Ten Years of Artistic Excellence

ManilArt proudly celebrates its first decade as the country’s national art fair. Our theme for this most-anticipated 10th year is “Ang ARTe ng Pilipinas”: the Filipino has always had a natural propensity for creativity, from making art that preserves the stories of a community, to art that challenges known boundaries. This tenth year, we celebrate those who have answered this innate call to be creators, as well as those who have continually supported these local creators.

As art is interwoven into the fabric of Filipino life, it is only fitting to celebrate art for all; ManilArt features living masters of Philippine art alongside up-and-coming artists. The doors are open to all: art enthusiasts, collectors, students, practitioners and educators. Everyone is invited to join in the activities [See Calendar].

What ManilArt showcases is ultimately a part of our cultural heritage and our national art consciousness at large. ManilArt strongly encourages its exhibitors to practice curation that represents the Philippines as a whole, contributing to our national identity and uplifting our Filipino talents to the global stage.

Museum & Galleries

Participating in this year’s event

Manilart’s 10th year exhibition is participated by selected bonafide galleries.


Schedule of the event


Oct 17, Wednesday

Press Launch of Ilaw Sculpture

SM Aura Main Entrance


Invitational Preview


Invitational Gala


Hatch Manilart Launch

Pre-function Lobby

Oct 18, Thursday
10:30am to 4:30pm

Students walking art tours (pre-registered)

Oct 19, Friday
10:30am to 4:30pm

Walking art tours (registration required)


Art in Fashion workshop by Bing Tac-An

The Lounge


Performance Art with Gromyko Semper

The Lounge

Oct 20, Saturday

Music, Poetry and Art Improvisation

The Center Podium


Galicano Portraiture Demo for Professional Artists

The Lounge

Oct 21, Sunday

Art in Fashion workshop by Jet Tupas-Barile

The Lounge


Bonifacio Choir Flash Mob

(walking musical concert starts at the Aura Atrium Lobby)


MSJO Performance

The Center Podium


Live sketching led by the Tuesday group of artists

The Center Podium


Maestro Romulo Galicano’s six-decade artistic career started with humble beginnings: “Noong nasa Carcar ako, sa Cebu, nasa Lola ako noon. Sabi ng Lola ko, ‘halika’t ititinda mo itong nilagang saging.’ Iniikot ko sa buong bayan namin noon na nakabakya pa, way back in the early 1960s.” Between peddling saba and schoolwork, Galicano found time to pursue his artistic passion under the tutelage of his uncle and mentor, Martino Abellana.



“Inspired na ako noon, captured from the beginning,” Glassmaster Ramon Orlina has always been drawn to sculpture as a form of art: as a young man, he would accompany his mother to Quiapo and other churches where he would admire statues and sculptures including some made by the late National Artist Napoleon Abueva. This early influence gave the young architect the resolve to carve out his own path, turning down a scholarship abroad, in favor of teaching himself how to birth sculptures from discarded glass cullets.


Making all this possible

Meet the great names that support us.


Be a part of this event

You can reserve a ticket online at ticketbooth.ph.