Art in the Park, the highly anticipated event that was set to take place in March this year, is finally pushing through — though not quite in its usual location. Instead of holding it at Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, they’ve taken the event online.
Running until August 17, this year’s Art in the Park is a weeklong digital event gathering together galleries, schools and groups, including Ang I.N.K., Avellana Art Gallery, Boston Art Gallery, Silverlens and the UP College of Fine Arts. The website sorts art works into galleries and categories for easier navigation: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Print, Photography, Mixed Media, Pottery, New Media, Furniture and Merchandise.
This year, the art fair runs for a week, and features over 2,600 pieces, with new pieces being uploaded to the site each day to keep things exciting. One of the special exhibits is Isometric Ay! lah, lah, land… featuring the quirky prints of Vigan-based visual artist Richard Quebral.
Visitors will also be treated to a special time-lapse video of artist Dex Fernandez and his process. His Garapata Hatchery is another special feature.
You can follow Art in the Park on Facebook and Instagram to stay abreast of workshops and other live events. Organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc., Art in the Park is supported by Globe Platinum and Bank of the Philippine Islands. As in previous years, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Museum Foundation of the Philippines and the National Museum.
The annual art fair is popular among art enthusiasts for its affordable art — the ceiling price for artworks is set at P50,000. Others flock to the event to simply mill about the relaxed outdoor setting and check out the many food stalls. To complete the online experience, Art in the Park has partnered up with F&B merchants who are offering special promos until the 17th.
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We will miss meandering through the park, nibbling, and imbibing our selection of food and drinks just as much as you will! Relive a bit of the experience, check out these special promos from our F&B partners. Browse the art online, but enjoy these yummy offerings IRL. 🛵 Available from Aug 10-17 only! #ArtInTheParkPH ART IN THE PARK 2020 ONLINE 10-17 August 2020 www.artinthepark.ph #ArtPH #FortheBenefitofMFPI #SupportNationalMuseum
Visit the Art in the Park website to check out the affordable art for sale.