Porto Cupecoy Continues “Arts in the Plaza”-St. Maarten Condos

To ring in the New Year, St Maarten is raising a toast to arts lovers and culture enthusiasts alike with the second Arts in the Plaza at the picturesque Porto Cupecoy, a Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village and marina.  On the heels of a hugely successful launch in December 2010, the festival continues to celebrate great works of visual, musical and performing arts by extraordinary artists from St Martin, the Caribbean, and the world.

Scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., the colorful line-up includes artists and performers such as: Clara Reyes, Roland Richardson, Neville York, Imbali Dance Company, Francis Eck, Jean Vallette, Anastasia Larmonie and Friends, “Versatile”, Tumay Yalcin, Antoine Chapon, Ademar Violenus, “La’Rich”, Robert Dago, Stephanie Tihanyi, Charisse Piper, Cathy Lu, Lorenzo Gomez “Sigma”, Scrim & Rosie, Carey Rickson, Anthony “Pop-Tart” Donker, Magali and Carole.

A prestigious curator committee has been assembled to select the various performers for each of the Arts in the Plaza events.  The individuals tasked with this are among the most recognized and respected not only in St. Maarten, but also in the Caribbean and worldwide: Clara Reyes, founder of the Imbali

Center for Creative Movement; Roland Richardson, the iconic artist often called the “Father of Caribbean Impressionism,” along with wife Laura Richardson; Neville York, one of the most recognized steel drum players in the world; and Thierry Gombs, Director of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs – St. Martin.

“The Arts in the Plaza has quickly become a popular event among both international travelers and locals,” said Reyes.  “This month we are thrilled to highlight a new roster of talent whose work deepens appreciation for our vibrant culture, and we are looking forward to continued celebrations in the next few months.”

Additionally, event sponsor Moët & Chandon will offer champagne specials and the gourmet restaurants and the shops will stay open late, offering specials of their own.  The marina will extend complimentary dockage on festival night for mega-yachts and pleasure-craft visitors from St. Barth’s, Anguilla and other marinas.

The event is free and open to the public.  The festival will continue through May 2011 with new performances and exhibits each month.  A complete listing of featured artists will be announced prior to each event at www.portocupecoy.com.  Moët & Chandon, Orient-Express Hotels, La Samanna Resort and Porto Cupecoy are sponsoring the festival.

Porto Cupecoy – St. Maarten Condos

Porto Cupecoy features luxurious, private condominium community nestled around a seaside piazza with international boutiques, renowned restaurants and deep water, white-glove marina with 54-boat slips. From the elegant, Mediterranean-style architecture to the sumptuously designed interiors and gracious living spaces, you will instantly understand this is a special place.



  • Large balconies ideal for entertaining
  • Door entry control system with intercom for each building
  • Walk-in dresser storage rooms in master bedroom
  • En-suite master bathrooms with Italian marble
  • Bongio Italian drench showers
  • Large soaking bathtubs with Dark Emperador Marble surrounds
  • Classic Travertine flooring and wall tiles
  • Viking Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Teak kitchen cabinets with Blum pull-out drawers and Sunset Gold granite counter
  • Dedicated laundry room with utility sink and Bosch washer and dryer
  • Hurricane resistant poured concrete structure, impact resistant windows and sliding doors


At Porto Cupecoy, quaint village living blends effortlessly with the comfort and convenience of a modern resort. Community features include a modern, full-service fitness center, a pool, outdoor tennis and much more, including a 54-slip white-glove marina,  lower promenade connecting the marina, residents & village plaza (filled with luxury boutiques, restaurants & services), a modern, full-service fitness center, pool and even an on-site supermarche.


Porto Cupecoy is located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, the culinary, shopping and yachting capital of the Caribbean. Nestled in a protected cove on Simpson Bay, and just across the border from Terra Basse and the French side of the island, Porto Cupecoy offers the best of both distinct sides of this breath taking island.

Just a short distance from the Caribbean Sea, St. Maarten is highly accessible to the neighboring islands of Saba, Anguilla, St. Barth’s and Nevis. Just a ten minute drive from St. Maarten’s international airport and a short three hour flight from New York.


For more information call 1.888.606.8844 (+599.545.2318), email cfinney@portocupecoy.com or visit their website, here.