32 artists join Davao Art Fest

LAST May 20, the month-long Davao Arts Festival has made its final pit stop at the SM City Davao. The Grand Art Walk showcases the works of 32 Davao artists. The exhibit ended last May 29.

The Davao Arts Festival was a celebration of the city's vibrant arts scene, highlighting local artists and providing platforms for budding and aspiring talents.

It was organized for the region-wide Visit Davao Fun Sale campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Davao, Davao City Tourism Operations Office and the tourism industry players in the region.

Featured works include the awe-inspiring masterpieces of Kublai Millan, Ega Carreon, Lito Pepito, Alfred Galvez, Jun Alfon, Alex Alagon, Reagan Deiparine, Alvien Reyes, Jeve Villagonzalo, Jester Oani, Jun Cayas, Guhit Pinas, and Arch. Joe Alvarado.

Moving works of Trixie Borbon, Victor Dumaguing, Criss John Pin-on, Rolando Pin-on, Omar Casan, Mark Gil Ortega Taojo, Bryan Cabrera, and Dinky Munda were displayed in the exhibit.

The Annex Art Strip has become an exhibition site for the art pieces of Jester Dani, Felix Pabalinas Jr., Mahavir Ramirez, Shaira Secuya, Jeve Villaconzalo, Jolina Malatabon, Charlie Magne Bajenting, Michael Salcedo, Kathleen Abejo, Kin Medenillo, Dennis Puzon, Ting Aviles, Lucas Ranola, Rita Bustamante, Brando Cedeño, Daryl Descallar, Saldy Mascardo, and Jane Ramos.

Completing the roster of talents at the Grand Art Walk were Jane Ramos, Orley Ypon, Josie Tionko, Bebot Santa Cruz, Bryan Cabrera, Tanya Gaisano Lee, Miyen Lim, Anne Worsley, Ruby Beng Bernardo, Ritzel Labor, Boots Dumlao, Bea Cordes, Allan Obeso, Rodney Yap, Anoy Catague, Gilbert Miraflor, Renoida Renovilla and Felix Pabalinas.

The exhibit opening was marked by a ceremonial painting by the personalities behind the successful Davao Arts Festival run.

DOT-Davao Director Robby Alabado also graced the occasion as well as SM City Davao mall manager Lynette Lopez and assistant mall manager Engr. Warren Rey Bautista.

The art piece of Victorio Edades from the Museo Dabawenyo was also unveiled by museum director Orly Escarilla.

The art piece was probably the national artist's last portrait work.

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