Go to art museums around Metro Manila using bicycles. Get to see and experience art all in one cycling day. It’s tiring yet very enriching and fun.
Due to the world wide web, this momentous Artbike North trip that happened October 24, 2015 will forever be encased in this document, attached with pictures and video (raw file is being edited).
Meet up time was 6am at the West Gallery museum somewhere near West Ave. The ride out was at 7:30 am so I arrived at 7:15am just in time to see the gallery. Pan de Sal and refreshments were served. We rode out and went to the next museum at the Ronac Art Center.
We cruised some more and hopped into Artinformal along Connecticut Street, San Juan. After the showcase of teeth cake and the adorable stout dog, we pedaled on to the exhibit Open Ends at the Meralco Theatre. I enjoyed the Lopez museum exhibit for I felt the theme “Open Ends” reeking out from the pieces displayed.
Along the way, you get to chit chat with other bikers/artists about their life, their bikes, and whatever fancies us while cruising on a Sabado morning.
The bike crew moved on to Blanc at Katipunan/ Whiteplains, then Post at Cubao X. After that, we got scholastic as we studied art at the Rizal Library inside Ateneo de Manila, UPFA Corredor Gallery and finally at UP Vargas museum. The college vibe charged our senses and we felt like young, free spirited artists ready to take on the world by two wheels! It was a youthful feeling to be inside campuses which support the arts PLUS! they have bike lanes meaning they are very PRO-BIKE! Yeah for Ateneo and UP!
How much art can you take?
The group ended up eating at 20 Maginhawa which is an organic, all natural restaurant. The owners were pleasant and jolly people. Incidentally, the place was also an art gallery. Ten art galleries in less than a day. Imagine the possibilities of the bicycle.