10 Cool Art Galleries to Visit in Quezon City

Visit these galleries next time you're feeling artsy-fartsy.
by Leana Vibal
May 20, 2023
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(SPOT.ph) Get ready to spice up your weekends by unleashing your inner art critique. Gone are the days when going to museums and galleries were saved for the intellectual and highbrow. Nowadays, we've done away with those preconceived notions as more exhibits and shows pop up, making art more accessible to everyone. So if you're interested in an artsy-fartsy day out with your friends, S.O., or hanging solo, keep this list handy as we round up 10 cool and must-visit art galleries in Metro Manila's City of Stars— Quezon City.

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Here are 10 must-visit art galleries in Quezon City:

Gateway Gallery

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5F, Gateway Tower, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City
Contact: 8588-4000 local 8300
Email: gatewaygallery@aranetagroup.com
Admission is free.
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Sundays

Gateway Gallery is the art museum of Araneta City. It is devoted to the promotion of arts and heavily showcases the creativity, culture, and history of the Philippines through its growing collection of artwork, with 86 distinct pieces to date. The gallery supports local artists by holding a rotation of exhibits featuring mainstream and emerging creators.

Super Duper Art Gallery

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8-A 11th Jamboree, Diliman, Quezon City
Email: superdupergallery@gmail.com
Admission is free.
Open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays

Super Duper Art Gallery is tucked away in a café in Quezon City. Looking at it from the outside, you wouldn't be able to tell that its humble building houses contemporary artwork and carefully curated exhibitions that transcend conceptual boundaries, established trends, and mainstream art concepts. This quirky gallery serves as a space for emerging and established artists to hold solo and group exhibitions, artist exchanges, and other collateral activities.

Boston Gallery

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8-A 11th Jamboree, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact: (02)-8722-9205
Email: thebostonartgallery@yahoo.com
Admission is free.
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays

The Boston Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in the country. Started in 1993, this gallery was a response to the need for a space for young, emerging contemporary Filipino artists in the aftermath of the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Boston Art Gallery was founded by Dr. Joven Cuanang, a neurologist and patron of the arts. You may know his name as he is also the collector and owner of the Antipolo Pinto Art Museum. Today, the Gallery continues its mission of hosting emerging artists, oftentimes fresh from the art schools, and nurtures them by providing them a platform to showcase their work through the years.

Ateneo Art Gallery

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Soledad V Pangilinan Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Contact: (02)-8426-6488
Email: aag@ateneo.edu
Admission is free for Ateneo students and alumni, P50 for non-Ateneo guests
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays

Widely recognized today as the first museum of modern Philippine art, the Ateneo Art Gallery was established in 1960 through Fernando Zóbel’s bequest to the Ateneo of his collection of works by key Filipino post-war artists. Through the years, other philanthropists and artists followed Zobel’s initiative, filling in the gaps so that the collection now surveys every Philippine art movement in the post-war era.

Now in its new home in the Arts Wing of Areté, the Ateneo Art Gallery has expanded the scope of its exhibition programs to feature more of its permanent collection at the upper-ground and second-floor galleries, presented in different thematic contexts. At the same time, its third floor is more of a space for contemporary and experimental art projects. Artists represented in the Ateneo Gallery's vast collection include Fernando Zóbel, Vicente Manansala, BenCab, Egai Fernandez, Kiri Dalena, among many others.


Blanc Gallery

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145 Katipunan Ave, St. Ignatius Village, Quezon City
Contact: 0920-927-6436
Email: info@blanc.ph
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Mondays to Sundays

Blanc, a metaphorical blank canvas from which great art begins, was founded in 2006. It consolidated its three galleries into a single location in Quezon City in 2013. This expanded space supports contemporary art in all its forms. It has given Filipino artists, both emerging and established, a place to experiment and develop their practice by being open to artwork and exhibits of all kinds—paintings, sculptures, sound, and video installations have all found a home at Blanc.


Kalawakan Spacetime

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2/F, Casa Bella Building, 1046 Quezon Avenue Corner Don A. Roces Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact: 0939-877-4407
Email: kalawakanspacetime@gmail.com
Admission is free.
Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays to Sundays

KalawakanSpacetime is an artist-led alternative art space in Quezon City that was founded in 2017. It provides a platform for artists whose practice stems from graffiti, underground music, skateboarding, and other subcultures of urban art.


Gravity Art Space

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Mother Ignacia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact: 0905-515-7009
Email: info.gravityartspace@gmail.com
Admission is free.
Open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturday

 Gravity Art Space is a space for the dynamic community of artists, art workers, and art supporters of the Philippine contemporary art genre to showcase their works and share their passions. Founded in 2021 by artist Indy Paredes, the gallery's name is inspired by the gallery's objective of giving "weight" to the artistic process and its collaborative relationships between the space, artists, curators, and the public.


West Gallery

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48 West Avenue, Quezon City
Email: info@westgallery.ph
Admission is free
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays to Saturday

This humble but impactful gallery along Quezon City's West Avenue is the definition of "size doesn't matter". Despite its seemingly small space, the West Gallery is able to host three up to four exhibitions at a time. The gallery is widely known for featuring up-and-coming Filipino artists of different art genres like painting, sculpting, folk music, and many more. Don't believe us? Check their website, it lists the hundreds of artists they have featured throughout the years.


UP Vargas Museum

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Roxas Ave, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Contact: 02-8928-1927
Email: vargasmuseum@up.edu.ph
Admission rates are P20 for students, P40 for UP staff, faculty, and alumni, P50 for non-UP guests
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays

The Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is one of the nine museums and galleries on the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus. The institution is home to the collections of art, books, archives, memorabilia, coins, and stamps of Jorge B. Vargas, a significant political figure in the twentieth-century Philippines and alumnus of UP. The museum has galleries for permanent exhibitions as well as temporary exhibitions, which are also spaces for educational events such as workshops, lectures, symposia, walkthroughs, and talks by artists and curators. 


Kaida Contemporary Art Gallery

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Scout Madrinan, Quezon City
Contact: 02-7940-8196
Email: kaida529@yahoo.com.ph
Admission is free.
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays

Kaida Contemporary has been a springboard for the hottest emerging and established Filipino contemporary artists since 2006. This gallery is about supporting painters, sculptors, and other media artists, giving them a platform to collaborate, explore, and define what it means to be contemporary.  As an example of what it means to Kaida to be contemporary, they hosted Maria Jeona Zoleta's Hypno Dream Babe filled with candy-colored canvasses, Paolo Germar's weird but interesting Pay per Doll, and Cian Dayrit's disturbing but unique Popular Exotica.  When it comes to showcasing art, they like to keep things simple yet impactful. Their exhibition space is compact, fuss-free, and wide open, ensuring that the artist's work takes centerstage. 


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