What to expect from Art in the Park Online 2021

Published February 10, 2021, 3:22 PM

by John Legaspi

Here’s a guide to the virtual art fair experience 

There is no pandemic great enough to stop art from thriving. Proving that is the country’s beloved art fair Art in the Park with its 15th anniversary celebration.

But unlike its previous, art fair “walk in park” will take place online, bringing its annual art hunt and other artistic affairs to the digital domain from Feb. 21 to 28, 2021. 

“With over 6,000 artworks from 60 exhibitors and hundreds of Filipino artists, it’s best to prepare in advance,” it says. “Art in the Park presents a step-by-step guide to help you with your online treasure hunt and in navigating www.ArtinthePark.ph.”

The digital hunt for art is on 

Art in the Park has shared some things you need to know about this year’s online art sale.

  1. Starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2021, art patrons can view thousands of artworks on the website. They can browse the artworks by category or by gallery. You can also arrange them alphabetically, according to price, or from the most recent uploads. New pieces will be uploaded on the site daily until the end of the fair.
  2. As in previous years, prices of artworks are still capped at P50,000. The online fair will continue to benefit the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of their projects and programs for the National Museum of the Philippines and its network.
  3. When you’ve set your eyes on an artwork, you can click on the piece to get more information about the artist and the gallery.
  4. At check out, you will be asked to fill in your contact and billing information before proceeding to payment. 
  5. Art in the Park will accept payments via credit or debit cards, and GCash.  
  6. A payment confirmation will be sent to your email address, which you can then forward to the gallery to arrange shipping or pickup of your artwork with the gallery point person. 

Let the kid’s creative spirit run free online

Complementing the virtual fair is a lineup of educational activities. Art in the Park, together with Globe Platinum, will run several events throughout the week during Globe Platinum Hour, 5:30 p.m. daily.  This includes a special tutorial for kids by award-winning comic artist, illustrator, architect, and children’s art show host Jomike Tejido. 

Cityscape Amber by Jomike Tejido

Spotlight on pottery

For the fair’s special collaboration with the Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Art Clips will feature specially produced videos from various artists. This year, BPI Art Clips shines the spotlight on pottery, one of the best-selling categories of Art in the Park, through a series of mini-documentaries that will highlight the works of pottery pioneers in the Philippines Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, and Joey de Castro. 

Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn

Get to know more about Filipino artists

The lineup of participants include Altro Mondo Gallery, Ang I.n.K., Archivo 1984, Arnold Art Collection, ART LAB: Atelier Cesare & Jean Marie Syjuco, Art Underground, Art Verite Gallery, ART for Space Gallery, Artery Art Space, Artepintura Gallery, Association of Pinoyprintmakers, Avellana Art Gallery, Blanc, Boston Art Gallery, Cevio Art Haus, College Of St. Benilde, Cornerstone (EJ Espiritu), District Gallery, Famous Artists , FEATI University School of Fine Arts, FEU, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Anna, Galerie Artes, Galerie Stephanie, Limbo, Los Nuevos Conquistadores, J Studio, KASIBULAN – Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol na Kamalayan, Kulay Art Group, M A G, Manila Collage Collective, Mia Casal Ceramics, Modeka Art, Mono8 Gallery, Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Nineveh Artspace, Nord Anglia International School, Orange Project, Parokyano ng Malabon, Qube Gallery, Resurrection Furniture, Sagada Pottery, Sheerjoy, Silverlens, Space Encounters, T.U.P. Fine Arts Manila, The Authenticity Zero, The Mighty Bhutens, The Photography Zone, The Thursday Group, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, UP College of Fine Arts, Village Art Gallery, Vinyl on Vinyl, vMeme Contemporary Art  Gallery (Young Artists’ Studio), Ysobel Art Gallery, White Walls Gallery.

Yvonne Quisumbing’s The Great Health Puzzle
An artwork by Henrielle Pagkaliwangan

Globe Platinum will also present special video features on the art-making process of Filipina artists Henrielle Pagkaliwangan and Yvonne Quisumbing. There will also be music on Saturday night from ‘80s band Overdrive.

Visit Art in the Park’s website, Facebook, and Instagram pages to know more about its 15th anniversary celebration.