On August 28 to 30, Museum Foundation of the Philippine's (MFPI) MaArte 2015: Craft, Art, Food & Design Fair promises to surprise and entice lovers of the unique and the new with over 70 artisans to choose from.
Gkonomics Blue Bag
Now on its seventh year, the annual MaArte Fair has matured into a globally conscious stunning design affair, focused on the creative reinterpretation of Philippine traditional techniques.
Its selection of carefully vetted vendors range from a broad spectrum of Filipino craft traditions including textile, clay, basketry, glass and metal sculptures, mosaic tiles, precious metals, jewelry and fashion accessories, each one exquisite and irresistible, catering to those who crave and seek original handcrafted design pieces.
Micheline Syjuco bangle handmade from unconventional elements such as cultivated rust pointed steel studs gnarly pearls exploded bullet shells
From its inception, the MaArte Fair has been dedicated to promoting and engaging artisans. MFPI president, Maritess Pineda leads the way by challenging the community of artisans to revisit their past designs and come up with a fresh line of exclusive items to be launched at the fair this August 2015.
Nipa Foods Cashew butter with ingredients sourced from unique all-natural foodstuffs from small independent local businesses throughout the Philippines
As MaArte continues to grow its programs, it is evolving into a full-‐fledged platform for empowering Philippine design initiatives, non for profit community livelihoods and start-‐up entrepreneurs.
Stanford Shaws fresh Ginger Ale made from raw natural ingredients with no artificial additives and zero preservatives
A must see is the MaArte Finds section showcasing limited edition items from design ateliers and museum shops
MFPI also continues its partnership with creative local purveyors under its food market banner MaArte Eats. With all this, shopping at MaArte promises to be an exciting three days at the Rockwell Tent.