Town & Country (Philippines) - - OUT & ABOUT CULTURE TOP TEN -

There’s just no rest for artists and art en­thu­si­asts in Metro Manila as the art scene in the city gets busier, big­ger, and bet­ter each year. Af­ter a brief respite fol­low­ing Art Fair Philip­pines 2018, Art in the Park is slated to take place on April 15 at the Jaime Ve­lasquez Park in Salcedo Vil­lage, the af­ford­able art fair’s home for the past 12 years.

Also or­ga­nized by the for­mi­da­ble Philip­pine Art Events trio of Dindin Araneta, Trickie Lopa, and Lisa Peri­quet, the more laid-back Art in the Park is held for the ben­e­fit of Mu­seum Foun­da­tion of the Philip­pines. Though en­trance is free of charge, it would be dif­fi­cult to re­sist pur­chas­ing any­thing, since items are pegged at af­ford­able prices, thanks to a price cap given to all ex­hibitors: noth­ing more than P50,000, with bar­gains beg­ging to be dis­cov­ered and found.

This year’s fair features over 50 gal­leries, art col­lec­tives, in­de­pen­dent art spa­ces, and even stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions. Mul­ti­me­dia artist Tekla Tamo­ria is the fair’s fea­tured artist, with her pa­per in­stal­la­tions ex­pected to adorn the park’s trees. This va­ri­ety in the fes­ti­val’s par­tic­i­pa­tion en­sures that dis­played pieces will be of dif­fer­ent styles, mak­ing sure that there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one. If you’re look­ing for a dif­fer­ent kind of week­end day out, mark your cal­en­dars. April 15, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Jaime Ve­lasquez Park, Salcedo Vil­lage, Makati; face­ artinthep­arkph. CHRISTA DELA CRUZ

THE PARK IS YOURS Scenes from pre­vi­ous edi­tions of Art in the Park.

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