Art Thursday Season Opens on St. Croix

Judi Buckley of Bottle Reimagined sells her art to Manuel Gutierrez at Art Thursday.  Photo courtesy of Mae Menzies.

Judi Buckley of Bottles Reimagined sells her art to Manuel Gutierrez at Art Thursday. Photo courtesy of Mae Menzies.

Tonight marked the first Art Thursday of the 2015-2016 season in Christiansted.  This is a much anticipated local event held once a month through May from 5 to 8 p.m.

Art Thursday 2015-2016 Dates:

  • December 17
  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19

Here are some newcomers and fresh offerings to check out this year:

Cafe Christine

La Vaughn Belle Studio

Many St. Croix residents know La Vaughn Belle and her husband as salsa dancing instructors.  She now has a studio as well.

The Alcove @ Quin House

This space next to Zion Modern Kitchen (formerly Kendrick’s) will be participating this year.  Tonight they hosted a jewelry and gift show in the newly renovated space.  It featured many local artisans, including Isabelle Picard and Jewelry Designer Jackie Holt, who were showcasing new designs.

Kelly Greer Photography

At a pop-up booth at 42 Queen Cross, beloved island Photographer Kelly Greer joined On the Walls custom framing (opening soon in the Gallows Bay Arawak Building) and Events by Nichole.

Bottles Reimagined

Next to Zion Modern Kitchen, Bottles Reimagined made their Art Thursday debut selling recycled liquor bottles turned upscale drink ware and candles.  This business is a labor of love by Jeff and Judi Buckley, who are focused on re-purposing the thousands of Cruzan Rum and Captain Morgan bottles otherwise thrown away on St. Croix each year.  Unfortunately glass is not commonly recycled on-island because is it cost prohibitive to do so.

Art Thursday is a favorite event of Chris and Kerri Hanley.  When you fall in the love with all the art and culture St. Croix has to offer, let them help you find your perfect island home.  Chris was the top broker on-island in 2014 and is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact them today and download their complimentary guide the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.

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