Anguilla’s culture and art scene reflects the colorful, vibrant spirit of its people. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss during your time on our island. Below, we’ve put together a day by day guide to experiencing a taste of Anguilla’s arts and culture.
Day 1: Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery
After dining on the delicious and inventive French, Thai, and Japanese fusion cuisine that Hibernia Restaurant has to offer, you can wander over to the art gallery and take in the global art pieces on display, covering mediums such as paintings, jewelry, and sculptures.
Day 2: Live Music at the Dune Preserve
The Dune Preserve is a fun, lively bar and live music venue owned and operated by none other than reggae legend and Anguillan local Bankie Banx. You’ll find incredible music here on various nights of the week, as well as the popular Moonsplash Reggae Festival that takes place here each spring.
Day 3: Fountain Cavern National Park
Fountain Cavern National Park is Anguilla’s most famous archaeological site, and one of the best-preserved sites in the Caribbean. Travel down into Fountain Cavern and see the petroglyphs and stalagmite statues of deities carved by the Taino people, the first residents of Anguilla.
Day 4: Cheddie’s Carving Studio
Local artist Cheddie Richardson operates his studio, Cheddie’s Carving Studio (also known as Driftwood Haven), on the West End of the island, along the main road near Cove Bay. Self-taught from 9 years old, Cheddie’s driftwood sculptures feature vivid details and natural themes. One of his carved dolphin sculptures was even presented to Queen Elizabeth by the Government and People of Anguilla. You can reach the studio at 264-494-6027 for questions.
Day 5: The Wallblake House
The Wallblake House is Anguilla’s oldest remaining plantation dwelling, dating back to 1787. A remnant of the sugarcane plantation days gone by, the Wallblake House gives visitors fascinating insight into Anguilla’s colonial past.
Day 6: The Heritage Collection Museum
A private East End museum run by a local writer with extensive knowledge of Anguilla and its history, the Heritage Collection Museum is a vital part of the Anguilla Heritage Trail. The museum focuses on the history of the people of the island, rather than the island’s history.
Day 7: Art Galleries Around the Island
All around Anguilla, there are art galleries to be admired. L. Bernbaum Art Gallery in Sandy Ground features the painted works and prints of Lynne Bernbaum. Savannah Gallery in Crocus Bay showcases oil paintings, textiles, pottery, sculptures, and more from Anguilla, Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, and beyond.
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