The art scene in the South is making itself heard in a big way. The first-ever Laguna Art Festival, a celebration of art and culture, is happening until February 26, 2023, at the Activity Park, Ayala Malls Solenad, Nuvali, Sta Rosa, Laguna.
Over 50 exhibitors of various art forms will dot the grounds of the venue w, which will see an explosion of creativity and inspiration that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the arts, whether you’re an enthusiast, a serious collector, a newbie, or a newbie even a crafter. Diverse groups of artists, galleries, students, and schools of art will all be represented at the booths, with a particular slant for local artists based in the region.
The definition of art is certainly multifarious and multi-disciplinary, and for this particular exhibit, this includes not just what is traditionally thought of as visual art like paintings and sculptures, but also bonsai art, tattoo, arts and crafts like crochet, and, others. Best of all, admission is free and everyone is invited.
More than a space for artists and galleries to exhibit and sell their works, The Laguna Art Festival 2023 offers a myriad of activities to encourage and nurture a love for the arts. Influential art enthusiasts will hold talks aimed at aspiring artists. Interactive art activities as well as on-the-spot painting sessions will be held. Expect art supply freebies, special and l raffle prizes, and gorge on an art buffet table. As the saying goes, all art is interrelated, and their music and dance performances will be another art dimension to the event.
The Laguna Arts Festival is organized by Life ‘n Arts, a community-based center of arts, music, and dance located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, also houses an art gallery where premium art supplies are sold. Headed by Lerma Julian, Life n’ Arts recently celebrated its 20th year of nurturing and incorporating the arts into daily life. Organizing the Laguna Art Festival is certainly a big way to cap this celebration.
Artists have previously lauded the organization for their previous events. “I have joined numerous group exhibits with Life ‘n Arts, and I must say that it was always very professionally curated and executed. I am always eager to be part of their exhibits, and look forward to holding a solo exhibit,” said local artist Ana Isip. Jaime Nepomuceno also said the booths are always busy with high traffic and interest. “People stopped by to look, chat, and inquire…my pieces got sold.”
The Laguna Art Festival is held in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Art Association Of The Philippines, Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts – UPLB, City Government of Sta. Rosa Laguna. It is in partnership with the following:
The Mapúa MCL Cup, DLSU-Dasmariñas CBAA Student Government, St. Scholastica’s College-Westgrove. It is sponsored by these businesses: International Fine Paper Exchange, M. Enriquez Art Supplies, Kulay Art Materials, Office Basics, Inc., Times Trading Co., Inc., ENFANT DOUE, Reply4dEdited.
Laguna Art Festival
Life n’ Arts Official
Contributed by Maggie Silvestre
#LagunaArtFestival2023 #LAF2023 #salebrateartmonthwithlaf2023 #rubyspreciousmoments #rubyasoyph