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Hundreds attend Philippines’ magical Art in the Park event, raising critical funds for the art community

Art in the Park’s main goal is to offer an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered. The event welcomes thousands of people, eager to explore the colorful works on display, and to enjoy music and poetry.

  • 11 months ago
  • April 12, 2023
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MAKATI CITY, Philippines — Art in the Park returned this year to Makati City in the Philippines, raising essential funds for the art community while showcasing new and established artists. The fair started back in 2006, but it only recently migrated to the Jaime Velasquez Park in Makati City. Artwork from schools, galleries, and local and international artists entertain thousands of visitors every year.

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Bringing people together through art

Art within the context of cultural heritage offers an effective instrument to encourage learning, creativity, critical thinking, and personal development. Over 60 exhibitors participated in the 17th edition Art in the Park in the Philippines. The event draws art lovers and collectors alike. While admission remains free, the yearly tradition has raised over 25 million Philippine pesos ($455,228 USD) for the Museum Foundation of the Philippines since it first opened its doors. Prior to the event, the Art in the Park Instagram page announced the artists along with examples of their work. 

As social media connectedness grows and more artists join the event, the art scene continues to thrive, ensuring the creative sector receives its fair share of economic growth. The funds also go towards future art programs and projects around the country. In addition, Art in the Park’s main goal is to offer an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered. The event welcomes thousands of people, eager to explore the colorful works displayed. It also features live performances, such as poetry readings, music, and interactive displays. The doors opened from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., offering viewers plenty of time to make their rounds.

All photos courtesy of George Buid.

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