Bajo El Sol

Photo Credit: © Sharon Johnson

Interested in a unique experience where different artforms come together in one place? Then Bajo El Sol is the place for you! Located in Mongoose junction, such a quaint area is the perfect fit for this unique art gallery. Decades ago it was just an artists's collective gallery, but now it is 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. This allows for a seated audience to enjoy performances held on small stages, while still exhibiting local art on the walls. Throughout different months of the year, Bajo El Sol has different themes in which the displayed art is curated. You can look forward to seeing work from local artists not only from St. John, but also 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

Situated in downtown Cruz Bay, Bajo El Sol is found within Mongoose Junction, and happily welcomes local customers and travelers exploring and shopping in this neighborhood or the surrounding area. Regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by.

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 a designated parking lot right next to the gallery!

What's Nearby

In case you can't find what you are shopping for in Bajo El Sol, you can check out some other specialty shops that are located in this general area, like St. John Experience Gallery, and Donald Schnell Studio. Be sure to read the table below to see some examples of shops close to this one.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Mongoose Junction Shopping Center 0.0 mi. West-Northwest
Wharfside Landing Shopping Center 0.3 mi. West-Southwest
St. John Experience Gallery Art Gallery 0.0 mi. North
Island Fancy Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.0 mi. West-Northwest
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.0 mi. West-Northwest

Other than shopping, there are various landmarks you could have fun visiting while you are in downtown Cruz Bay. If checking out a historical site sounds fun, plan on spending some time at Cruz Bay Battery. Or, if you'd rather check out a museum, you may wanting to consider Ivan Jadan Museum. When it's time to eat, there are a variety of places where you can enjoy a meal nearby.


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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