After three years of being held digitally, the sister event of Art Fair Philippines makes its face-to-face return to Salcedo Park on March 19.
Following the success of Art Fair Philippines in February, Art In The Park is set to make its face-to-face return to Salcedo this March. Now in its 17th year, the event mounted by the same organizers as Art Fair Philippines will be making its comeback on March 19 from 10am to 10pm at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati.
Heralded as Art Fair Philippines’ less formal sister, Art In The Park is a venue for artists, collectives, and student groups to showcase their creations to buyers looking for collectible pieces. This year will see 60 participants joining the event.
“An artist will consider the event as a way to share something personal and very emotional for him. That speaks about the event too,” says Colayco-Lopa.
This year’s Art In The Park will feature three special exhibits by one established artist, one younger artist and an up-and-coming name in the scene. Behind these exhibits are Emmanuel “Manny” Garibay, who will be presenting experimental art using aluminum and oil paint as his medium; multidisciplinary artist Bjorn Calleja, who will be showcasing drawings and sculptures; and Kabunyan de Guia, son of Kidlat Tahimik, who will be displaying a mosaic installation piece in honor of his late brother, photographer Kidlat de Guia, who passed away last year.
Guests can also expect spoken word poetry performances from Titik Poetry, led by founder Verlin Santos, and from Filipino youth orchestra Pundaquit Virtuosi String Ensemble of CASA San Miguel.
A fixture in Salcedo Village since 2006, Art In The Park has been held digitally over the last three years due to the pandemic. The event was held fully digitally in 2020 and 2022, while a special hybrid event was held in 2021.
Admission to Art In The Park is free. The event will benefit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI) and the National Museum of the Philippines.