DOT-6 supports ‘My City, My SM, My Art,’ celebrates thriving Philippine visual arts

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My City, My SM, My Art brings art and people together by exhibiting the works of masters, modernists, and millennials in a roadshow all across SM Supermalls. PHOTO BY MARGARET ANJELIE LLORICO/PN

ILOILO City – The Department of Tourism Region 6 supports “My City, My SM, My Art” which will feature artists from different provinces of Western Visayas.

The 2nd run of the “My City, My SM, My Art” is a celebration of Philippine Visual Arts to be launched on Feb. 12, 2019 at SM City Iloilo. The first edition was held on January 2017 which only featured artists from Iloilo City/Province.

For this year, the artworks of Antipas Delotavo, Alan Cabalfin, Momo Dalisay, Anna India Legaspi, Andrew Gritzka, Alberto Emmanuel Villavert III, Alvin Bueno Jr., Lino Villaruz, Robert Vargas, Edmar Colmo will be featured and will be displayed for a week from Feb. 12 to 20, at the SM City Iloilo Northpoint event center.

PHOTO BY MARGARET ANJELIE LLORICO/PN

With the support and assistance of the Department of Tourism Region 6, this project is geared towards the promotion of the beauty of the region through the artworks of recognized artists in each province. Different tourists’ attractions of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo will be showcased through video presentations.

“Art can strengthen the tourism industry. Promoting tourism through arts can lead to economic development by drawing people’s interest towards the culture of the region, as well as invigorating skills and talents of our local artists,” DOT Region VI director Atty. Helen Catalbas said.

The “My City, My SM, My Art” of SM Supermalls is a take-off from the “My City, My SM” campaign which promotes tourism; “My City, My SM, My Cuisine,” which highlights the culinary specialties of the host cities and the “My City, My SM, My Crafts,” which is a celebration of traditional arts and modern designs. It is a joint project of Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Shell Philippines, and the Philippine Star, with support from the National Commission for Culture and Arts, and Center stage Productions./PN

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