|itsislandtime > St. Croix > A Long Weekend on St Croix - Arrival Day|
May 27, 2004, 16:38
As it turned out, it was a special evening in Christiansted, since the wonderful art galleries, which dot the streets of this city, were open late for a special art show, called “Art Thursdays”. On selected Thursdays during the year, art galleries, retail shops and restaurants in Christiansted stay open late for a series of gallery walks. The local restaurants also offer specials to gallery goers! We didn’t start quite early enough to visit many of the galleries before closing time, but we did manage to stop in at the "Correa Studios", a gallery featuring beautiful etchings created by artist Jimena Correa. Jimena is originally from Brazil, and has recently moved her studio from San Fransisco to St. Croix. We also made a stop at "Jewelweed", a jewelry shop owned by a good friend of our daughter’s. We decided to make a point of returning to Jewelweed tomorrow for a closer look at the unique, handmade pieces in this shop. Maybe I can choose something special to bring back home with me then!
Continued in DAY ONE.