Walk with art: Ayala Land transforms Makati into a giant canvas

Dive into a tapestry of public art installations, murals, performances and interactive experiences with Art Fair 2024 ‘10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land’ in Makati.

Artists and art enthusiasts will once again connect, converse, and exchange ideas in the highly-awaited Art Fair 2024, happening at The Link, Makati, from Feb. 16 to 18.

But before this grand celebration of all things art, there is “10 Days of Art” featuring “Art Walk by Ayala Land”—where art spills from galleries onto the streets, parks, malls—and even your fingertips—until Feb. 18.

Art takes over Makati

Ayala Land, a longstanding champion of the arts, is taking Art Fair 2024 to new heights by orchestrating a public art takeover across Makati. “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” aims to make art more accessible by bringing immersive and interactive experiences to the city’s streets.

Fotomoto exhibit at the Legazpi underpass

By expanding Art Fair 2024 beyond the four walls of The Link, “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” aspires to empower communities, spark dialogue, and celebrate the beauty of human connection. Moreover, by leveraging the synergies across its diverse business ventures, including estates, malls, and various properties, Ayala Land’s strategic integration promises a new and refreshing Art Fair experience; while also providing a sneak peek into Ayala Land’s other exciting developments underway in Makati.

“We have always envisioned Art Fair to embody the essence of creativity and community. This year, we are furthering our purpose by transcending the confines of The Link, through 10 Days of Art, and embrace Makati City in its entirety. I am personally thrilled to launch this city-wide initiative, recognizing that art is not confined to walls but flourishes in the streets, parks, and hearts of Makati’s diverse communities,” shared Trickie Lopa, co-founder of Art Fair.

Transforming communities, fostering connections

In the 2024 edition of “10 Days of Art,” guests can look at, engage with, and create art!

To participate in the festivities, guests can do the “Art Walk by Ayala Land” which features public art installations, exhibits, performances, and activations in One Ayala, Ayala Malls (Glorietta and Greenbelt), Ayala Museum, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Circuit Makati, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, and various pedestrian underpasses and walkways all over Makati.

Murals by the Off The Wall Manila Paris Connexions project on the wall of the
One Ayala terminal 

There are maps for those who would like to do the “Art Walk by Ayala Land” on their own, as well as guided tours done in partnership with the Makati LGU. But in case you want to plan your adventure in advance, here’s what to expect.

Public art Installations, exhibits

From One Ayala all the way to Circuit Makati, visitors can discover a trail of public artworks—showcasing new art pieces that have been commissioned particularly for “10 Days of Art,” as well as pieces that have been part of the urban landscape for years.

“The Course of the Sun” at One Ayala Concourse

The journey begins at One Ayala where murals by the Off The Wall Manila-Paris Connexions project can be seen on the terminal’s walls, and “The Course of The Sun,” an art installation suspended from the ceiling of the concourse.

Then take a short stroll to the malls, starting with Japan Town, Glorietta where you will find a digital photo exhibit by Trish Shishikura.

A digital photo exhibit by Trish Shishikura at the Japan Town in Glorietta

Passionate about photography? Visit Greenbelt 5 and the nearby Legazpi Underpass, where guests can get lost in a world of stunning photo and digital photo exhibitions by FotomotoPH, a Manila-based organization composed of visionary photographers, curators, and writers.

After that, take a short detour to Ayala Museum, and witness the exhibit by Emmanuel Garibay, an interpretation of the poem “I Teach My Child” by Gemino Abad.

Then venture outdoors to discover more art across Ayala Avenue. Located at the Tower One fountain area is “A Warm Orange-Colored Liquid,” an installation by trans-disciplinary visual artist Derek Tumala. It is deemed his most significant and ambitious work to date.

“A Warm Orange-Colored Liquid” by Derek Tumala at the Tower One fountain area

Meanwhile, on the Green Wall of Ayala Triangle Garden Tower 2, guests can view “Prismatic Embrace,” a video projection created by motion graphics artist and multimedia engineer Isaiah Cacnio in collaboration with digital artists AJ Dimarucot and Carlos.

Ready for the next step? Stop by Washington Sycip Park and take time to appreciate four sculptures by Impy Pilapil—“Faith, Entry, Wish Stone” and “The Mangrove-Nature’s Embrace.”

Further down Ayala Avenue, you can also check out “!Exclaim” at Ayala North Exchange.

A sculpture by Impy Pilapil at Washington Sycip Park

For souls that yearn for brushstrokes and sculptures, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater has an exhibit by Art House. Available for viewing are works by prominent and new kids on the block, local and international artists.

Upon arrival at the driveway of Ayala Malls Circuit and the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, guests are welcomed by Leeroy New’s “Elemento”an installation that redefines sustainability through art, with towering pieces crafted from recycled materials.

“Elemento” by Leeroy New

Guests can also participate in a community mural painting activity where they can paint the walls and walkways of Circuit Makati. Following the theme “A Celebration of the Various Disciplines of the Arts,” this will be led by local artists like Nini Andrada Sacro, Anina Rubio, and Trip63.

In addition to the art installations, don’t miss out on a series of live performances happening throughout February in Circuit Makati.

Last Feb. 10, guests immersed themselves in the gripping tale of “Love Triangle of Doom” by Red Ollero at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater. On Feb. 15, experience the enchanting melodies of JZA Hall Concert Series presenting “With Love…Bituin” at the fifth floor of the Samsung Performing Arts Theater.

From Feb. 16 to 18, be transported to a world of wonder with “Rama Hari” at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Finally, on Feb. 24, prepare to be spellbound by The Putnam County’s “The Spelling Bee” at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Blackbox Theater.

Fotomoto exhibit at Greenbelt 5

Furthermore, Ayala Malls is hosting “Art In The Open,” featuring live music amid an ambient lounge setup and engaging activities at Greenbelt, Glorietta, and Ayala Malls Circuit until Feb. 18.

For those eager to join in from the comfort of their own space, there is also a series of engaging podcasts. Feb. 9 had the latest episode of “State of the Arts,” where Rep. Christopher De Venecia delved into “Setting the Stage for Creative Success Part 2,” offering invaluable insights for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts alike.

On Feb. 18, “State of the Arts,” in collaboration with Vogue Philippines, will present “Filipino Forward,” featuring a dynamic lineup including Bea Valdes, Jacs Sampayan, Marlon Rivera, and Shaira Luna. It promises engaging discussions and inspiring stories that celebrate Filipino creativity and innovation.

Simultaneously, select restaurants have promos to satisfy cravings. Happening in Greenbelt and The Shops and Restaurants at Ayala Triangle Gardens, happy hour runs from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Guests can also avail Art Fair specials within the promo period.

At Glorietta and Ayala Malls Circuit, guests can enjoy a night cap with 10 select restaurants offering 100 free drinks for 10 days.

“Prismatic Embrace” by Isaiah Cacnio

These exhibits and activities around the Makati Central Business District, Circuit Makati, and Ayala Malls run until Feb. 28.

Come, connect, create. Let Makati’s “10 Days of Art: Art Walk by Ayala Land” transform, inspire, and remind you that art isn’t just for display.

For more information, follow Make It Makati, Ayala Malls, Art Fair Philippines and 10DaysOfArt on Facebook and Instagram.

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