Eliana B Artistry — a small business committed to fostering spaces that are dedicated to the arts and creative expression — is inviting the community to join her for the second annual fine art exhibit, “Prolific”, where participants can expect a full-blown immersive experience that taps into all five senses.
This immersive event will be complimented by music that enhances the experience, the serving of creative hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Eventgoers will also be treated to a guided tour of the fine art exhibit, according to Eliana Schuster-Brown, a well known creative on St. Croix who is ubiquitous on the Sip & Paint scene, regularly hosting sold-out events.
Along with exhibits from over 30 of the best artists on St. Croix, creatives from St. Thomas will also have their work on display. Additionally, there will be a book release and signing at the event, according to the organizers.
Prolific will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the old Bethlehem Sugar Factory across from the V.I. National Guard Armory from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It will be followed by an after-party at Levels in Downtown Christiansted from 10:30 p.m. the same day to 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. The ticket for the Saturday event, which also gives access to the after-party, costs $25.
For those who can't attend on Dec. 10, Ms. Brown has decided to host the event the following day on Sun. Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the same location. Sunday's event costs $15 and while it will not include a guided tour, participants can expect to fully appreciate the experience organized by Ms. Brown and her team.
Tickets for both events can be purchased here.
The goal of this year’s exhibit, according to Ms. Brown, is to "improve and expand the way we provide safe space for local creatives as we are forming healthier relationships with ourselves by tapping into our inner child."
"We truly believe that Prolific will be vital to community improvement across the territory as we are given an opportunity to express ourselves through art," she said. "The ability to express freely and connect with others is truly a gift that must be shared with the people of the Virgin Islands."
For information on how you can get involved or to support the efforts of Eliana B Artistry, email [email protected].
Eliana B Artistry is locally owned and operated. It is a popular business in the local Sip and Paint scene. follow the company's events through its social media pages and handles on Facebook and Instagram: @elianabartistry and #elianabartistry/ #spreadluv
Ms. Brown is the owner of Eliana B Artistry, the assistant manager at Schuster’s Crematorium and founder of The Art Collective VI. She became a full-time entrepreneur following her former employment as a logistician for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Ms. Brown holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland, University College Adelphi Campus, and hopes to continue her education towards becoming an art therapist in the near future. Ms. Brown's focus is on art culture in the VI, and as she continues to host events that seek to encourage growth in the local art industry, her goal is to identify talent in the territory and share that talent with the world.