Throwback to the First Katipunan Art Festival
Posted October 1, 2016
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Can you believe it’s been a year since the first Katipunan Art Festival (KAF)?

A brainchild of six artists, crafters, creatives, and designers (all from the Katipunan area!), the aim of KAF was to build a community in the neighborhood, display art in public places, and make art accessible to people who don’t have time to go to galleries or museums. We wanted to reminisce about the festivities of the day, so we dug up some photos to share with you…

The beautiful poster and a rundown of all the events that took place that day!

At the Hey Kessy shop, we were in charge of the following: Giveaway Registration, All One Piece exhibit, Soap Making and Natural Ink Painting workshop, and Film Showing

Attendees were given a map around the different establishments which could be visited on foot. These areas held various art exhibits and live art demonstrations such as paper cutting, paper quilling, lettering, pottery, and watercolor painting. Some people got to try the crafts and take home their projects!

Both young and old learned something new through the demonstrations and talks held that day.

Featuring independent brands and local artists, art fairs were also held at CCA and Ninyo grounds.

There were even two film screenings that day, one of which was Above the Clouds by Pepe Diokno.

Hey Kessy interns worked hard behind the scenes to document the events, prepare and man the booths, host the demos and talks, and help out in any way they could!

At the end of the day, the first 50 people who got to visit all the KAF stations won goodie bags containing gifts from Sharpie and Tomato Time!

All in all, it was an amazing event, don’t you think? Would you like to witness another festival such as this? Also, would you like to volunteer for the next Katipunan Art Festival? Sound off in the comments below!

Special thanks to Swap, IFEX, Sharpie, Jugo Bar, Ninyo, Marc Canvas, 47 East, EADE, CCA, Equatorial Coffee Shop, Plus 63 Design Co., Eat!, Alliance Française, Xocolat, Esteban Labada, and Kaloob Manila for making the first Katipunan Art Festival a huge success!

Photos courtesy of Hey Kessy Interns (Kitkat, Cara, Camille, Sam, Dane, Regine, Charmee, Karla), Mikko Sumulong, Macy Alcaraz, Harry Abesamis

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