SM's Art For Everyone art fair is happening from February 27 to 28, 2016 simultaneously at 6 premier SM Malls. You'll see different works at every mall so that's one of the many reasons why you should visit all the malls participating. All works on display are for sale so you better see them before they all get sold.
SM plans to do this as an annual event to help Filipino artists get more exposure. It showcases a curated selection of paintings and artworks and includes SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Aura Premier, SM Southmall, SM City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.
I've met with Jonjon San Agustin, the SVP of Marketing from SM Supermalls, and is seen here on a photo beside several paintings showing the old interiors of SM Megamall. He personally showed this to me as one of the works he truly appreciates as it depicts what SM megamall used to look like back then. I've learned that the paintings were created way back around 1995 by an artist during his student years and did these for his thesis.
Next was an opportunity to meet Philipp Badon, a visual artist and one of the artists participating in the Art for Everyone art fair. I interviewed him about the importance of opportunities like these to our Filipino artists whom we should appreciate as among the world-class talents.
Ebet Agustin from Tin-Aw Art Gallery toured me around their artists' works and shared insights about the artists and their paintings. If you want to know the prices of each work, she's the right person to ask as she will be there at SM Megamall until February 28.
I'm sure you can come up with more stories as soon as you visited and have seen the art works, but do enjoy our video walkthrough of the exhibits for those who are not able to visit personally.
Below are some of the photos from the Art for Everyone art fair happening at 6 premier SM Malls. What you'll see here are from the SM Megamall Fashion Hall where you'll see them on display starting from February 27 to 28 featuring the works of Filipino artists from two different participating galleries - Tin-Aw Art Gallery and Galerie Anna.
This post will be updated with insights from the people I've interviewed and with my own thoughts about the works.