February has been declared as the National Arts Month and here in Bacolod, SM City Bacolod has been on the forefront of supporting Bacolod artists by hosting art exhibits and highlighting artists and most art forms in its various venues.
This year, SM City Bacolod has made the celebration of the National Arts Month more exciting and colorful by extending the celebration. For almost two months, various Bacolod artists and art groups have been featured in the spotlight with different events in several areas of the mall.
For SM City Bacolod, the celebration of the National Arts Month, kicked off as early as January through the unveiling of the “Art Rules at SM” exhibit. This mini gallery inside the mall featured exceptional works of art in various mediums, themes and topics of participating artists from January to March.
The changing exhibits allowed for over 50 Bacolod artists to exhibit their works of art and offer them for sale to the public. I was able to feature one of the artists, Beto Tiano and his exhibit. In return, patrons are able to peruse the works of their favorite Bacolod artists, and even discover new talent, at their frequently visited dining, shopping and entertainment center.
Aside from artworks on exhibit, Art Rules also held a series of art workshops for mall-goers who wanted to learn and reap the benefits of painting and creating. The workshops were under the tutelage of famed Bacolod artists.
This week, Art Rules comes to a close with a finale dubbed the Art Sale. The ten-day show will run from March 13-23, 2018 at the north wing atrium.
The Art Sale features more than 1,000 art pieces for sale, all made by Bacolod artists. Here, one can easily bring home a piece or more from their favorite artists. At the Art Sale, art is made more affordable because for this special event, prices of each item only ranges from P100 to P10,000.
You may also want to buy some of the smaller art pieces as Bacolod pasalubong, wherever you are going home.
What to Expect
Aside from art on canvas, framed art pieces, and home decor, original works are also in the form of decorative and functional items like home décor, notebooks, postcards, scented candles, and plant art.
Some 50 Bacolod artists have their works on display at the SM Art Sale, including:
SM PR Manager May Castro said in her opening speech, “We hope that we do fulfill this advocacy: to bring art closer to everyone and to inspired all to real the benefit of art to our well being. We hope that by bringing art closer to you, there has been a difference in your day, and by having these fine Bacolod artists display their works, we all get to know them a bit more, and maybe even bring home a piece of their work for yourself.”
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.