The following is a complete list of art galleries in Belize. We have written to a couple of the art galleries to see if they have an association list that they can provide. As soon as this is received we will update this article. Some of the larger galleries will ship your art piece to most anywhere in the world via post or private courier.
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Tip: Most Cities and Towns in Belize have government managed Houses Of Culture. Being government owned, they tend to be poorly managed; for example they do not have insurance for their exhibits. Mainstream artists do not usually make their works available at these establishments. But you can sometimes find hidden gems by unknown or undiscovered artists at reasonable prices. Some items of local art are made from exotic materials such as Belize rosewood.
91 N. Front St.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5
This riverside gallery is the leading art gallery and center for up and coming artists in Belize. Many artists choose the Image Factory to launch their new works, be it a new painting, exhibition, book, music album or poetry. Located on a busy street that leads to the Tourism Village, the Image Factory was established by Palestinian descent Yasser Musa and is at the center of Belize‘s art and cultural scene.
Belizean Handicraft Market Place
2 S. Park in Fort George area opposite Memorial Park
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-4
Broad selection of 100% Belizean-made crafts.
Mile 46, Western Highway, just before reaching The City Of Belmopan from the direction of Belize City.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8-6
Large gift shop with wood carvings, jewelry and some paintings by Carolyn Carr, Manuel Gonzalez Daza and others.
Caribbean Colors Art Gallery
501-206-0206 or 877-809-1659
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8-5
Lee Vanderwalker’s gallery, cafe and gift shop has wearable art by Vanderwalker, along with Christmas ornaments, jewelry, jewelry boxes and tiles.
Garinagu Crafts and Art Gallery
46 Oak St. at Tubroose St.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30-6
Owner Francis Swaso, a Garifuna art and culture expert, offers handmade Garifuna drums, dolls, wood carvings and masks.
Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery
3 Aranda Crescent at Gallery St.
Hours: 9-5 Tue.-Sat. (usually closing at Noon-2 for lunch); Sun. 9-Noon
Dangriga native Cayetano’s well-known paintings depict Garifuna culture. You can also buy CDs from Cayetano’s band and needlework and other art by other members of the Cayetano family.
Gales Point village next to Maroon Creole Drum School
Jill Burgess sells art made from driftwood and bamboo.
Maya Center Women’s Cooperative Crafts Store
Maya Center Village, Southern Highway
Hours: Daily 7:30-4:30
Baskets, slate carvings, masks, bowls, wood carvings and genuine Indian craft made by local Mopan women are sold at reasonable prices in this cooperative.
Hours: Daily 7-6
Lola Delgado displays and sells her own paintings of Garifuna women and Belizean seascapes, primitive but alluring.
Art ‘n Soul
South end of the Sidewalk, Placencia village
Hours: Daily 9-6
Greta Leslie displays and sells her own work, together with that of Nelson Young, Lola Delgado, Omar Sierra and others.
Maya Beach, opposite Green Parrot
Hours: Thu.-Tue. 10-6
Jenny Wildman’s gallery displays Belizean furniture, crafts, sculpture, textiles and art. A
Fajina Craft Center
Hours: Usually open mornings of market days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
This cooperative run by the Ketchi and Mopan women sells baskets, slate carvings, textiles and embroidered items.
Workshop at Airport Rd. near Tropic Air office at PG airstrip
Offers an array of hand-crafted products created by Maya women and designed for modern use. Stated mission is to empower Maya women as income earners and to support Maya female and male artisans. Maya women in eight Toledo villages create handbags, purses and other items that are sold in local shops and abroad.
Mile 60, Western Hwy.
This roadside gift shop near San Ignacio has a wide selection of Belizean and Guatemalan crafts, including wood bowls, wood carvings, masks, and others. There also are Orange Gifts subsidairies in San Pedro and at the Ka’ana Resort in San Ignacio.
Garcia Sisters Tanah Maya Art Museum
Cristo Rey Rd., San Antonio, Cayo
Hours: Daily 7-7
The Garcia sisters revived the Maya art of slate carvings, and many beautiful examples are on display and for sale here (most of the slate comes from the Mountain Pine Ridge) along with limestone statues.
Cristo Rey Rd., San Antonio, Cayo
Hours: Daily 6-6
Brothers Jose and Javier Magana offer their slate carvings, limestone statues, wood carvings and ceramics.
Barrier Reef Drive at Fido’s
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-6
One of the oldest art galleries in Belize, established more than 20 years ago by Londoner Lyndsey Hackston, Belizean Arts today has the an extensive selection of art by Belizean and expat artists, with paintings by Walter Castillo, Pen Cayetano, Nelson Young, Leo Vasquez, Piva, Eduardo Garcia, Curvin Mitchell, Jorge Landero and others. The gallery also carries Latin art by Cuban and other Caribbean artists, along with ceramics, jewelry and other crafts.
Working with local artists, they combine their extraordinary talents with the latest technology to scan and reproduce their work on ceramic tiles, creating a unique and beautiful way to decorate homes.
C. Emmanuel Gallery
Coconut Dr., inside SunBreeze Hotel
Hours: By appointment
Christopher Emmanuel, author of Secrets to Life and other self-help books, operates a small gallery selling his paintings of Maya and Garifuna life.
The Gallery of San Pedro Ltd.
San Pedro Town, Barrier Drive across the street from Fido’s behind the “Sail Away Cafe
Owner Jerry Lansing has a large collection of Belizean Arts, historic maps, hundreds of hammocks, great selection of wood and slate carvings and sculptures. One of the largest collections of masks in the country.
In addition to these galleries, gift shops at some Belize hotels and lodges sell Belize crafts and a limited amount of art. Among notable hotel gift shops with art and crafts are these:
Blancaneaux Lodge, Mountain Pine Ridge
Cahal Pech Hotel, Cahal Pech, San Ignacio – tourism trinkets only.
Cheers Restaurant Mile 36 Western Highway – only tourism trinkets now.
Jaguar Reef, Hopkins
Ka’ana Resort, Western Hwy., San Ignacio
The Lodge at Chaa Creek, Out of business in Belmopan
As anyone can appreciate, Art Galleries in Belize are in constant movement. Artists are not the best businessmen or businesswomen. That is the raison d’être for the existence of Art Galleries.
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