From August 10 to 17, Art in the Park, the country’s most anticipated affordable art fair, will go online for its first virtual edition at www.artinthepark.ph. That’s eight days of affordable art featuring over 2,600 art pieces, with new works to be uploaded daily.
As in previous years, prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000.00, and Art in the Park Online will continue to benefit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.
Here’s what to expect at this year’s Art in the Park 2020 Online:
Special exhibits and participants
One of the special exhibits of Art in the Park Online 2020, Isometric Ay! lah, lah, land… showcases the quirky and colorful paintings and prints of Vigan-based visual artist, Richard Quebral. The much-anticipated show will surely add to the artist’s ever-growing list of local art fans.
Another special feature is the Garapata Hatchery by artist Dex Fernandez. He will be creating a large-scale paper mural for the virtual fair. It will be sectioned into 22 separate artworks that will be offered for sale after fair visitors get a glimpse of his creative process via a specially produced time-lapse video.
The lineup of participants include:
Globe Platinum Hour/Globe Platinum Collection
Art in the Park continues to partner with Globe Platinum for several events that will run throughout the week, including a special online lottery and auction. Globe Platinum Hour, set every day at 5PM via Facebook Live, will complement Richard Quebral’s online installation with a behind-the-scenes tour of the artist’s hometown and studio. This will offer Art in the Park visitors a privileged view of his art-making process.
After the virtual tour, winners of the Reservations Lottery, which will give people a chance to purchase Quebral’s work consisting of 4 small paintings and 25 prints, will be announced. There will also be a live auction on August 16 of an additional and bigger Richard Quebral painting, made especially for the fair.
On alternate days during Globe Platinum Hour, Robert Alejandro, popular artist and illustrator, will also conduct live virtual workshops, mainly targeted towards kids.
Globe Platinum members can also acquire Alejandro’s distinctive art applied to everyday objects showcased in the Globe Platinum Collection. Also available in this collection are watercolor paintings by artist Reena Gabriel. A fan designed by Gabriel is an exclusive giveaway for Globe Platinum members who purchase from Art in the Park 2020 Online.
For a complete Art In The Park experience at home, keep an eye out for an online musical performance by independent singer-songwriter and guitarist Martti Franca on the fair’s closing day as a finale to Globe Platinum Hour.
Follow Art in the Park’s social media pages for the full schedule of activities and to find out how to register for the special lottery and auction.
BPI Art Clips
A special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Art Clips will feature specially produced videos from various artists, as it aims to encourage Art In The Park’s spirit of discovery.
On August 11 at 11AM, there will be a virtual demonstration of artist Jackie Lozano’s methodical style of portraiture, from the initial drawing stage to the finished canvas.
On August 13 at 8PM, Fifth Wall Fest, a group that seeks to introduce Philippine audiences to dance films as an art form, will present an original performance specially produced for Art in the Park 2020 Online.
BPI Credit Cards Special Offers
Visitors who use their BPI Credit Cards will enjoy special privileges. Use BPI Mastercard for a total minimum accumulated spend of P25,000 to receive a rebate of 4% (or P1,000). This is valid only on August 10, the first day of Art in the Park 2020 Online. Convert your purchases of at least P5,000 into a monthly installment plan of your choice with BPI’s Balance Conversion Facility. Call 889-10000 or visit any BPI branch near you.
Food and Beverage Treats
A selection of special food and drinks promos from Art in the Park F&B partners will also be available for ordering and delivery.
Art in the Park is organized by Philippine Art Events, Inc., for the benefit of the Museum Foundation of The Philippines and with support from Globe Platinum and Bank of The Philippine Islands.