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St. Croix Landmarks Society Presents Starving Artists Day

March 3, 2009 – The St. Croix Landmarks Society will hold its 21st annual Starving Artists Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, March 22, at Whim Museum in Frederiksted. The spring event will showcase over 70 Caribbean artists, jewelers, craftspeople and food vendors Locals and visitors will find original, locally-made crafts, jewelry, fine art, ceramics, mahogany works, Mocko Jumbie sculptures, madras crafts, photography, fabrics, silks, plants, books, leather goods, candles, perfume oils and lotions. Food and drink booths will feature local delectables such as lechon, patés, johnny cakes, fritters, shish kabobs, fried fish, cakes, tarts, breads, fraco, smoothies, liquors and juices. SCLS's cash bar will also be available all day.
Interested booth vendors, demonstrators of traditional crafts and food vendors can register in person at Whim Museum on a first-come first-serve basis until the week of the event. SCLS is particularly soliciting pig roasters to sell their 'lechon' to the general public.
A special addition to this season's event is a performance by Jamesie and The Allstars will entertain and there will be additional performances by St. Croix's young and talented musicians and dancers. There will also be a number of local crafters and artisans, who will demonstrate their talents. Tickets will be sold at the door; admission fees are $5 per person, and children under 12-years old are free.
Other unique opportunities throughout the day will include art demonstrations, storytelling, an open house of the SCLS Research Library and Archives between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., tours of the Whim Greathouse, self-guided tours of the Whim Grounds, shopping in the Museum Gift Shop and a special cash raffle.
Call 772-0598 or visit www.stcroixlandmarks.org for more information.

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