VIP Experience includes Evolve Apothecary & Spa as Official Wellness Partner


(PROVIDENCE – November 18, 2018) - Art Providence Holiday Show is taking it up a notch for VIP attendees with the addition of an Official Wellness Partner – Evolve Apothecary and Spa, owned and operated by Susan Benzuly and Yolande Muoio. Evolve will provide complimentary neck massages and product samples in the VIP Suite during show hours on December 8 and 9 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

“We love Evolve’s mission,” said Laura Burkett, owner of ArtSmart Productions, the show’s producer. “Susan and Yolanda are Registered Nurses committed to helping people live a healthier lifestyle with clean, natural, non-toxic products. They've curated a top-notch assortment of healthy products which are also highly effective.  We’re excited to have them involved in the show to further enhance attendee experience.”

Located on Hope Street in Providence, Evolve Apothecary and Spa's mission is to help people lead healthier lifestyles by making mindful choices about beauty and home products. The store and its knowledgeable staff provide a carefully curated selection of beauty and wellness products geared toward educating and inspiring others to live more naturally.

“Self-care is not an indulgence,” said Benzuly, who has co-owned Evolve with Muoio since November 2015. “It is a way of being in your best state that improves not only your relationship with yourself, but your relationships with others as well.”

In addition to offering skin, body and home care products, Evolve hosts educational events, including herbal classes, and operates a full-service spa featuring aromatherapy and a variety of massage packages. To give Art Providence Holiday Show VIP attendees a taste of these spa services, Evolve will provide 5-minute neck massages in a specially designed chair stationed in the VIP Suite adjacent to the show floor.

“Our massage will ease those knots in your neck and leave you totally Zen, perfect for the holiday season,” smiled Benzuly.

The Art Providence Holiday Show features nearly 200 artists, makers and designers from all over New England, including many RISD Alumni who previously participated in the RISD Alumni Holiday Sale held on the same weekend for over 20 years. The Art Providence Holiday Show replaced the RISD sale last year and continues to honor the legacy while expanding engagement and heightening the level of shopper experience.

“We’ve added an all weekend VIP access option,” said Burkett. “In addition to enjoying what Evolve has to offer, VIP’s are granted access to the suite with seating and bag check, a beverage from the bar, food tasting from local vendors, free gift wrapping by Angel Montessori and Kreatelier, a heavyweight canvas tote while supplies last and the freedom to shop our incredible line-up of artists all weekend long.”

Art Providence Holiday Show VIP tickets are $50 and available on-line in advance or at the door. Burkett hinted that using a promo code available on the show’s website will knock 20% off the published badge price when entered. “Believe me, you want VIP access,” said Burkett. “We’re thrilled to make this option available to our attendees thanks to great partners like Evolve.”

Show hours are Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase VIP badges, visit

Laura Burkett