The Filipino Art Scene is increasingly gaining the spotlight, most especially among millennial culture vultures. Their strong passion to discover and appreciate Filipino talent expressed through art forms has led to the proliferation of galleries, the notoriety of museums nationwide, and the breeding of contemporary artists exploring various media.
If you’re curious as to what the local Filipino art scene looks like, visit these places to get cultured:
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Museum trip: Pinto Art Museum. Regarded as one of the bestvisited contemporary museums locally, Pinto Art Museum features paintings, art installations, and photographs by Philippinerenowned artists, including the museum owner Dr. Joven Cuanang. While there, you’re free to roam around the property and view exhibits that intermingle with nature.
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Unconventional Art Space: 98B at Escolta. 98B is an artistrun initiative and space that supports local independent creatives. Located at the mezzanine floor of the First United Building along Escolta Street, 98B is where you can likewise support these artists by attending their events and purchasing their work, as well as indulge in discussions about the art scene.
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Budding Artists: Art in the Park. This annual event is held at Salcedo Park in Makati and prides in being an affordable art fair. You can find a variety of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and new media for a price of Php 50,000 and less.
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Experiential Encounter: Artinformal. A venue geared towards the proliferation of art education, it regularly holds contemporary art exhibitions, installations, and performances, as well as art symposia. Visiting their museum will give you a unique experience that inspires wonder within you.