Channeling your inner artist isn’t as difficult as you think. From an eclectic arts space in Binondo to a hip hotel in Pasay, Manila is a great place to go on an artistic quest.
A basin of diverse cultures and people of different walks of life, Manila can be your one-stop destination to source that inspiration and finally get out of a creative block. Whether you are a painter, poet, musician, or just an arts enthusiast, you can check out these not-so-popular places in the metro and get your creative juices flowing:
1. 98B COLLABoratory
A non-commercial space where creatives can hold exhibitions, discuss with fellow artists, meet people of different backgrounds, and collaborate to create meaningful art? This is what you can expect in 98B. They also hold a project called Future Market, where artists can sell their artworks and pre-loved items! This convergence zone of creativity is located at 413 Escolta Street, Binondo, Manila.
2. Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD Museum)
This college museum is a must-visit if you are looking for something modern and out-of-the-box. Located on the ground floor of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Arts in Malate, the museum displays innovative exhibits, avant-garde works, and film screenings. The best part? Admission is free.
3. Deovir Arts and Crafts Supplies
Ran out of oil paint? Or looking for good brushes? From canvas and primers to paints of different kinds (acrylic, poster, watercolor, you name it!), Deovir might just have what you are looking for. This art store in C.M. Recto has been established since 1978 and is still a popular store for visual artists until now. They also have an online store and physical stores in some malls in Manila.
4. Henry Hotel Manila
If what you are looking for is some good ol’ vintage vibes, this may be the perfect little nook for you. The unique architecture and design of this hotel are what make this the best accommodation for vintage lovers and art enthusiasts. If you want to save up a bit, Henry Hotel Manila offers discounted rates and promos on their website.
98B Collaboratory in Binondo, MCAD Museum in Malate, Deovir in C.M. Recto, and Henry Hotel Manila in Pasay, Manila is your go-to destination to quench your artistic thirst. Go visit them now!