ST. CROIX — A few months ago, members of the Agriculture and Food Fair Board of Directors asked local artist Peter “Pita” Gonzalez to create the artwork to be featured on the poster for the 49th annual event.

Gonzalez said being from St. Thomas, his first trip to St. Croix for the Agriculture and Food Fair was in 1979. He was 17, and a member of the Virgin Islands’ Commission on Youth completing a painting project on St. Croix.