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Affordable Art: Everything You Need to Know About Art in the Park 2020

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Art in the Park, also known as the affordable art fair, has just set the dates for this year's edition. And with the details we have so far, the annual event is looking to be very, very promising. Here's everything we know so far, from the featured artist to the participating artists and galleries.


When and where will the art fair be held?

There are little to no changes to Art in the Park in terms of the time and location. The fair will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Jaime Velasquez Park Jaime C. Velasquez Street, Salcedo Village, Makati.


Who are this year's participants?

As with any art fair, everyone is curious who the participants will be. Every year, Art in the Park brings in a diverse group of galleries, art schools, independent art spaces, and collectives. It's definitely no different for 2020.

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As of now, the fair hasn't released the full list of participants. The only clue we've got is a small preview from Art Lab with Atelier Cesar and Jean Marie Syjuco, however. Take a look below.


What else can I expect?

In 2019, Art in the Park had several larger-than-life sculptures by contemporary artist Yeo Kaa scattered around Jaime Velasquez Park.

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For the upcoming edition, the fair has invited Garapata by Dex Fernandez for a special exhibition in the form of a hatchery. There will be a working table for live silkscreen printing, merchandise, sculptures, a video projection, and a DJ in the booth.


Who is this year's featured artist?

This year, the featured artist is Richard Quebral. The news was announced by Art in the Park through a post of the artist's work "Mang Eric’s Kawaiian Island Creations." Read Richard Quebral's full profile below.

Richard Cartie D. Quebral (b. 1985) also known as Ambot is married, a registered nurse, and grew in the region of Ilocos Sur. Before pursuing his career as a full-time artist, he was once employed as an instructor at a university in Vigan City. At the age of 34, he considers himself a devoted contemporary artist who focuses on the creation of different media characterized by pastel colors, grids, and unidentified textures. His works depict humorous stories about his family, home, neighborhood, and the like. Most of his works are comical and vintage-inspired—a reflection of his hobbies, interests, and beliefs in life. His first solo show was in Blanc Gallery (2017) entitled “Scene in the Shoreline of Somewhere Beautiful.” He also had Solo/Group Shows and Art Fairs in Metro Manila under galleries like Pinto Art Museum, Metro Gallery, Secret Fresh, Artery Art Space, Blanc Gallery Artinformal and Finale Art File.

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Do I need to get tickets?

Being an affordable art fair, entrance to Art in the Park is completely free. All you need to do is bring yourself to enjoy the paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and new media on view at prices of P50,000 and below.

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