Bajo el Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room

Bajo El Sol Gallery & Art Bar is a hybrid art gallery, bookstore, café, rum & cocktail bar.
Opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow
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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 month 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 year ago
Delightful place to have great coffee. Plus local art is exceptional.
- Marek K
a year ago
Finally a place to get an awesome espresso drink on St John! We stumbled into the art gallery and saw the espresso machine in the back and had to try it. Excellent! We met the couple that run the shop and they were so nice! If you need a great coffee while on St John, find them in Mongoose Junction.
- Tony M

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 – 7:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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