Iloilo City launches pioneering Summer Arts Festival 2020

first_imgMayor Jerry Treñas launched the IloiloSummer Arts Festival 2020. It aims to promote Ilonggo arts and culture. ILOILO City – The city government isembarking on a new program towards make Iloilo the art capital of the country. “Art is for everyone and anyone,”stressed Treñas. The Iloilo Summer Arts Festival 2020will be from April 3 to May 17 and would showcase various art forms – visual,performing, literature, crafts, even horticulture, and culinary. “We indeed have a beautiful city witha rich cultural heritage. Here is where the past meets the present. We’refurther enhancing it through the arts,” said First Lady Rosalie Treñas,chairperson of the art festival committee. center_img It won’t be an elitist affair, hestressed, as it is open and would involve everyone — artists, those from theacademe, civic and art organizations, businesses, and barangays. Supporting the MICE (Meetings,Incentives, Conventions and Events) thrust of the city government, the SummerArts Festival will be held annually, said Mayor Treñas. Art festival committee members includeoverall advisor and renowned artist Manny Garibay, artist Ed Defensor; from theacademe, Elisa Baliao and Melanie Padilla; Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Arts(ILOMOCA) represented by Allyn Canja and Jennifer Palmares-Fong from Magaworld;Annie Sartorio for dance; Eric Divinagracia for theater; Daniella Caro forfilm; Miguel Davao and PG Zoluaga for music; and peers and art lovers RaisaTreñas, Rose Arenas and Leny Ledesma./PNlast_img

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