Street Art in Guadeloupe

If you love graffiti, you must go to Guadeloupe, especially the city of Pointe-a-Pitre. You may have read my favorite things to do in these French islands; now here’s my guide to the street art in Guadeloupe.

We moved around the islands of Guadeloupe (“Gwada”) on boat and by rental car. The main city of Point-a-Pitre is urban and gritty and full of life, with colorful street art around every corner.

We saw murals on the main roads outside the city but I couldn’t always stop or take pictures from a moving car. I got lots of snaps of the beautiful street art in Guadeloupe, plus sculptures and statues we spotted in the islands.

Welcome to Guadeloupe

Famous for Street Art

I didn’t realize it but Guadeloupe is famous for its street art. The World Kreyol Art Festival takes over the streets of Point-a-Pitre every year and street art is a big focus of the event.

Graffiti in Marie-Galante

Our first stop in Gwada was the eastern isle of Marie Galante, where the rum distilleries are only open in the morning. We did see some graffiti in our one day scooter drive around the island.

mural Marie-Galante
Marie-Galante mural
Mural Marie-Galante
Mural in Marie-Galante

Graffiti in Point-a-Pitre

As the home of the festival, Point-a-Pitre is abundant with street art, and strolling without a map is a fun way to spend a day in Guadeloupe’s biggest city. Our route took us from the Yacht Club to the Spice Market past the cathedral and then to the Memorial Acté if you prefer a map and want to see these specific artworks.

Point-a-Pitre map
The area we visited in Point-a-Pitre
Street Art in Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre
Beauty!
Mural
Vibrant mural on the walls in Point-a-Pitre
House art
One of our favorites was this takeover of an abandoned building
Street Art in Guadeloupe
Mural by Artist Yeswoo Dini
Pointe-a-Pitre street art
Fishermen Pointe-a-Pitre
Wall from World Kreyol Art Festival
This one is captioned with the World Kreyol Art fest
Baby mural Guadeloupe
Beautiful babe
MaSh'in Street Art in Guadeloupe
Work by artist MaSh’in
Street Art Point-a-Pitre
Cat seen in Point-a-Pitre
ship art
Ship in Point-a-Pitre

Statues and Sculptures

The street art in Guadeloupe extends beyond murals to historical statues and modern sculptures.

The statue of “Velo” in Pointe-a-Pitre is a tribute to a local musician who lived in the 20th century. He is depicted playing his traditional ka drum.

Velo statue
Statue in Pointe-a-Pitre
Statue Yacht Club Pointe-a-Pitre
Statue near the Yacht Club in Pointe-a-Pitre

The town of Lamentin, northwest of Pointe-a-Pitre, is known for its sculptures. The sculptures were commissioned back in 1994, each by a different artist, and are scattered across the town. We drove around and found a few but we didn’t know about this site which will help guide you.

Erik Dietman sculpture
Lamentin Sculpture in Tribute to the abolition of human slavery by Erik Dietman
Lumi Naissance
Lumi-Naissance from Karuptures Lamentin

Street Art In Guadeloupe Outside of Pointe-a-Pitre

Some other towns with street art include Gosier and Deshaies. We visited Gosier by car and Deshaies in our boat.

street art in Guadeloupe
Building overtaken with a mural
painting
Caribbean scene in Gosier, Guadeloupe
Gosier street art
Street art in Gosier
Deshaies street art in Guadeloupe
Seen in Deshaies
Deshaies mural
Another mural in Deshaies

As you can see, Guadeloupe is a great place to visit for public art alone. You can also read about the street art in Martinique and Colombia.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso. In times like these, art is important to our mental health. Stay healthy and happy.

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Author: Mel

Living aboard a sailboat, scuba diver, cat parent, cyclist, blogger, love the water and exploring new places.

4 thoughts on “Street Art in Guadeloupe”

  1. I love street art! It brings so much life to a city!! It’s so fun just walking or driving around and stumbling upon so much cool stuff!
    I am based in Toronto and there is soooo much art here.
    It’s so fun to just spend a day exploring!

    My favourite one that you posted is the person on the side of the abandoned building!

    Also, I had never heard of this island Untill my French friend went last year! From all accounts I have heard it is AMAZING!

    Thanks for sharing ????????

    1. I love that building too. I think that was from the art festival which I would love to go back to experience!

  2. Oh my goodness ????street art is becoming more popular in the states, and i’m so excited it is because of how beautiful it is. The statue near the Yacht Club in Pointe-a-Pitre was my favorite! But they’re all pretty ????

  3. It’s so cool to see how street art changes around the world and how it is affected by local artists and culture. I really love all the faces and colours in this. Fab post!!

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