April 17, 2024
FIRST ART BANK — Baguio’s first art bank opened on April 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. and graced by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña, and Creative City Council co-chair Raymundo Rovillos. The art bank, located at Athletic Bowl, will serve as depository for the works of local artists. — NCO

The city government of Baguio launched an Art Bank, a first in the Unesco Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts.

The Art Bank, located at the Baguio Athletic Bowl, is a creative space that shall serve as a depository for the works of local artists and open to the public for viewing.

It was officially opened on April 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Councilor Leonardo Yangot, Jr. and graced by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

Yangot urged local artists to exhibit their artworks in the art bank.

“Artists can store their creations, especially during this rainy season, so that many will see and be interested in purchasing local artists’ artwork when the peak season comes,” he said.

The art bank, which will be expanded to the Sports Office once it is moved to its new building, will highlight the works of local artists and help people understand the value of art and culture for inclusive growth, according to Magalong. – Alpha May U. Patacsil