Albert Avellana, President of The Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI), was teary eyed with his grateful speech during the Media Preview of MaArte Fair at The Peninsula Manila.
Now on its 10th year, the MaArte Fair, organized by MFPI highlights interesting range of creative products created by Filipino Artisans consisting of high quality and distinctive characters mostly found within its materials.
In just a few days, bazaar lovers can look forward to a Pinoy Man Cave created by the MFPI opening an exhibition for both men and women at the 2nd level of The Peninsula Manila.
From August 10 – 12, 2018, everyone can enjoy a mix of fashion and accessories almost curated for men by the exhibitors.
Did you know?
MaArte at The Pen is free and open to the general public. The fair is one of the major fundraising events of the The Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI). For each item sold, it will help preserve and promote Philippine Art & Culture and you can also provide support for the National Museim and other museums in the Philippines!
Exhibitors (Filipino Creators / Artists / Entrepreneurs with some of MFPI’s Board)
MaArte Fair at The Pen is more than just a shopping experience. It also serves as a ground of inspiration, Filipino design pride and originality. These brands below have dedicated their time & passion to come up with world class pieces from apparel, home & fashion accessories, fragrances, jewelry & even food and beverage.
List of Exhibitors
Apparel: La Hermina Piña, Filip+Inna, Rurungan sa Tubod, Mich Araullo, Chill by Nooks, Piopio, Antukin , VioletVine, Two Chic, Betina, D’Oro Barandino, Domesticity/Tilla, Randy Ortiz, Rosanna Ocampo
Accessories: Gifts and Graces, Yvette’s Bags, Creative Definitions, Chills by Nook, Crafted with Love, Ramei Luis, Aranaz Bags, MCV, Tali Handmade, Good Luck, Humans, Cosimo, YakangYaka Manila Collectible
Jewelry: Natalya, Micki Olaguer, Nicole Wisenhunt, TDLG, , Unang Panahon, Stockton Row, Tim Tam Ong, Riquieza
Bags: Yvette’s Bags, Aranaz, Cosimo, Tali Handmade, D’Oro Barandino, Siklo
Owners of Siklo Pilipinas, makers of upcycled tube bags for eco-ethical lifestyle (their bags are so high quality & sophisticated looking, like genuine leather but really no animals were harmed! Its completely made from recyclable materials such as tires)
Fragrances: Oscar Mejia
Home: Gifts and Graces, Haute Home, Joey de Castro, Balay ni Atong, Pettyjon Pottery, Siegrid Bangay’s Stoneware Pottery, Oliver and Maude, Creative Definitions, KASSA, MilVidas, Beyond Borders, Domesticity/Tilla, Good Luck Humans
Food & Beverage: Tsaa Laya (see below for more information)
No event would be complete without the finishing venue touches and food & beverage. The Peninsula Manila continues to be the home of MaArte Fair and host of MaArTEA, a series of informal talks that provides insights behind the crafts.
Take part in a special Afternoon Tea served by The Pen in partnership with MFPI and Tsaa Laya. This special set will be served at The Lobby until September 5. During the MaArte Fair, it will be served at the upper lobby 2F.
Indulge in a selection of Tropical & Filipino organic teas developed specially by Tsaa Laya accompanied by delicious savory nibbles that will include Poached prawn salad
seasoned with celery, onions, garlic aioli, and pickled shallots; Smoked honeyed ham with kesong puti, heirloom tomatoes, and slathered with basil pesto; Lemongrass panna cotta; Davao chocolate ginger mousse; Peninsula English raisin scones served with pots of dalandan curd, Baguio strawberry jam, and clotted cream; and many more!
Grab your friends, colleagues if you are near the area on 10th – 12th of August and get a chance to be part of the 10th edition of the country’s premier crafts, fashion and accessories fair by the Museum Foundation of the Philippines!
See you there!
Disclaimer and Transparency Clause: Information such as event details, contact numbers are subject to change without prior notice. I was invited to this media preview but this review is based on a hundred percent “heyjaey” hands on / tasting experience and personal views. We may or may not be always on the same page but hey thanks for dropping by anyway! Feel free to drop in some comments/suggestions.