Bajo el Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room

Bajo El Sol Gallery & Art Bar is a hybrid art gallery, bookstore, café, rum & cocktail bar.
Open today until 7:00 PM
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Bajo El Sol has scheduled events for the upcoming months, which include a movie screening with local filmmaker Steve Rockstein, a book signing with renowned writer and sailor Cap'n Fatty Goodlander, and the return of our First Friday exhibition series in April with "Aftermath."

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a week ago
We visited Bajo el Sol in early April while on the island of St. John. I had wanted to purchase something unique that would always represent our love of the islands when we are home. We spoke with David Knight Jr. while visiting and he was very knowledgeable, helpful and great to work with. I loved this wood carved piece but wanted to think on it before buying. He assured me it was easily available and would ship. I called him back after we returned home and placed my order. It arrived and is beautiful. Top notch experience from start to finish. Thanks David.
- Dawn J
3 months ago
Beautiful shop! David is a gracious host. We bought some prints and had them shipped home. He took great care in packaging them - and they arrived perfect!
- Anthony P
a month ago
A lot of cool artwork and haven't tried the rum yet but definitely will soon!
- A D

Located at Mongoose Junction, Bajo El Sol Gallery & Art Bar is a hybrid art gallery, bookstore, café, rum and cocktail bar. As a gallery and events space, Bajo El Sol is dedicated to offering the best in Virgin Islands fine art and cultural expression. At the Art Bar you'll also find Puerto Rican espresso coffee, chocolates, wine, craft cocktails, lite savory bites and locally made pastries. You’ll also find the largest selection of aged rums in Cruz Bay, which can be sampled in curated tasting flights.

Visit us during one of our many events for an immersive experience; we frequently host artist talks, poetry readings, film screenings and much more.

Curator Priscilla Hintz Rivera and writer David Knight Jr. took the helm of the established gallery in 2016. Hintz Rivera and Knight both grew up in the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region, and they love engaging visitors about Caribbean history and the dynamics of the current society on St. John. They hope to make every visitor’s experience of St. John not only enjoyable but rich in ways that deepen understanding and appreciation of this amazing, complex Caribbean island. Established in 1993, Bajo El Sol is a five minute walk from the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock.

Artists featured at Bajo El Sol include Avelino Samuel, Shansi Miller, Aimee Trayser, Luca Gasperi, Deborah St. Clair, Steve Simonsen, Kaye Thomas Eichner, Janet Cook- Rutnik, Jon Euwema, Karen Samuel, Doreen Walsh, Jessica Rosenberg, Lisa Etre, Kimberly Nogueira, Larry Lipsky, and others.

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Mongoose Junction
St. John, Virgin Islands 00830

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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