BPI provides attendees of the Art in the Park 2023 fair with numerous payment choices

You want to amass your art collection, but on a tight budget. Don’t pass up this opportunity to attend the annual Art in the Park, known as the most awaited affordable art festival in the country, which returns outdoors on March 19 at Jaime Velazquez Park in Makati City to celebrate and advocate Filipino art in its 17th year.

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Art in the Park 2023 have partnered once more to provide fairgoers with BPI Cards with flexible payment choices for purchasing art at the exhibit-sale, which is open for one full day starting at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“BPI has been supporting Art in the Park for continuously uplifting the vibrant Filipino art scene and for providing a platform for our valuable contributors of art whose works truly merit more support and respect. It also makes art accessible to Filipinos, helping them learn more about art and Filipino artists,” said Jenny Lacerna, BPI Product and Sales Head for Unsecured Lending and Cards.

This year’s edition will feature 60 exhibit booths from galleries, art collectives, independent art spaces, and student organizations, all of which will be displaying and selling a variety of extraordinary works by known and rising artists.

One of the galleries that will be participating is Art Cube Gallery featuring Isko Andrade for special exhibits. “Art Cube Gallery has been a backbone of the Philippine contemporary art scene since it was established in 2012 for helping Filipino artists get their well-deserved spotlight,” said Lacerna. The said Gallery provides a platform for talented young artists to showcase their works before an extensive roster of art collectors, as well as help promote the careers of seasoned artists by giving art aficionados a broad access to their work in international art exhibitions. The gallery has so far mounted over 100 art exhibitions here and abroad involving award-winning and seasoned artists, as well as promising young painters and sculptors.

Francis Eugene E. Andrade, also known as Isko Andrade, is a young artist based in Bulacan who has been known for sharing his stories through his artworks that evoke a sense of nostalgia. He received several awards and citations such as Shell National Student Art Competition and Metrobank Art Design Excellence Competition. He is a graduate of fine arts with a major in visual communication at Bulacan State University.

For his show titled Intersections II, Andrade uses knots as his art subject to depict his own impression of ‘persevering’ by utilizing oil paint on canvas. Lacerna said art as an asset remains an auspicious investment as it tends to hold its value over time in contrast with other asset classes whose value has the propensity to decline sharply when the market crashes. “What’s really enticing about collecting and investing in art is that aside from having a potential lucrative return in the long-term, they can also make stunning display pieces at home,” she said.

BPI Cardholders can use their BPI credit cards to buy now and pay three months later on an exclusive Real 0% Special Installment Plan for up to six months.

The National Museum of the Philippines and its network are served by the initiatives and programs of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, which is financed by BPI and organized by Filipino Art Events, Inc.

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