Free performances, art workshops at SikatPinoy art & fashion fair

    The SikatPinoy National Art & Fashion Fair slated for August 14-16, 2015, at the SM Megatrade Halls at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, will showcase some 130+ art and fashion entrepreneurs to promote the creative industries and the best artisanal products from 13 regions of the country.

    The three-day event will be a celebration of the arts, with performances and workshops open to the public free of charge.

    Scheduled in the morning of Friday, August 14, is a talk by Surf Reyes on creative filmmaking, followed by a screening of short films. Ceremonies marking the formal opening of the fair, scheduled at 2PM, include performances by Noel Cabangon, Emmanuelle Adda, and the Lahing Batangas Dance Troupe. The day ends with a talk on music by Joey Ayala, an art performance with knit sculpture by Axe Ong, and organic etnik music by the Luna Trip Band.

    On Saturday, August 15, the line-up consists of a talk on regional filmmaking in Luzon and Mindanao by Teddy Co, short film-showings, a performance by Jesse Lucas of Talent Company, a craft bloggers workshop, an artist’s forum by the Artists Welfare of the Philippines, a performance by the Philippine Ballet Theatre, with the Luna Trip Band ending the day.

    Sunday, August 16, will start out with a Cinekasimanwa forum on regional filmmaking in Western Visayas, a viewing of short films, a performance by The Rude Mechanicals Theater, a Ballet Manila performance, a pottery demo by Joey de Castro, a painting workshop by Fernando Sena with students, and a closing day jam by Lazaro Band.

    The SikatPinoy National Art & Fashion Fair aims to provide marketing support to SMEs engaged in the creative industries, to help them reach a wider domestic market.

    It brings together different art forms, including paintings, sculptures, prints, film, photography, pottery, literature, music, the performing arts, and more. There will also be fine jewelry and ethnic crafts from the regions.

    Also being showcased is the country’s vibrant fashion industry, with fashion pieces such as handcrafted accessories, intricately woven fabrics, and unique apparel and other wearables. These, together with footwear, leather goods, bags and other accessories will also be on display and for sale.

    For more information, contact the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion at telephone number 751-3223, fax number 751-3224, or email [email protected] Please “Like” the Facebook page sikatpinoyfairs for updates.

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