(SPOT.ph) We're just a few days away from the much-awaited Art in the Park, which is often considered Art Fair Philippines' more affordable counterpart. Artworks on display, after all, have a ceiling price of P70,000. It's happening on March 19, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Jaime Velasquez Park in Makati City.
Art in the Park is a fundraising event for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, which supports the projects of the National Museum of the Philippines.
"Art, in many ways, is an investment. The connection each artwork makes its owner feel is the emotion that connects one stranger to another. BPI supports Art in The Park as it enables Filipinos and art enthusiasts to build connections that make the industry further flourish," said Jenny Lacerna, BPI Product and Sales Head of Unsecured Lending and Cards, in a statement.
Exhibitors at Art in the Park 2023
Over 60 exhibitors, which include art galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups, are participating in this year's Art in the Park.
This year's exhibitors include: Ang INK, Arnold Art Collection, ART for Space Gallery, ART LAB: Atelier Cesare & Jean Marie Syjuco, Art Toys PH, Art Underground, Art Verite Gallery, ArtBeat Collective, Artery Art Space, Association of Pinoyprintmakers, Authenticity Zero Collective, Avellana ArtGallery, Boston Art Gallery, CASA San Miguel Foundation Zambales, Cevio Art Haus, Cornerstone Pottery (EJ Espiritu), De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, FA Gallery / ILCP Art Space, Fuse Projects, Galeria de las Islas, Galleria Paloma, Galerie Anna, Galerie Artes, Galerie Stephanie, Imahica Art Gallery, isTorya - Rodel Tapaya and Marina Cruz, J Studio, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, KASIBULAN - Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan, KOMIKET, Kulay Art Group, Kuta Artists Group, L’arc en Ciel Atelier, MAG, Manila Collage Collective, MONO8, Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Nineveh Artspace, Orange Project, Pangasinan Group, Parokyano ng Malabon, Qube Gallery, Redlab Gallery, Resurrection Furniture, Scarletbox.io, Sheerjoy, Sierra Madre Gallery (Joey de Castro), Space Encounters Gallery, The Mighty Bhutens, The Thursday Group, Tin-aw Art Projects, Triangulum, TUP Manila, UP Artists Circle, UP College of Fine Arts, Urban Sketchers Manila, Village Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery, White Walls Gallery, and Ysobel Art Gallery.
Special Exhibits at Art in the Park 2023
Like in previous iterations of Art in the Park, there are several artists handpicked for the special shows. Manny Garibay, a Filipino social realist painter, is showcasing his collection of head studies painted on board aluminum.
Bjorn Calleja puts "Dirty Hands," a series of charcoal and graphite portraits, on display.
Kabunyan de Guia pays tribute to his brother, Kidlat de Guia, through an installation titled "Kidlat Ngayon!!!! Isang taon na paglalakbay as soul."
"Beauty in Chaos," a digital painting by Isaiah Cacnio, will also be on display as a projection at the park.
Food and Drinks at Art in the Park 2023
To make sure that you don't get hungry while checking out the many artworks on display, a selection of food sellers are also joining the outdoor fair. Expect One World Butcher, 8Cuts, Rafik Shawarma and Pizza di Grazia, Yuan’s Paella Plus, Authentic House of Curry, The Kitchen, Maryland ChickAn, Tita Letty’s Pinoy Deli, Odd Café, Tattooed Baker, Culinary Exchange, Merry Moo, Picolé Healthy Ice Pops, Sustainable Juice, Stanford Shaw, Monkey Eagle Brewery, West 103, Origine, Bombvinos, and Arc Gin to be there.
Special Performances at Art in the Park 2023
Soulful Mood is set to fill the park with...well, soulful music. In the evening, Titik Poetry and Pundaquit Virtuosi are coming together for a flash mob poetry performance with music accompaniment.
Art in the Park is on March 19, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City.