Creatives gear up forVisayas Art Fair 2022

THE Visayas Art Fair—one of the wide-ranging art fairs in the Visayas—returns to reconnect art communities across the Philippines through art and one creative vision this Nov. 24 to 27 at its new venue, Oakridge Business Park.

Galleries and art collectives are gathering to showcase more than 1,500 artworks, representing 700-plus artists from the Visayas region and NCR. The fair includes curated and featured exhibitions and art installations, live performances such as fashion shows, musical numbers, and cultural and art performances. Multimedia arts, talks, workshops, and demonstrations will also be the fair’s highlights featuring a respected and diverse roster of artists, panelists and speakers. Visayas Art Fair’s on-the-spot painting contest for students is also one thing to look forward to.

As the Visayas Art Fair continues to strengthen and bridge the relationship between visual arts and creative industries, the fair hosts various affiliated events promoting global Visayan talent in design, architecture and furniture. Complementing Visayas Art Fair, “Bodega,” a creative marketplace, showcases creative goods and services that are made or offered by Cebu’s diverse creative MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) and practitioners.

“Bodega” will also serve as the venue for the entries of the Blue Mango Awards. The Blue Mango Awards will feature an additional category called Placemaking Awards spearheaded by United Architects of the Philippines Sugbo Chapter together with the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers Cebu. The winners of the competition will be exhibited under the “Bodega” exhibition area.

Visayas Art Fair is also partnering with Globe Platinum on the presentation of the VIP Cocktail Night/Vernissage on Nov. 24, the opening day of the event. The Platinum Lounge will be set up at the Atrium Garden and will feature merchandise that’s open to the general public. Globe Platinum’s The Platinum Series will also feature Visayas-based artists in its exclusive collection of carefully curated masterpieces from Filipino artists and creatives.

Visayas Art Fair 2022 is currently selling tickets for the event at https://ticket2me.net. For more information about the event, browse through its official social media pages with the handle, @visayasartfair.