From sleek gallery spaces to world-class exhibitions, every destination has its own artistic personality and cultural identity. And what artist wouldn’t be inspired by the beauty of the Turks & Caicos Islands? Below are some of our favorite artful attractions to visit while on the island of Providenciales.

MAKING WAVES STUDIO - Capturing the beauty of the ocean, let alone the pristine waters that surround Turks & Caicos, is an artform all its own. It’s one that’s been honed by world-traveler and artist Sara Alexandra Sky, whose stunning paintings and sculptures, inspired by nature’s beauty and the human form, are on display at Making Waves Studio, located at the Ocean Club Plaza at Grace Bay.

DRIFTWOOD STUDIO - Offering a relaxed, cultural and colorful atmosphere, this quaint working studio and art gallery from artist Lucie Winton Stubbs features fine art, textiles, photography and crafts that are popular with visitors and locals alike. Island music plays in the studio where artistic services include art classes, unique experiences and curated events.

ARTPROVO GALLERY - Established by long-time resident Mary O’Neill, ArtProvo showcases a diverse array of island artists at its location in The Regent Village. Among the gallery’s offerings is a comprehensive collection of prints, ceramics, hand-crafted jewelry and glass pieces, as well as island treasures and gifts galore.

ANNA’S ART GALLERY - Situated at Saltmills in central Grace Bay, within walking distance of numerous resorts, Anna’s Art Gallery features a wide selection of work by local artists, including paintings, watercolors, jewelry and sculptures. The gallery, and it’s second Anna’s Too boutique, capture the feeling and beauty of the islands, while displaying works by some of the region’s most acclaimed artists.

TURKS & CAICOS MAP MURAL AT PORTS OF CALL - One of the most photographed pieces of art on the islands is the three-dimensional Turks & Caicos map on the wall in the central building in Ports of Call. Created by local artist Pamela Leach in 1996, the mural depicts the unmistakable turquoise and blue hues found in the island waters. If you plan on capturing a photo while in town, avoid shadows by visiting in the morning, when the map is shaded, or in the late afternoon, when the map is in full sunlight.