This exclusive Artist's Loft tour has you spending time with several of St. Lucia's most esteemed artists at an exhibition of their work at The Pink House, topped off with a visit to the art studio of one of St. Lucia's renowned living art sculptors.
Departing from the pier, it's a short drive through the capital of Castries to The Pink House, a rosy-hued French colonial home set among towering palms, Spanish needles, and exotic fruit trees on the side of Mt. Fortune. This landmark home was built more than a century ago by Frederick Floissac, whose initials still adorn some of the flower pots. The house also serves as a gallery for several local artists.
After being treated to an intriguing silk-screen demonstration at The Pink House, you will have the opportunity to meet local artists whose work is on display. Feel free to discuss their pieces, which include creative expressions of St. Lucia's natural beauty. The artists will happily share stories regarding their inspirations and how they learned their crafts. As a complement to the experience, you'll sample traditional St. Lucian hors d'oeuvres such as accra, a spicy fried fish cake made with cod, and be given time to stroll through the home's lovely garden.
Continuing on, you will make your way to the nearby Eudovic Art Studio and meet Vincent Joseph Eudovic, who sculpts many of his abstract pieces from the now-extinct laurier-cannelle tree. He obtains the wood for his pieces deep in the forest, salvaging it from old stumps and then unearthing their roots. During your visit, you will have plenty of time to ask questions and view the marvelous living artwork he has created from the roots of these extinct trees. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the pier with no doubt unforgettable memories of your day in St. Lucia.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of easy to moderate walking/standing. There are gravel and grassy surfaces to negotiate at The Pink House which also has wooden floors. You will also encounter some sloping surfaces at each stop. Due to accessibility issues, the tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Lightweight, comfortable clothing; a hat; sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a rubber sole are suggested.