- After the very successful meeting of the Iloilo City Government with the Iloilo Bloggers Society with the booming partnership this upcoming Iloilo Summer Arts Festival (ISAF), we had this one rare opportunity to be toured by the good Mayor himself.
We are beyond grateful that we can see the artworks piece by piece – portraying that the love of Iloilo City for arts starts nowhere but from the City Mayor’s office, the whole of the 7th Floor, the whole of City Hall, and soonest through ISAF – to the whole of the world.
Because we are so happy, we would like to extend this experience to all our readers through this post. We have created this article, especially for all the Ilonggos here and abroad. Allow us to tour you.
The City Hall Entrance
Upon entry, you will be welcomed with a giant artwork in the lobby. This canvas has transformed the vibe of an ordinary city hall into an art space.
Art Works at 7th Floor
It is the floor where the City Mayor’s Office is located but momentarily, you will feel like you are in an art space with a wide collection of art pieces from various talented, respected, and seasoned Ilonggo Artists.
Below is a quick tour of the masterpieces found therein.
A dedicated space for Ramon Muzones:
Arts Outside the City Hall
Outside the corners of this building, different forms of art are also slowly hugging the vast walls and spaces of the city. The once abandoned walls of the city have a “new look” now in the form of murals. Even people outside the city start to notice these colorful changes.
Iloilo Summer Arts Festival
Mayor Jerry Trenas with the ISAF Committee are certified art lovers and with all these collections the city can come up with the first-ever, the biggest, and the most collaborative arts festival this year.
This is just a very small piece of what is happening this March and April. With the efforts of the City Government, ISAF will showcase various arts open and made public to the whole Ilonggo community. The schedule and lists of events are already out and it will be made available soon. Book your flights, and your calendars, and all together, we will explore the magical world of arts.