Explore World-Class Art Scenes in Makati City

Oct 19, 2021

Makati City is one of the first class highly urbanized city in the metro and known as one of the business district in the Philippines. It is where bright skyscrapers, upscale shopping malls, diverse kinds of restaurants and amusement hubs can be found.

Chino Roces Avenue in Makati is one of the sought-after destination among Filipino artists and art enthusiasts alike. The street is composed of unique art galleries where residents have the benefit of exploring world-class art scenes. Here is the list of museums that you should visit:

Finale Art File

Established in 1983 and considered as premier and one of the oldest galleries in the Philippines. The gallery is divided into three (3) multi-functional rooms: Tall Gallery, Upstairs Gallery, and Video Room. The Tall gallery can accommodate life-size or even bigger sculptures, huge paintings, and installations. It also has a library and an impressive storage room where visitors can browse a wide and varied portfolio of works.

Location: Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound, 2241 Chino Roces, Makati City, Philippines 1200

Opening and Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10AM to 7PM

Archivo 1984

Founded in 1984 by a laid-back archivist with a passion for collecting Filipino art and memorabilia, ARCHIVO moved away from the idea of ​​a traditional gallery in 1984 and took a very personal approach to curating.  ARCHIVO 1984 is an invitation to a private world where art, literature, movie memorabilia, OPM, and turn-of-the-century records are preserved in a perfect coexistence for those with an obsessive taste for collectibles and beautiful objects.

Location: Pasillo 18, La Fuerza Compound 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City Manila, Philippines 1230

Opening and Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12NN to 7PM; Sundays by Appointment

NOVA Gallery

NOVA is a premier art space in the heart of Makati City and has been showcasing the best of Filipino art since 2010. The Art-hub continues to showcase contemporary works and emerging artists in the Philippines and offers the best possible space for any type of event or exhibition.

More recently, Nova has opened its doors to young artists, students and event groups looking for an ideal space. They are open for (but not limited to) short exhibitions, workshops, student shows, and small and large event productions. NOVA Gallery encourage collectors and artists to deeply appreciate current local art production.

Location: Warehouse 12A, 2241 La Fuerza Plaza Chino Roces Ave. Makati, Philippines 1200

Opening and Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11AM to 7PM

Vinyl in Vinyl (VOV)

Vinyl on Vinyl is a versatile place that combines art, toys and music in one room. The art gallery is established in 2009 dedicated to modern pop culture artists who find a place to display and explore their art in the midst of conformity with the norm. The gallery space are influenced by contemporary art, pop surrealism, the underground, street art, and other emerging genres that reflects the lifestyle and passion of its artists,

Its uniqueness lies in the selection of artists who, through the visual language and techniques of the visual and commercial arts, alike deal with diverse contemporary and cultural interests and immediate experiences.

Location: 2135 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, Philippines 1200

Opening and Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12NN  to 7PM

Also Read: Expressing Beauty with Arts on Your Condo Wall

Located along Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City is one of Makati’s beautiful condo for sale, Laureano Di Trevi Towers. It is a three tower condominium that sits on 5,000 square meter on one of Makati’s key avenue. The three (3) towers rising to 28,37 and 24 storeys all together where Tower 1 is fronting Osmena, Tower 2 in the middle and Tower 3 fronting Chino Roces. It is home to only about one thousand (1,000) residential units as the property opted to allow its residents wider spaces and better security.

Its strategic location provides residents across commercial, business and transportation hubs, including the Magallanes MRT station, LRT, Taxi, Jeepneys and the Philippine National Railways (PNR). It is in close proximity to schools such as Assumption College, Don Bosco Technical Institute and Colegio de San Agustin; malls like Walter Mart, Greenbelt, Glorietta, SM Makati and Landmark, Makati Cinema Square, the restaurant row that is Pasay Road and hospitals such as the Makati Medical Center and Hospital ng Makati.

Also Read: 7 Fun and Exciting Activities To Do in Makati City

Laureano Di Trevi is a vertical community with a commercial and leisure podium linking the towers. The podium offers its residents places to meet, dine and simply enjoy time together.

  • Adult and Children’s Pool with Sun Deck
  • Fitness Gym with Dance Hall
  • Amenity Lounge
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Playground
  • Pocket Gardens
  • Jogging Trail
  • Commercial Spaces

The towers have separated private entrances, each with a reception desk manned by receptionist and security personnel, fire and smoke warning systems, CCTV in most of the common areas, generators and five (5) guarded floors for parking. It offers One (1) Bedroom Deluxe a 20.91 square meter to 22.57 square meter floor area and One (1) Bedroom Premiere from 31.23 square meter to 35.18 square meter floor area. The building is built to respond to the different needs of its residents.

  • Fire detection and alarm system
  • Fire escape stairs
  • Sprinkler system
  • Stand-by generator
  • Five level podium parking
  • WIFI on amenity area
  • High-speed elevators
  • 24-hour security

Aside from the for sale condo unit in Trevi, it also offers a Rent-To-Own Program. Making the process of owning a ready-for-occupancy condo in Vista Residences even simpler and more accommodating for everyone. Owning this property can be your wise investment and source of passive income because of its Investment Return Potential by leasing or rental. In this program Vista Residences offers Asset Management Services with basic housekeeping, Ideal for fully-furnished unit and short-term rentals; Leasing Services a straight leasing services, Ideal for bare units and for long terms rentals, Lifestyle Conveniences and Traveling Convenience.

Own a Laureano Di Trevi unit today for only Php 30,000 reservation fee. Vista Residences also offers a condo property located in the metro and regions –Salcedo Square in Makati, The Currency (RFO) and The Spectrum (Pre-Selling) in Pasig City and Vista Shaw in Shaw boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Ten (10) properties in Manila, Eight (8) in Quezon City, Cebu City, Cagayan De Oro and Baguio. 

Living in Vista residencesproperty reflects the sense of comfort and ease where everything is within arm’s reach. Vista Residences’ offers you a diverse portfolio of vertical properties in the Philippines. For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.  

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