A New Home, Special Tea + More New Things You Can Expect at MaArte Fair 2017
It opens on August 11.
(SPOT.ph) MaArte Fair 2017 promises a number of new things in this annual fundraiser and craft fair organized by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines. It is now on its ninth year of showcasing micro-entrepreneurs and promoting world-class Filipino craftsmanship, and there’s no other way to do another installment but go all out. This includes holding the social enterprise event at The Peninsula Manila in Makati from August 11 to 13. Entrance to the exhibit is free of charge.
A total of 31 exhibitors will be showcased at The Gallery on the third floor of the five-star hotel. But as Museum Foundation of the Philippines President, Albert Avellana, said in a press conference on July 18, “They’re not just exhibitors or vendors. They’re actually part of the cause of MPFI, part of our mission [to raise funds for] the National Museum, part of our cause to raise cultural awareness and promote Philippine culture.” The products that range from home furnishings to scents will complement The Gallery’s tropical living-inspired interiors created by Vicky Jalandoni and Katrina Gonzalez specifically for the three-day trunk show.
To bring art closer to the people, The Peninsula's The Lobby will serve special MaArte (or “MaArTEA”) brews during afternoon tea (P995/set) for the whole month of August. These are created by Tsaa Laya and da.u.de, well-loved Filipino tea brands, so expect Sagada brew, coconut tea, and even a sampaguita-inspired flavor on the menu. This is matched with a series of conversations with select business owners to offer trips and insights in social enterprise as well as Filipino craftsmanship through MaArTEA Talks. "You might not like art, but you definitely like to eat," says Mariano B. Garchitorena in a short chat with SPOT.ph. We couldn't agree more.
MaArte 2017 is from August 11 to 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at The Gallery at The Peninsula Manila, Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For more information, follow MaArte on Facebook.