Metro Manila’s art scene is again abuzz as the Ortigas Art Festival officially opens its third run today, February 28, 2020.
Over the years, Ortigas Art Festival has quickly become a go-to event for all those who love the arts. It has created ripples in the Philippine art scene and has managed to pique the interest of all art lovers in just three years.
You’re bound to be awed in by the vast number of art pieces and interesting line-up of local and international artists to be featured at the exhibit. Art collectors will appreciate over 200 watercolors, acrylics, and sculpture pieces.
Reasons why you should check out the festival:
1. The pieces at the Ortigas Art Festival were especially chosen by Renato Habulan, resident curator of Eskinita Gallery. This multi-awarded curator is one of the most talented in the art industry. Habulan has been a prominent and prolific social realist since the 1970s. His views are masterfully captured in his award-winning watercolors, non-representational art, and assemblages.
You can look forward to Habulan's exciting collection that will keep you mesmerized all throughout the Ortigas Art Festival 2020.
2. A captivating line-up of artists, galleries, and even bocetos The festival showcases the works of contemporary artists that are definitely worth following, among them, international artists Arnel Agawin, Julio Austria, Jeho Bitancor, G Caki, Reynold dela Cruz, Michelle Dawson, Feliciano Gallardo, Processo Gelladuga, Katrinn Hamann, Sahid Kazi, Leonor RS Lim, Alfonso Medillo, Dengcoy Miel, Rey Padernilla, Made Palguna, Joel Soliven, Art Zamora, and Jose Zulueta.
Works from three galleries will be featured – Eskinita Art Gallery, Kaida Contemporary Gallery, and vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery. For those want to appreciate the artists’ creative process, Papelismo Boceto showcases 300 artworks from over 100 artists.
3. Workshops by local and international artists Budding artists can develop their skills at various workshops to be held during the festival. Seven workshops await artists of all skill levels. On Feb 29, there will be a Mixed Media demonstration by international artists Gala Cali, Sahid Kazi, and Katrinn Haman. On March 1, learn Multimedia from Michelle Dawson, Made Palguna, and Rey dela Cruz.
4. It’s an award-winning festival The festival is definitely a top-notch sensory experience. The first Ortigas Art Festival won the Bronze Stevie for the International Business Awards 2019 - Communications or PR Campaign of the Year as well as a Bronze for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, for its success in making art more accessible to ordinary people via Estancia’s immersive art rooms that allowed Filipinos to experience global art.
Visit the gallery at Estancia Easr Wing from February 28-March 8, 2020 Admission is free.