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September 22, 2013

Manila Art 2013 @ SMX Aura BGC

Manila Art is the 5th edition of the country’s biggest visual arts fair. Started in 2009 with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts(NCCA), Manilart has showcased over 2,500 works of Philippine artists through galleries participating from all over the Philippines.

Last year alone, the four-day event at the SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia registered a visitorship of almost 11,000 art patrons, collectors, enthusiasts, and students.

This year, MANILART 2013 is slated to run from October 9-13, 2013 at the newly-inaugurated SM Aura Premier Convention Center in Taguig City. The art fair is supported in part by theNational Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)with media partners Lifestyle Asia Magazine and the One Mega Group and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Togeher with the NCCA and our media partners, MANILART 2013 is sponsored by the following companies:

SM Aura Premier
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR)
Johnnie Walker Platinum
Sky Jet Airlines
School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) Design Institute
King Sue Ham
Fully Booked
Secret Fresh

MANILART 2013 further extends its reach this year by bringing in more regional galleries, supporting the artistic communities which thrive outside of the National Capital Region. In addition to pioneer member/exhibitor Tam-Awan Village of Baguio City, this year will feature Amarela Gallery of Bohol, Charlie’s Gallery of Bacolod City, Yaru nu Ivatan of Basco, Batanes and a huge contingent of Visayas-Mindanao artists (also known as the VizMin Group) as presented by Qube Gallery of Cebu City.

Leading to the art fair, MANILART 2013 is supporting the following events:
“Obra Maestra” Exhibit of Nune Alvarado at the Fatima University Gallery, Antipolo City Campus on September 18, 2013

Cebu Art Caravan in coordination with Qube Gallery on September 19, 2013

The Gala Night will open on October 9, 2013, Wednesday at 6 pm. The by-invitation-only affair expects to have foreign and local dignitaries, art collectors and enthusiasts, government officials and captains of industry, prominent artists and museum professionals to come in full attendance.

The regular run of the art fair will be from October 10-13, 2013 from 11 am to 9 pm. The Walking Tour for students and enthusiasts will be held everyday with the following timeslots: 1-2 pm, 230-330 pm, 4-5 pm. A separate Walking Tour for Bloggers, together with lectures and workshops will also be featured.

An Art Fair Catalogue, sponsored by Lifestyle Asia Magazine and the One Mega Group, will be available at the exhibition.

MANILART 2013 wishes to thank its Ambassors from the the NCCA, Mr. Boy Abunda and Mr. Dingdong Dantes, together with its celebrity endorsers, Senator Sonny Angara, Mr. Julius Babao, Ms. Tintin Bersola-Babao, and Mr. Rovilson Fernandez.

Contact Details:
For more details, please call (63 2) 910-8016, (63 917) 327-2529, or email:
SMX Convention Center
SM Aura Premier

3rd Level, SM Aura Premier
McKinley Parkway corner 26th St., Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Thursday October 10, 2013 - Sunday October 13, 2013

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