Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2017

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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20 | Guy Harvey's Store in Grand Cayman Turns 10 If you've ever been to Grand Cayman (and if not, why not???), then you've undoubtedly seen the Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppe on the waterfront in downtown George Town. Cruise ships bring their passengers to the dock just a few blocks from the store at 49 South Church Street. Just look for the yellow exterior and the bronze marlin sculpture. Ya can't miss it. The 4,000-sq.-ft. store, which includes an almost endless array of everything Guy Harvey, has apparel, original art, prints, gicleés, souvenir items and a bunch more. Plus, it's decorated with an Old Man and the Sea theme, the famous Hemingway story (Guy's favorite) that Guy has beautifully depicted in his art. Now, the store is celebrating its 10th anniversary, so we did a little digging to find out what has transpired in a decade! According to a plaque by the registers, the first sale was actually back on Dec. 21, 2006. However, the official grand opening was Feb. 24, 2007, when the store was dedicated by the governor of the island at the time, Stuart Jack, CVO. Since then, traffic to the store has grown to as many as 1,000 customers per day during high season. The big sellers are still the quintessential T-shirts that Guy Harvey is so famous for, but performance shirts with UV protection fly off the shelves, especially in the tropical climes of the island. Art wise, the store sells lots of limited-edition gicleés and art printed on very shiny aluminum. Of course, Guy's original art is also very popular. In recent years, the store has increased its emphasis on women's clothing, a growing trend that will likely continue. While the store has been visited by royalty and celebrities, you might not be so lucky to find Guy sitting there painting when you arrive. He spent a lot of time at the store in the early days, but his appearance schedule, tagging expeditions and other travel keeps him on the road a lot. But don't let that stop you. A trip to Cayman is not complete without a visit to the Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppe, especially because a portion of every product sold goes toward marine conservation and environmental programs both in Cayman and globally. And, if you're truly lucky, you might go upstairs and see the artist himself creating his next masterpiece. It could happen! NEWS, NOTES & GEAR Guy celebrates the 10th anniversary of his Grand Cayman gallery.

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