Wednesday, November 2, 2022

South Arts Festival 2022 | Nov 12-13, 2022

The annual South Arts Festival (SAF) started in 2017 as a one-day art fair that brought together art groups, art galleries and art enthusiasts in one venue located at the Southern Manila area. Artworks from hundreds of artists were on display and available for sale to the thousands who attended. There were also talks by artists and collectors, art activities and a celebratory festive atmosphere. In 2019, South Arts Festival became a two-day affair over the weekend as it gained more attendees. 

Apart from the annual art fair, SAF also became a growing art community that others looked to if they needed art exhibits. Since its inception, SAF has organized art activities and exhibits for the City of Muntinlupa, SM Aura, Festival Mall, Fora Tagaytay, Asian Hospital Foundation, Stage Zero Foundation, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City and Conrad Hotel among others. 

The annual art fair was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Since the Covid situation has somehow normalized, the SAF community has had few intimate exhibits to smaller audiences. Now, there is a clamor for the annual art fair to return to its festive glory. 

The main goal of South Arts Festival was to be able to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a whole range of artworks, ranging from the ones created by aspiring artists to seasoned masters of the industry. South Arts Festival prides itself in creating an avenue for young unknown artists to be able to exhibit since not many get the chance as the industry dictates that successful artists must be worthy enough to be recognized and represented by an art gallery. 

“I’d like to think we have a pro-artist approach. For one, they can directly sell at their asking price and earn everything 100%. I’m not trying to take away from the galleries who work hard in promoting artists and art, but for the newbie, it serves as a motivation when they earn the full amount for what they worked for,” explains South Arts Festival organizer JJ Duque

“During the annual art fair, despite the sales of hundreds of works of art, SAF never received any commission or percentage from sales. 100% went directly to the artist, or in some cases, to the gallery representing the artist,” he adds. 

South Arts Festival 2022 is a 2-day art fair to be held at the Crimson Hotel Filinvest City on Nov 12 & 13, 2022 from 9am to 7PM. It will be the fourth edition of the most colorful art festival in Southern Metro Manila. 

ENTRANCE IS FREE! However, guests must comply with the health safety protocols of the hotel. Bring your vaccine card.

There will be affordable art for sale, free sampling of art supplies with Art Nebula, sunset DJs and drinks, a presentation by Likha about the ins and outs of NFTs, a spoken word performance from Titik Poetry and also sip and paint sessions with Rachel Le Roux upon registration. Visit our Facebook page @southartsfestival for more information. 

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