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Cane Roots Art Gallery

Cane Roots Art Gallery is a space that celebrates the art, culture, and creativity of artists from the Caribbean and the Americas. Gallery owner Sonia Deane hosts specially curated exhibits and programs highlighting the artists' stories and works, with an emphesis on local artists. Located in downtown Christiansted, Cane Roots serves as a center of cultural expression for local artists and the community, a learning hub for students interested in the arts, and is committed to educating a broader audience to the vibrant arts scenes found across the region. Purchase works of art for your personal collection, or browse the gallery to learn about Caribbean art in it's many forms. Exhibits rotate every 1-2 months, visit the Cane Roots Art Gallery website for the latest exhibit details.

Location: Christiansted
Phone: (340) 718-4929

Founded in 2020, Cane Roots Art Gallery exhibits artwork in a variety of mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to photography and cinematography. View work from a range of artists, and shop for the perfect piece of artwork for your home. 

Featured artists have included: Carl Karni-Bain, Malek Bascombe, Deja Belardo, La Vaughn Belle, David Berg, Lucien Downes, Stephanie Chalana Brown, Saydee Carter, Leo S. Carty, Stefan M. Carty, Augustin Kelvin Holder, Tien Jameson, John Obafemi Jones, Elwin Joseph, Judith Lordi, Elisa McKay, El'Roy Simmonds, Niarus Walker and many more. Visit the Cane Roots website to learn more about the currently featured artists and exhibitions.

Cane Roots also offers educational programs like interactive enrichment trips for local students to learn about art, special community events, and the series of 'Art Over Bush Tea' with Culture TV. Visit the Cane Roots website to find out about upcoming events and educational opportunities.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm


Cane Roots Art Gallery rotates exhibits every 1-2 months and hosts opening and closing night receptions for each exhibit. To find out about the current exhibition and upcoming, please visit their website.


Cane Roots also hosts artist talks, offers special art classes and programs, participates in the  Christiansted Art Thursday events, and more. See their website for a schedule of events.
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Shop The Gallery

Cane Roots Art Gallery offers original artwork, reproductions, prints and more for purchase. Artwork is available in a variety of mediums by local artists, as well as artists from across the Caribbean and the Americas. Stop into the gallery to view their catalog of artwork today.

Shop Online

Cane Roots Art Gallery also has an online store for your shopping convenience. Click here to shop online now.

If you're looking for art by a specific artist, or of a particular subject matter, please contact Sonia Deane at


Sonia Nahar Deane

Sonia was born in Guyana, South America, and is blessed to have the cultures of Guyana and Suriname in her DNA. She migrated to New York City with her family where she later earned a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Early Childhood Education from the City University of New York. Sonia has 30 years of experience as an educator, and her love of art began with illustrations in children’s books. She believed that children would recognize who they were by viewing beautiful images of themselves in the world.

Sonia is an exuberant and passionate art collector as well as an enthusiast in the distillery and marketing of rums from every corner of the world. She fell in love with St. Croix after several visits beginning in 1989. Since then, she has made St. Croix another place she calls home – referring to the island as 'the romanticism' of her youth. After moving to the island, she completed the rehabilitation of a 2,800 square foot building in the town of Christiansted, resulting in a complex of residences and what is now the Cane Roots Art Gallery.

The art gallery has fulfilled a decades-long desire to merge her love for education and art into a space where collectors can appreciate and purchase art from the Virgin Islands and around the world.

Contact Information

24 Company Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: (340) 718-4929


The Cane Roots Art Gallery is located at 24 Company Street, on last block before turning into Market Square, in downtown Christiansted.

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