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4 Things You Need to Know About Art Fair Philippines 2016

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Since its launch in 2013, Art Fair Philippines has become one of the most anticipated events every year. It features the best in Philippine modern and contemporary art, offering a one-of-a-kind and enriching experience.

This year, from February 18 to 21, The Link will once again be transformed into a special place where art and art enthusiasts come together. Here are four things that you need to know, or should I say, four reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s event:

Main photo from: Art Fair Philippines' Facebook page.

40 Galleries will be showcasing a slew of artworks and installations that will surely capture the attention of attendees. Some of the participating exhibitors include: Art Informal, Avellana Art Gallery, Galleria Duemila, Pinto Art Gallery, and Silverlens, to name a few.

In photo: Pinto Art Gallery. Photo from Art Fair Philippines' website.

Aside from the exhibitors, there will also be nine special exhibits featuring the works of Brisbane-based Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Mark Justiniani, Dutch-Filipina artist Martha Atienza, Nona Garcia, photographer At Maculangan, Raffy Napay, Pamela Yan Santos, Mac Valdezco, and Mark Salvatus.

In photo: In Search of Meaning by Pamela Yan Santos. Photo from Art Fair Philippines' Facebook page.

In partnership with the Ateneo Art Gallery, this year’s fair will also feature a series of talks that can help enhance one's knowledge and appreciation of art. A section on the 5th level of The Link will become an educational hub of sorts—complete with comfy seats and a bar that offers refreshments.

Ticket holders can attend the talks for free but the organizers suggest that those interested reserve a slot beforehand by sending an e-mail to talks[at]

To see the complete schedule of talks, click here.

Photo from Art Fair Philippines' Facebook page.

Art appreciation is not limited to the three floors of the event. Art Fair Philippines together with the Museum Foundation of the Philippines will also have guided tours that will bring participants all over Metro Manila to get an in-depth look at museum offerings.

To see the complete schedule and learn more about the different tours and activities that you can join, click here.

Art Fair Philippines hopes to showcase the local art scene as well as generate support for Filipino artists. The fair takes place at levels 5, 6, and 7 of The Link Carpark, Parkway Drive, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. It is open from 10am to 9pm.

Ticket prices are at P150 and P50 for students with valid IDs. There will be free entrance for students from Makati City schools.

To learn more about Art Fair Philippines 2016, visit their official website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Photo from Art Fair Philippines' website.

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