Mango Tango Art Gallery
The twenty-two-year success of Mango Tango Art Gallery on St. Thomas is the result of a unique relationship between the artists it represents and the gallery owners, Jane Coombes and Smokey Pratt. Coombes explains that "the artists give us exclusivity and total commitment to creating great art, and in return we give them exhibition space, marketing power, and encouragement to take risks."
For 18 years the gallery has been located on Route 38 in the Al Cohen Plaza across from Randy’s Bistro. The celebrated gallery features a selection of investment art from painters like Kathy Carlson, Carol Carter, Don Dahlke, Shari Erickson, Mel McCuddin, Brian Murphy, W.B. Thompson and Dana Wylder. There’s great art from Haiti, including paintings, iron sculpture and sparkling Vodun flags, African tribal art and crafts Holland Van Gores creates superb wood turnings and wood sculpture and Kat Stevens transforms palm fronds and large palm pods into delightful florals and tropical critters. Mandy Thody excels in both watercolor and Afro-centric sculpture. The gallery has the largest selection of West Indian historical maps available in the islands.
To package the art on view, quality picture framing is offered--archival framing that can withstand our tropical climate.
During the monthly art shows between December and May the gallery presents the work of talented emerging artists, as well as the creations of Caribbean artists with international recognition.
Mango Tango Hillside Art Gallery (Rt 38) is open from 10am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday. (340)-777-3060. If you can only visit on Sunday, call a couple of days ahead to set up an appointment.