Frederiksted, United States
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. Courtesy of CMCArts.
The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Inc. (CMCArts) is an art space dedicates to preserve, promote and exhibit the arts of the Caribbean community, to offer creative learning experiences which foster an understanding of the rich cultural and artistic traditions of the Caribbean, and their source and to provide an interactive environment that encourages children, youth and adults to learn positive forms of expression.
CMCArts was conceived by Candia Atwater in 1994 as a means of addressing the increase in violence afflicting the youth of the capital St. Croix. Atwater saw the need to have a special place for children, as well as the larger island community to create and appreciate art in all its forms. To address that need she initiated a multi-faceted arts program that focused on our island’s youth.
As part of annual offerings, CMCArts organizes the “Island Art & Soul”, which showcases Caribbean artists and their work. Since 2003, CMCArts programs and exhibitions have been housed in an historic building on Strand Street in Frederiksted.