Art in the Park 2017
March 9, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler
On Sunday, 2 April 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., white tents will once again unfurl on the grounds of Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, in the eleventh edition of Art in the Park.
Art lovers, still pleasantly hung over from the delights of last month’s Art Fair Philippines, need not wait too long for a chance to partake of another soul-satisfying visual feast. Featuring 57 galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student groups (some of them first-time participants), the fair as always promises to make available a vast and varied pick of artworks to those wishing to add to their collection, those hoping to start one, or even those for whom the mere viewing of art is pleasure enough in itself.
And because Art in the Park strives to ensure that art is not only approachable—hence the casual, open-air setting—but affordable as well, the artworks have a price cap of 50,000 pesos, though many beautiful and eye-catching pieces go for way below that.
Conceived mainly as a fundraising event, and since its inception in 2006, Art in the Park continues to donate a portion of all sales to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network. Thus, any purchase at the fair—whether big or small; painting, print, photograph, pottery, or sculpture—ultimately goes toward sustaining and promoting culture and the arts.
As has become standard for the fair, and as added attractions to its already enticing offers, Art in the Park every year highlights special exhibits or works by artists commissioned or chosen by its organizers. The past years’ fairs have showcased limited-edition, and therefore highly in-demand, prints, as well as sculptures and interactive installations set about the park for curious and admiring visitors to search out or happen upon.
As it is, each edition of Art in the Park brings something fresh and new. And, with music from a jazz trio and the blues band Brat Pack complementing the loose and easy vibe of the fair, plus a choice array of food and drinks to fortify body and soul, visitors to Art in the Park can always expect to be surprised and awed.
Art in the Park is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines, with support from Brgy. Bel-Air, MACEA, Alveo, Bank of The Philippine Islands, and Globe Platinum. Wooden panels courtesy of Art Edge.
For more information, please contact Irene Venturina at firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. no. (632) 831-0953, or email@example.com; or visit www.artinthepark.ph | www.facebook/artinthepark | #artintheparkph
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