Touted as the country’s most popular affordable art fair, Art in the Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary with eight days of art, 60 exhibitors, and more than 6,000 artworks by hundreds of established and up-and-coming Filipino artists.
While the physical edition of the fair can’t take place just yet, the annual treasure hunt continues on a virtual platform at www.artinthepark.ph starting 10AM on February 21, 2021. New pieces will be uploaded on the site daily until February 28.
As in previous years, prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000. The online fair will continue to benefit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines (MFPI) in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.
Since 2006, MFPI has allocated P15 million to the National Museum for various initiatives such as infrastructure projects, staff development grants, and exhibition programs, among others.
Special activities and participants
For the first edition of Art in the Park this year, an exciting lineup of educational activities will complement the virtual fair.
Art in the Park continues to partner with Globe Platinum for several events that will run throughout the week during Globe Platinum Hour, 5:30PM daily. This includes a special tutorial for kids by award-winning comic artist, illustrator, architect, and children’s art show host Jomike Tejido. Globe Platinum will also present special video features on the art-making process of Filipina artists Henrielle Pagkaliwangan and Yvonne Quisumbing. There will also be music on Saturday night from ’80s band Overdrive.
For the fair’s special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Art Clips will feature specially produced videos from various artists. This year, BPI Art Clips shines the spotlight on pottery, one of the best-selling categories of Art in the Park, through a series of mini-documentaries that will highlight the works of pottery pioneers in the Philippines Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, and Joey de Castro.
Your treasure hunt experience at Art in the Park
With over 6,000 artworks from 60 exhibitors and hundreds of Filipino artists, it’s best to prepare in advance. Art in the Park presents a step-by-step guide to help you with your online treasure hunt and in navigating www.ArtinthePark.ph.
- Starting at 10AM on February 21, you can view thousands of artworks at www.artinthepark.ph. You can browse the artworks by category or by gallery. You can also arrange them alphabetically, according to price, or from the most recent uploads.
- When you’ve set your eyes on an artwork, you can click on the piece to get more information about the artist and the gallery.
- At check-out, you will be asked to fill in your contact and billing information before proceeding to payment.
- Art in the Park will accept payments via credit or debit cards, and GCash.
- A payment confirmation will be sent to your email address, which you can then forward to the gallery to arrange shipping or pickup of your artwork with the gallery point person.
While waiting for your artwork, make sure to check the website and Art in the Park’s social media pages for the special activities and educational videos specially produced for the fair.