Mar 5, 2019

Art Fair just ended two weeks ago. Pretty sure, some of us still got that post-Art Fair fever—after all, it was a feast to the senses (e.g. David Medalla’s A Stitch in Time, Yeo Kaa’s I Don’t Know, Baby installation, and Ray Albano’s Step on Sand to Make Footprints), and provided a wide arrange of works to choose from—from National Artists’ works to those of up-and-coming artists.

Luckily, the laidback and affordable art fair Art in the Park comes early this year. Still located at Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, it’s happening on Mar. 17, Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entrance is free of charge.

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Here you’ll find Leeroy New’s renowned otherworldly installation Aliens of Manila. Yeo Kaa is also installing her inflatable sculpture from her Alone But Not Known exhibit and Wud Ya Do It sculptures both presented in Singapore. Zean Cabangis’ works, on the other hand, will be at the fair’s postcards—a photo that he then painted over.

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If you’re still on the lookout for art pieces to buy, Art in the Park is definitely a good avenue. This year, it features 56 exhibitors—galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and even student groups (like De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Far Eastern University, and Technological University of the Philippines). And the best part especially to those who have just started collecting on a tight budget? The prices are capped at P50,000.

A portion of Art in the Park sales will be donated to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines, too. Meanwhile, chef Justin Golangco of Bucky’s and SideChick is the highlight of the food department of the fair.

For more information about Art in the Park, visit its website or Facebook page.

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