(Yet Another!) Way To Shop For Caribbean Recovery

Just when you thought I’d run out of ways to show you how to support hurricane recovery in the Caribbean by shopping, I’m baaaack!

And this time it’s with news about Art For The Islands, a fundraising initiative supporting the people of Barbuda and Dominica as they rebuild after hurricanes Irma and Maria.


The project’s organizer, Antigua-based Charmaine Werth, contacted fellow creatives and asked them to donate a piece of piece of work, which will be auctioned at La Bohème in Falmouth, Antigua on December 2 and during a silent online auction (date TBA). And wouldn’t you know it: Almost 100 talented (and generous) artists from all over the Caribbean and as far away as Canada, Spain, Italy and France agreed to participate, contributing water color and acrylic paintings, mixed media pieces and photography.

Proceeds from the auctions will go to a pair of beneficiaries: The Waitt Foundation, which funds global initiatives focusing on marine protected areas and is already at work in Barbuda, and the Dominica Relief Fund, which was established to help the Nature Island return to its former glory.

Scroll down to see a few of my favorite pieces, then hop on over to Art For The Islands' Facebook page for more. And, when December 2 rolls around, get your credit cards ready to help the Caribbean recover!

Beach Vendor by  Jan Farara

Beach Vendor by Jan Farara

Mrs Snobbish and Mrs Don't Have The Energy by Chad Kelsick

Mrs Snobbish and Mrs Don't Have The Energy by Chad Kelsick

Clairvoyance by Vega Armstrong

Clairvoyance by Vega Armstrong

Curtain Bluff by  Tommy Clark

Curtain Bluff by Tommy Clark

Ken Tate 's Surf's Up

Ken Tate's Surf's Up

Jungalow by J ustina Blakeny

Jungalow by Justina Blakeny