All You Need to Know About ‘In Full Bloom: MaArte Fair 2023’

Support Filipino Creativity at This Year’s MaArte Fair at The Pen

The MaArte Fair is making its biggest comeback this week as over 100 artists and artisans will showcase their creativity at The Peninsula Manila on Aug. 4 to 6, from 10 AM to 8 PM. With the theme "In Full Bloom," this year’s fair is a fundraising initiative by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI) that aims to support local artists and celebrate Filipino craftsmanship.

"At the end of the day, we would like to remind everyone that MaArte Fair is a fundraiser, and every purchase you make not only helps the artist you’re buying from but the community as a whole—because a portion of the profit goes into helping us fund our initiatives that are geared towards the preservation of our identity as a nation," explained MFPI President Danny Jacinto.

Aranáz handbag
Aranáz creates beautiful handbags that make a statement.

With the funds raised from previous fairs, the MFPI was able to provide study grants to deserving individuals, support the projects of the National Museum and museums all over the country, and conduct workshops that promote Philippine art and culture.

Shepard Life Goods
Shepard Life Goods makes natural and sustainable products.

Ready to keep Filipino artistry and craftsmanship blooming? Admission is FREE so you can drop by anytime. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s MaArte Fair:

Disenyo Del Sur
Disenyo Del Sur is a Visayas-based fashion and home décor curator.
  • Get ready to explore, as this year’s MaArte Fair will occupy three floors of the premier hotel. The exhibit will be staged at The Pen’s Rigodon Ballroom, 5th and 7th floors, to accommodate over 100 artists and artisans.
  • Make your visit to the fair a family affair by bringing your friends and loved ones. You can take a break from all the shopping at The Mantuary, located at the Balagtas Function Room, where you can also enjoy refreshments.
  • Don’t miss the mini-exhibition of plants and flowers, as well as Philippine-made motorcycles, in the courtyard
  • Check out the booths of Shepard Life Goods, a life goods company that offers natural and sustainable products; Disenyo Del Sur, a Visayas-based fashion and home décor curator; and Filip + Inna, a Filipino specialty clothing company, among many others.

For more information, follow the Museum Foundation of the Philippines on Instagram or visit their official website. You can also check out the MaArte Fair on Facebook.

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