Gateway Art Fair returns for Year 2 at Araneta City

Gateway Art Fair returns for Year 2 at Araneta City

After the success of its inaugural run last year, the Gateway Art Fair returns for its second edition in a bigger venue and with more participating artists.

With the theme “Bridge Connections”, this year's art fair will be from October 5 to 8 at the Quantum Skyview of the New Gateway Mall 2. Organized by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF)'s Gateway Gallery to coincide with the celebration of Museums and Galleries Month, the four-day event aims to be a platform to showcase the talents of local artists, art groups, and communities alike.

This year, the Gateway Art Fair has a total of 14 art exhibitors, five participating schools, and five merchants gathered to show and express their talents through art. Apart from displays, the exhibits are complemented by shops and services selling their art and creative products.

The event formally opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on October 5. It was attended by the art exhibitors, art groups, art suppliers, and art enthusiasts alike, the Quezon City tourism department, and executives from JAAF and Araneta City. The ceremony was led by the University of the Philippines Los Banos Director at Office for Initiatives in Culture and Arts Jerry Yapo; Quezon City Tourism Department Head Ma. Teresa Tirona; JAAF Executive Director Diane Romero; Araneta City VP for Leasing Lorna Fabian; and Gateway Gallery Curator Gregorio Apolonio.

Among the exhibitors at the 2023 Gateway Art Fair are Artists for Peace, DryBrush Gallery, Artipolo Art Group, Vice Versa of Batangas, Benedict Abigan, Pinta Pinay, Nanola Art Gallery, Lucban Arts Guild, Hubog Sining, Jaspreet Kaur, Marie Claire De Guzman, Thombayan Art Space, Art Show Philippines, Arthenticity. The art merchants include Gateway Gallery Museum Shop, Jess Navarro, Law of Artraction, Rhea’s Bag, and QC Artist Circle.

Participating schools include Miriam College Applied Art Society, Feati University, University of the Philippines – College of Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas, and the Philippine Women’s University.

Daily art demonstrations by some of the most exciting Filipino art groups and artists today will further enliven the four-day art fair. The four-day exhibit is free and open to the public from 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Gateway Art Fair Year 2 is made possible by Gateway Gallery, J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Araneta City, Novotel Manila Araneta City, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Dairy Queen, TicketNet, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Philippine Star.

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