you can find a good number of landmarks that you might enjoy while you are in downtown Cruz Bay. If heading to a historical site sounds interesting, plan on spending some time at Cruz Bay Battery. However, if you would rather visit a museum, then you may want to try Ivan Jadan Museum. You will also find a variety of places where you can eat in this area.


They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are open on all holidays except Christmas.

Contact Information

Location: 528 18-3, Mongoose Junction, downtown Cruz Bay, St. John

Phone: (340) 693-7070

Secondary Phone: (340) 715-4841




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