Private Kunstenaars and Artistes

Private Kunstenaars and Artistes Tour in St. Maarten
Excursion Highlights:
  • Dive into St. Maarten's vibrant art scene on the exclusive ""Private Kunstenaars and Artistes Tour”".
  • Visit prestigious galleries like Alexandre Minguet Art Gallery, showcasing stunning landscapes, marine scenes, and tropical flora.
  • Meet renowned artist Sir Roland Richardson, the ""Father of Caribbean Impressionism"", and delve into his rich cultural heritage.
  • Explore the charming village of Friar's Bay and enter the world of local artist Ruby Bute through her evocative paintings.
  • Enjoy a more personal excursion with a small group size, allowing you to visit with 3-4 artists along the way.
From $47.00/person to $370.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 15 minute walk from the cruise ship pier, or from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk approximately 200 yards from cruise ship to transportation. Surfaces outside galleries are paved and packed dirt and several are on inclines. There are a few steps at several galleries.

Private Kunstenaars and Artistes

Begin your Private Kunstenaars and Artistes Tour by setting out from the cruise pier in your air-conditioned vehicle. On this St. Maarten excursion, your driver will give you some general information about the island and its natural beauty, but today's program focuses on artistic beauty.

You will visit the Alexandre Minguet Art Gallery, which is now managed by the daughter of the late artist. The gallery carries original watercolors, paintings, lithographs, reproductions, postcards and posters by the artist that depict colorful landscapes, marine scenes, local villages and tropical flowers.

Visit one of the region's most-respected artists, Sir Roland Richardson, referred to as the "Father of Caribbean Impressionism". From a French Caribbean family that dates back to the 1700s, Mr. Richardson has recorded his culture for more than forty years with paintbrush and palette. His contributions to the realm of contemporary Plein Air Impressionism are part of art curriculum around the world. His works in oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and extensive fine print-making in etching, engraving, aquatint, mezzotint, woodcut and dry point have been featured in more than 100 one-man and group shows in museums and fine art galleries

During your time on the Dutch side, you will travel to the village of Friar's Bay, where you will visit the home of Ruby Bute. To Ruby, painting has always been her life and joy. Through her watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastels, you can look deep into St. Martin's culture and the natural beauty of her island and its people.

On your ride back to the pier, you will have the option of ending your tour downtown in Philipsburg's shopping area or back at the ship's pier. Guests departing downtown will need to arrange their own transportation back to the cruise pier at their own expense via taxi, water taxi or walking.

Please note: You will visit 3-4 artists. Artists may be substituted based on their availability. There are some inclines and steps required to access the galleries. Due to the intimate size of the galleries visited, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Unlike other groups, 10 guests is the maximum size group per departure to allow for a more personal experience. Itinerary and duration may vary depending on traffic.