St. Maarten is set to welcome some of the Caribbean's finest artists for the inaugural "Arts in the Plaza" event taking place on December 22nd, 2010. Held in the plaza at Porto Cupecoy, the monthly arts festival will be of the first of its kind to combine visual, performing and musical arts from St Martin/St Maarten's avant-garde arts scene.
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The festival promises to be one of the most important arts events in this part of the world, featuring Dutch, French, Indian and Island Caribbean influences. This month's launch, taking place December 22nd from 7-11 p.m., will be open to the public, kicking off the high season on the island.
According to Roland Richardson, father of Caribbean Impressionism, "The plaza and the cultural events that we are planning there, will be a genuine addition to the island. It will be contributing something, as well as, giving those who are working in the many disciples of arts and crafts, an opportunity through a beautiful venue and promotions, to get known, be seen and contribute to the event. As we become more culturally conscious and aware, we function on a higher level of consciousness. St. Maarten has that potential and this opportunity is definitely one of those means by which it can actually be implemented," said Richardson.
The event is free and open to the public. The festival will continue into 2011 with new performances and exhibits each month scheduled for January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18. A complete listing of featured artists will be announced prior to each event at http://www.portocupecoy.com. Orient Express Hotels, La Samanna Resort, Porto Cupecoy and Dom Perignon Champagne are sponsoring the festival.
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