Local Artistry: MaARTe Fair 2016
The recently concluded MaARTe 2016 Fair had a record-breaking attendance of close to 6,000 visitors over three days. Held at the Penthouse of 8 Rockwell, fashion met homeware in this year's edition as popular local artisans and designers showcased Filipino chic. The prominent craft fair, organised by MaARTe committee members Cedie Lopez-Vargas, Susie Quiros, Armita Rufino, Maritess Pineda, and Mel Francisco, featured a host of intricately created and handcrafted pieces with interesting stories to tell. Iconic exhibitors like Al Valenciano, Emurio, and Filip+Inna by Len Cabili I were among the popular crowd drawers at this year's fair, which benefi ted the Museum Foundation of the Philippines.
Tony Rufino and Tony Padilla
Anne Saguil and Sophie Saguil
Maritess Pineda and Mita Rufino
Mel Francisco and Susie Quiros
Looie Lobregat and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte
Cedie Lopez Vargas