Art In The Park 2013
In a city teeming with chic designers, edgy artists and inherent style, it’s little wonder the Philippine capital is right on-trend with its March 16 cultural event, Art in the Park. Originally staged in 2006 (4 years before that other Affordable Art Fair came to Asia, and long before its Hong Kong
debut this month),
Art In The Park became an instant and much-anticipated highlight of Manila’s cultural calendar – and for good reason. Each year more than 40 Philippine-based exhibitors come together to show paintings, photography, prints and sculptures by up-and-coming local artists, all of which can be bought for no more than P30,000.
Held annually by the Philippine Museum Foundation, the event takes place in the fairy lit and lantern-strewn gardens of Salcedo Village’s Velasquez Park, where guests can stroll through aisles of stalls hosted by prominent galleries, art groups and educational establishments including Blanc, Silverlens, Art Informal, Boston Art Gallery, Tin-Aw Art Gallery and FEATI University of Fine Arts, plus artists like jewellery designer Tara Soriano and potter and ceramicist Joey de Castro.
Live musical performances by Vince Lahorra and Gentle Universe will fill the air from 8pm and food booths serve up delicious local and international fare including Rafik’s Shawarma, Pizza di Grazzia, Bale Dutung’s pan de bagnet, plus Nic’s Gourmet Dessert and frozen yogurt by Pinkberry. Eat, drink, appreciate and purchase – perfect!