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Garifuna culture, Caribbean art & music

The Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery in Dangriga is open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and weekends by appointment.

3 Aranda Crescent, Dangriga, Belize


Come and visit the Pen Cayetano Studio Gallery to meet the renowned Garifuna artist and King of Punta Rock, Master Pen Cayetano, MBE. Explore the extraordinary Textile Art of Ingrid Cayetano and discover fascinating stories captured by needle and thread. Admire a wide range of paintings, murals and thread art showcased in their colonial-era gallery. Relax in their beautiful backyard or immerse yourself in a cultural experience by attending drumming or art workshops.

The Studio Gallery is the perfect place to indulge in (hi)stories and experience the vibrant art and culture of the Garifuna people.

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What we offer!


Ambassadors of Art

We are passionate about art and music and believe that Garifuna culture, Caribbean art and Punta Rock are important traditions that must be passed on to future generations. Recognizing the need to educate Belizean youth in the creative arts, we’ve made it our mission to share our experience and knowledge through our workshops and programs.

MBE recipient
King of Punta Rock
Cultural Ambassadors
Master of textile art
Art Gallery

Be amazed by our vibrant art


Pen Cayetano

Cane cutters in Tower Hill

100 x 177 cm (39.3 x 69.6 in) | Oil on canvas | 2021
Ingrid Cayetano

Plantain Beater

50 x 40 (19.7 x 15.7 in) | thread on linen | 2006
Pen Cayetano

Maya selling at Belmopan Market

153 x 123 cm (60.2 x 48.4 in) | Oil on canvas | 2022

Pen Cayetano is one of Belize’s most distinguished artist and musician and has been designated as an Artist Emeritus by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH). He is known as the King of Punta Rock and his Turtle Shell Band is legendary.

Francis W. FonsecaMinister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology of Belize

Master Pen Cayetano – a true and universal artist!

J.O. PalacioPhD, 2013

Cayetano is an original and aesthetically omnivorous artist whose example is sure to inspire creative Garifuna spirits for generations to come.

Michael StonePHD