Learn watercolor and more for FREE at this arts festival

Learn watercolor and more for FREE at this arts festival

Because the East is an underrated art destination.

Photos courtesy of the Ortigas Art Festival

Estancia has always been one of the artsier malls in the Metro. Sculptures flank the floor and hang from the ceiling like stalactite and stalagmite, reminding you that This Is Not Just Another Mall.

This National Arts Month, Estancia at Capitol Commons makes good of this promise. It’s recently launched its inaugural art festival that shines the spotlight on contemporary art pieces that are scattered on the ground floor and second floor of the mall. Best of all? It’s free.

Over 50 artists will have their works displayed through five different galleries and collectives, while five artists are holding solo exhibits from Feb. 23 to March 26, 2018.

They’re also holding free workshops — yes, free! — on select days during the month of March, at 1:00 p.m., at the 2F Bridgeway. On March 4 and 25, featured British painter Peter Sutcliffe will hold a watercolor tutorial, while on March 11, artist Ato Habulan will hold an alla prima (wet-on-wet) painting session. For those curious to see the making of an artwork from start to finish, there will be a live mural-making on March 18 by Kalye Kolektib.

“By holding an art festival in Estancia, we hope to make art more meaningful and accessible,” says Architect Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas and Company. “It is also our way of fostering a deeper regard for the art and cultural scene.”

The Ortigas Art Festival runs from Feb. 23 – March 26, 2018. Admission is free. For more information, follow Estancia Mall on Facebook, and Instagram.


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