UPDATE: Due to the health concerns that the spread of COVID-19 poses, the organizers of Art in the Park and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines have decided to postpone this event to an indefinite date. This is also in consideration of the recent advisories by both the World Health Organization and the Department of Health.
Still having a hangover from the recently-concluded Art Fair Philippines 2020? Then mark your calendars already because Art In The Park 2020 is coming in just a few days!
The 14th edition of the much awaited affordable art fair is returning to the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City, this March 15, from 10AM to 10PM, still with no entrance fee. To those who are not familiar with the fair, Art In The Park is an annual arts market where exhibitors representing galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups will be selling their works with a cap of P50,000.
So if you can’t help but be intimidated by the prices of pieces sold at the Art Fair PH, then this one’s a bit friendlier to your pocket. Besides being affordable, it also presents a more casual setting with the open park as its venue.
Art In The Park does not only give great opportunity to up & coming artists, it is also a fundraising event, where a 20% commission from all the sales will be donated to the Museum Foundation of The Philippines in support of their programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its networks.
There will be a total of 56 exhibitors for this year’s Art In The Park. The postcards and publicity prints will be invaded by featured artist Richard Quebral’s pop artworks. The humble artist based in Ilocos started submitting his works to Art In The Park in 2012, admitting it is a dream come true that he is now the featured artist of the event.
The much anticipated affordable art fair, Art in The Park, returns this March 15 to the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati! There will be 56 exhibitors from different galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces and student groups, selling art pieces with prices not going over P50,000. Who knows, you might even score a National Artist's work for a very low price! Above is one of the works of featured artist Richard Quebral that will go on sale during the event. @artintheparkph
There will also be an “infestation” of Dex Fernandez’s multi-legged critters in his Garapata Hatchery, an interactive booth where visitors can bring their shirts and tote bags, and take part in the process of latching the Garapata into these materials for only P500! Shirts and totes are also available in the venue but for a much higher price. Other visual works of the artist will also go on sale.
It is also the first time that a live portraiture demonstration will be put into the spotlight at the annual art fair. This will be conducted by Jackie Lozano who will also be game to converse with anyone curious about her art process.
Below are some of the artworks to be sold at the art fair. Images courtesy of Art In The Park.
Here are the galleries and groups coming to the event:
- District Gallery
- Finale Art File
- Galerie Anna
- Ina Gemperle
- M A G
- Mono8 Gallery
- Orange Project
- Siliman University
- Space Encounters Gallery
- The Thursday Group
- Tin-Aw Art Gallery
- UP College of Fine Arts
- Village Art
- Vinyl on Vinyl
(For the complete list of the exhibitors, please check back on this link.)
Of course, a stroll in the park will not be complete without snacks and refreshments, and here in Art in The Park, it is not only your taste in art that will be rewarded. Over 20 food brands are expected to be at the venue, headlined by the Mantra Bistro which offers a rich selection of authentic and flavorful Indian dishes.
Completing the setup is the relaxing music from a jazz trio that will push through the evening as the fair’s special performer Hoochie Coochie Mikkie gets down with his steel guitar. In short, all your senses are surely in for a treat in this budget-friendly arts market!
Art in the Park is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines, with support from Brgy. Bel-Air, MACEA, Bank of The Philippine Islands, and Globe Platinum. For more information, check out its official website and social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.