New batch of street art – yet another reason to love Bonifacio Global City.
There’s something more about seeing splash of colors, sprays of creativity and strokes of artistry on walls, facades, transformers and structures which are otherwise dull and blank. It’s a different yet completely stirring form of art expression than simply situating art works and pieces on galleries and museums.
Now on its second year of strengthening and enhancing art and culture awareness in the city, Bonifacio Arts Foundation (BAFI) in cooperation with LeBasse Projects and HoneycombArts, launched ArtBGC Festival 2016 – a 10-day festival showcasing murals, sculptures and installation art made by international and local artists. The art festival is celebrated annually not just for its aesthetic purposes but also as an educational platform for art.
This year, works by Nate Frizzell, Hot Tea, Bunnie Reiss, Andrew Schoultz, Kris Abrigo and many more artists will be featured. The organizers aim to make a gallery across the entire city by highlighting different medium, sizes and styles of art.
Aside from massive murals, small-sized pieces will also be displayed on areas hidden from plain sight to inspire awe even while casually walking around. The public is also encouraged not just to view and visit the murals but to actually watch how the artists make them.
In line with the festival, art tours are also conducted by Alveo to increase awareness and appreciation for the art pieces and the artists. The Mind Museum also hosted an art talk called Café Scientifique for a discussion about public art. ArtBGC Festival 2016 will run until the 21st of May but the art works will still be accessible to everyone even after the event.
If you want to celebrate and appreciate worldwide talents by walking though the old and new murals and art pieces at BGC, register for free at the Alveo Art Tours at artbgc.com.