Online real estate brokerage promises an exciting art-filled day for kids.

Art in the Park, dubbed as the country’s most important affordable art fair, has partnered with leading online real estate brokerage Hoppler for the former’s 12th edition, which will be held on April 15, 2018, at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati.

Hoppler at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Like its previous editions, this year’s event is set to celebrate all kinds of art with the goal of making contemporary pieces more accessible Filipinos and aspiring collectors. According to the event’s organizers, Art in the Park 2018 makes art even more affordable by prescribing a cap of Php50,000 on art pieces.

The 2018 fair is set to feature up-and-coming local artists, 59 galleries, and student groups who will be exhibiting their own unique art pieces in the event, among whom are this year’s two featured artists: Tekla Tamoria and Jacob Lindo.

Hoppler at Art Fair Philippines 2018

Tamoria, who has participated in numerous group shows and has been working on developing a unique relationship with paper and fabrics, will be transforming her feverish energy into obsessive focus as she starts working on her installation titled “Colony”— intricately made hives attached to a tree.

On the other hand, painter and sculptor Lindo’s work similarly represents the best in Art in the Park: finding new in the familiar. Lindo is fast becoming known for his collages, some of which feature meticulously cut illustrations from old used books presented in new and exciting ways.

Hoppler Tent, Junior Art Center, and Community Wall

For its part, the Hoppler tent will feature a Junior Art Center where kids can stay for free art sessions. Parents who sign up with Hoppler will receive an art kit for their kids. The art kit is composed of a canvas and paint materials, and the after the art sessions they can use their work as decorative pieces for their bedrooms at home.

In addition, Hoppler will put up a Community Wall where fair-goers can doodle or draw things about home that inspire them—a project that is in line with Hoppler’s mission of promoting an engaged and cohesive community.

CEO Ramon Ballesca Jr. said: “Hoppler is committed to community building by making sure that Filipinos find that perfect home in the right community and by connecting them only with duly licensed and reliable real estate brokers and agents. A home is very much like an artwork. It starts like a blank canvas where every family imagines itself living in, gradually taking form, until it becomes a tangible place where children are raised and nurtured.”

Hoppler at Art Fair Philippines 2018
From left to right: Hoppler CEO Ramon Ballesca, Jr., Hoppler COO Raymond Gonzalez, and Trickie Lopa and Lisa Ongpin Periquet, founders of Art Fair Philippines.

Aside from paintings, sculpture, photographs, and installations, the event will also feature culinary creations (and with a hint of street food) of celebrated chef Margarita Forés, while Bea Lorenzo is scheduled to enthrall fair-goers with her kalimba and jazz music.

Art in the Park will be held on April 15, 2018, at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati. The fair will run from 10 am to 10 pm. For more details, visit Art in the Park’s website and its Facebook page. Admission is free.

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