Launched in 2018, the Ortigas Art Festival was created with the goal of making art accessible to everyone. From featuring over 60 local artists during its first run, the number of artists who participated in the festival reached more than 200 and even included artists from Southeast Asia, America, and Europe in 2020.
Running from July 7, 2022 until Aug. 7, 2022, this year’s festival will showcase a wider variety of Filipino arts and culture. And here are some of the pillars of this exhibit that should be the reason for you to visit the show.
- Painting and Sculpture
The show will will feature works from local galleries–Agos Studios, Bastedor Art Project, Vmeme Contemporary Art Gallery, Linangan Art Residency, Red Lab Gallery, Thombayan Art Space, and Makiling Art Studio; and celebrated visual artists Rita Bustamante and Rico Lascano.
- Film and Photography
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Born in Film will be hosting retrospectives and late-night screenings of restored Philippine films, and from National Artists for film during the festival. FDCP will also be holding its second Vertical Cinema Contest during the festival.
- Performing Arts and Fashion
Ballet Works Manila will hold a special performance on July 31, 2022, while the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines will be presenting some of its best designs and creations throughout the month-long event.
On top of these, ArtisTree will have the Learning Tree Child Growth Center that will showcase some of the masterpieces of its alumni, teachers, and students from preschool, grade school, and high school. They will also be holding several workshops such as painting, 3D art, paper cutting, paper sculptures, pottery, and oil pastel drawing for children and adults alike.
The Ortigas Art Festival is located at the Estancia East Wing, Capitol Commons, Pasig City. Admission is free. To get the full festival schedule, follow Ortigas Art Festival on Facebook.