Art in the Park 2017: Three Things to Expect

SINCE its debut in 2006, Art in Park has proven to be a successful outing for the local art scene by putting arts in the grassroots level. It has gathered time and again a “diverse groups of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces and collectives” for what has been considered as the Philippines “most significant, affordable art fair.”

As such, the art fair has been well-attended by seasoned art collectors and young art enthusiasts alike for its paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and new media—all priced from P50,000 and below.

Now back on its 11th year at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City, here are three exciting things that you can expect at Art in the Park 2017 on April 2:

It’s a fundraiser

Art in the Park is organized annually by Philippine Art Events Inc. for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, whose mission is to create awareness for the National Museum and its network.
The MFPI Hall, which houses four murals of National Artist for Visual Arts
Carlos “Botong” Francisco, has been renovated thanks to Art in the Park
Since 2007, the art fair has raised P12 million that has been utilized in projects like the renovation of the National Museum of Natural History, renovation of The Museum Foundation of the Philippines Inc. (MFPI) Hall that houses four murals of National Artist for Visual Arts Carlos “Botong” Francisco, among others.

To know more about the cause, visit:

All art imaginable

A total of 56 exhibitors—comprised not only of known galleries but also student groups, art collectives, and independent art spaces—are participating in this year’s Art in the Park so expect a diverse range of artworks.

"Kumpas" by Mark Justiniani, Art in the Park's image for 2017,
will be available as limited edition signed Giclee prints
Think contemporary artworks in the form of paintings, installations, sculptures, digital prints, pen and ink drawings, as well as thesis works, hand-painted pieces of furniture, photographs, and so much more!

Visit for the complete of galleries.

A casual affair

Set in the relaxed atmosphere of Jaime Velasquez Park, Art in the Park is open to everyone including schoolmates, barkadas and families. They are encouraged to enjoy the day by checking out the art booths to their heart’s content, casually strolling in the green and shaded venue, and filling their tummies with yummy choices at the food stalls.

Art in the Park is set in the relaxed atmosphere of Jaime Velasquez Park
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