This Year's MaArte Fair is Like a House Party in the 2000s
by Sherry Tadeja, July 20, 2019 2:00pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel/Inside Manila
Regulars of the Manila party scene in the early 2000s would remember the famous open-house parties of the North Syquia apartments, one of Manila's historic buildings from the 1930s. Such open-house setup is the inspiration of this year's MaArteFair, happening on August 16 to 18 at the Peninsula Manila in Makati.
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Organized by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, the 2000s open-house concept also reflects the MaArte Fair’s organizers’ open at the same time close relationship it has for its exhibitors and regular and new patrons.
Along with the laidback atmosphere, this year's MaArte Fair promises an intimate experience for everyone. MaArte with its 65 handpicked exhibitors is to occupy two floors of the Peninsula Manila with visitors can get to know the products and/or talk to the owners themselves, heightening both the exhibitors and the shoppers' experience to a personal level. All this is in a beautifully recreated salon and lounge area inspired by the infamous North Syquia.
Event-goers should also expect MaArte Fair’s Cheers, where bars are set-up on each floor and visitors can enjoy free happy-hour cocktails and light refreshments. There's also a special space called the Pinoy Man Cave for the Male MaArte shoppers; and MaArte Talks where selected exhibitors are to share their inspiring and compelling stories.
All the shopping and socializing at the MaArte Fair is for a good cause as the fair’s core and purpose is to raise funds for the National Museum and its network.
With a laid-back theme, pocket activities, more exhibitors, and a great space to boot, why wouldn’t you be at this year’s MaArte Fair? So mark your calendars for the 11th edition of MaArte Fair. Admission is free!