PSA: Art in the Park is alive and kicking! Instead of holding the annual event at an outside venue (like what its name suggests), the beloved fair is moving online for their 2020 edition. Originally set for March 15 at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati, organizers had postponed the event due to the Metro Manila community quarantine.
As COVID-19 safety measures continue to be imposed all over the metro, expectant art enthusiasts can experience Art in the Park virtually for the first time from August 10 to August 17 via their website: www.artinthepark.ph.
Curious to know more about this online art fair? We list down all the reasons why we're excited, below!
There are thousands of affordable art pieces to choose from.
True to its yearly promise, Art in the Park continues to be one of the most affordable art fairs in the country. You won’t have to worry about spending hundreds of thousands because all the artworks available on sale are capped at P50,000. What’s more, there’s over 2600 pieces to choose from, with new works to be uploaded on the site daily.
Check out the Instagram post below to view the full list of participants.
We can still experience exhibitions virtually.
There’s more to the fair than just browsing through art pieces. Though confined to our computer screens, visitors can still marvel at virtual exhibits by artists like Richard Quebral and Dex Fernandez. Quebral, who’s also the featured artist for this year, will showcase Ay! lah, lah, land, a set of “quirky and colorful paintings and prints.” Meanwhile, Fernandez has reportedly crafted a large-scale paper mural to be sectioned into 22 separate artworks. All of which will then be put on sale right after a time-lapse video of his creative process airs on the website.
There’s going to be a live auction.
Prepare your quick wits and bidding skills because a live auction will take place on Sunday, August 16. According to a statement, Art in the Park will be auctioning off a “bigger Richard Quebral painting, made especially for the fair.”
For more information, visit their official website.