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Art and Local Handicrafts

Bonaire’s unique landscape above the water and incredible beauty beneath the water have inspired many local artists, creating a vibrant and thriving art community on Bonaire. Art galleries and exhibitions are found throughout the island, highlighting Bonaire’s strong tie to nature. Many of the traditional paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and jewelry are influenced and accented by Bonaire’s sea glass, driftwood, and varied plant, bird, and marine life. Bonaire’s rich and varied cultural history is also evidenced in much of the local art.

Arts and Crafts Markets.

Wilhelmina Park and the village of Rincon area also the sites for a local market each day when there is a cruise ship on the island. These markets provide a great opportunity to hunt for local wares, ranging from art, prints, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

"Chogogo" by Linda Richter

Many artists work in their home galleries.

Bonaire has few traditional art galleries but does have a number of artists, as well as stores, which focus on various types of art, featuring works with a Caribbean flair.

Galleries, Art Stores, or Artists

+599 717-5246
Tortuga Art Studio & Gallery
Handmade Ceramics & Silver Jewelry
+599 701-2019
Wowo Gallery & Gifts
+599 717-6695

For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page.

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