Your tour begins on the West side of Bay Street in the comfort of our fully Airconditioned vehicle, where you meet your Tour guide at Mcdonalds opposite the Hilton Hotel and for Cruise Ship Passengers Pick up location would be at VIA Cafe right in front of the Cruise Terminal/Prince Charles Dock(Festival Place) or your location (if you select the transfer add-on).
The beautiful landscape, the colorful houses and the people of the Bahamian islands have inspired many native artists which includes names like Amos Ferguson,Kendal Hanna, Maxwell Taylor, Jackson and Stan Burnside, Eddie Minnis, Brent Malone John Beadle, Antonius Robertsand others. Spaces for arts and culture are key to connecting people, ideas, and communities. Discover Nassau’s thriving community of artists and creative souls through this mobile airconditioned tour of its mostly downtown art spaces and galleries in Nassau.
Relax in the airconditioned vehicle and let us take you on a Tour to Art Galleries listed such as The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, The Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery at Hillside House, and The D’Aguilar Art Foundation or The Doongalik Studios where our Local artist can also be found.
Spaces for arts and culture are key to connecting people, ideas, and communities. Discover Nassau’s thriving community of artists and creative souls through this walking tour of its downtown art spaces and galleries.
You may not have time to visit all 700 islands and Cay in The Bahamas, but with Luxton Ace Gallery Trip, you can discover a whole new world of Bahamian art and culture right here in the city of Nassau. No need for a map or compass to tap into this two-hour voyage of rich Bahamian heritage—our experienced tour guides will lead the way.
Few of our local artists are listed : Amos Ferguson is one of The Bahamas’ most prolific and best-known intuitive artists. A deeply religious man, his work is full of spiritual themes and references. He uses house paints on cardboard or plywood to create paintings with simple shapes, quirky subjects and outstanding colors. He is often referred to as ‘the grandfather’ of Bahamian art.
Kendal Hanna is an abstract artist and sculptor. He went through a phase of painting only in black and white, before incorporating color in his work. He is now an artist in residence at the Popup Studios in Nassau.
Maxwell Taylor is renowned for his ceramics and paintings, but it is in printmaking that he really excels. His woodcuts and etchings are in a challenging large format and he works with uncompromising social realism.
Brent Malone is acknowledged as a master of technique in all disciplines. His work is found in many important international collections. He started many galleries in The Bahamas, encouraged other artists, and promoted Junkanoo as an art form.
Dave Smith’s ‘Pop-Realist’ style contrasts imported artifacts, such as American cars, with ethnic and often idealized Bahamian landscapes. He currently works as a union Scenic Artist in Burbank, California, and still maintains a residence in the Bahamas.
Eddie Minnis is renowned for his landscapes and paintings of the Bahamas’ architectural heritage. He specializes in oil painting with the palette knife and is entirely self-taught.
Stanley Burnside’s works display a fascination for strong women in the matriarchal culture of the Bahamas, and a passion for local culture, ancestors and history. He considers himself a ‘landscape artist,’ painting the ‘landscape of his mind.’
Jackson Burnside is a professional architect, university lecturer, designer and talk show host as well as an artist. His paintings reflect his passion for Bahamian culture and he founded the Doongalik Studios to establish The Bahamas as an international center of creativity.
Antonius Roberts is a sculptor whose work is about nature, humanity and spirituality. An avid conservationist, Roberts collects wood to use for his sculptures that he carves out with a chainsaw. Among many of his notable works is ‘Sacred Spaces,’ paying homage to the first landing site of slaves in The Bahamas.
John Beadle is a painter and sculptor who works with many different materials. Several of his series are about the despair of the illegal migrants who arrive by boat from Haiti. He collaborates with brothers Jackson and Stan Burnside on many projects such as ‘Jammin.
After your free time you will be driven back to your ship, hotel or private residence, depending on your selection on your booking.