Photo by Liezl F. Dunuan
Pasakalye artists are making madness in Baguio Creative Festival.
The Pasakalye Group of Artists is doing this again this time on the media preview of the Baguio Creative Festival in Dominican Hill on November 10th. This artist group showed their mastery in painting at a painting event between 10 and 12 noon.
Media guests received a tour of the art installations at Dominican Hill, while 16 local artists completed their paintings in two hours. The event was part of the opening day events of the EntaCool Baguio 2018, known as the Baguio Creative Festival.
Pasakalye Artists Show How It Works
Pasakalye is a group of local artists, often known for their street art festivals on weekends. Founded in 2016, the group led by Maricar Docyogen, a local entrepreneur and former bookstore, Bookends. The aim of the group is to promote the work of local artists.
Since then, members of the group have done several art exhibitions and events on the spot, including painting sessions and pencil sketching sessions.
For the launch of Baguio Creative Festival this year, the following artists participated in this show: Lopez, Wigan Warren Nauyac, Gilbert Rafer, Tor Sagud, Arcely Talicuad, Willie Teves and Jonathan Villabos.
Private Sector Support for Art
Like most creative events at the festival, the support of the private sector also helps to make pictures on the spot. Davies Paints, a local paint producer, gave paint artists painting to Pasakalye artists.
Kath Mendiola, Davies Paints, has long supported the art initiatives at Cordilleras. It all started with the Stobosa Project in La Trinidad. He followed this up with the support he provided to Maela Jose's Tinatik plant in 2017. They also supported the Ministry of Education's Brigada Eskwela initiatives.
Ms. Mendiola says that the Baguio Creative Festival is excited and very happy about its sponsors. Baguio has been known for a long time by his artists, so they believe that such a festival will develop with a lot of creativity in the city.
For more information about the festival, visit the Creative Baguio website.