Doodle Fest 2017 Unveils Its Ultra Travel and Art Experience

A patriotic quest to democratize doodle art
Photographed by Rhum Laquian | Doodle Fest 2015

On 1 December 2017, the Doodle Art Enthusiasts (DAE) is back with their third annual month-long Doodle Fest 2017the biggest and original celebration of doodle art. With a greater emphasis on nationalism, the festival has launched Doodle Travels PH as the paramount installation exhibit of future-facing Doodle Fest. Its third installation brings 93 artists to explore how the nation is reframing arts and culture, with a strong focus on diversity, innovation and youth through the pens of creativity. Bigger initiatives for up-and-coming talents of DAE community champion the spirit of the Philippines by showcasing the beauty of the country’s selected provinces using the power of doodling.

Doodle Fest Director, Patrice Palisoc said, “For everyone who will join and experience Doodle Fest 2017, I hope we could inspire more people and educate them more about doodle art. That this is not just a form of art but also a gateway to connect people like how we collaborate with each other within the community of Doodle Art Enthusiasts.”

Doodle Fest 2017 will kick-start with a full celebration of all the exhibitors on the first evening of the Doodle Travels PH exhibit at 6:00 p.m. on Friday 1 December 2017 at ASPACE Greenbelt. The exhibit will be open for viewing until 6 January 2018. For ₱70.00 admission fee, enjoy access to the exhibition opening night together with some booze and drinks by meeting the coolest artists in style. Raffles and on-the-spot contests also await lucky participants of the program. Anybody wishing to attend the opening night can benefit from an early bird rate of ₱50.00 (first 30 people only) while ₱20.00 will be charged to DAE members. For further information about your membership status, consult your DAE community officers.

Coinciding the third Doodle Fest is the fifth anniversary of DAE. Revisit 5 years of creativity with Doodle Talks main speakers Toto Madayag, Quiccs Maiquez, Ivyree Rosario, and Rian Gonzales. As part of the bigger celebration, 4 more young artists from the DAE community will complete the lineup of panel discussion. In addition, the community will amp the stage with the return of Doodle Clash. Witness a dazzling live art battle from the stronghold of new and legend DAE members as proof of their membership.

Doodle Fest 2017 is made possible through program support from ASPACE Philippines, Doodle Arts, Happy Panda Studios, POSH Media, Sharpie, Smirnoff Mule, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Titus Pens, Wacom, and WhenInManila.Com.

For event details, contact Patrice Palisoc at doodlefestph@gmail.com.
For media and press, contact Dibs Leaño at dibs@doodleartsmagazine.com.

For all the latest information, visit the Facebook event page and follow Doodle Fest on Instagram @doodlefestph.

ABOUT DOODLE FEST
Doodle Fest is an annual celebration of the doodle art movement by the Doodle Art Enthusiasts. Founded in a proactive and creative innovation space, Doodle Fest is a presentation of an imaginative and playful vision of the world as it could be at a time of great change. Through a series of exhibitions, events, talks, and workshops, Doodle Fest will explore the cultural history of the idea of doodle art and its relevance to modern culture.

ABOUT ASPACE PHILIPPINES
A SPACE is the owner and operator of the Philippines’ largest and most innovative coworking spaces for the innovation community. The mission of A SPACE in 2014 was to enable more and more people within Manila’s innovation community to make amazing happen. A SPACE succeeded with 1700% growth, and noticeable impact on the way people design, run, and use their workplaces and talent.

A SPACE is the largest community in the country – by size and members – for aspirational start-ups looking to an Asian market, growing teams laying roots in the Philippines, new companies arriving in the Philippines to test ideas, and ambitious professionals from everywhere – with everything you would expect from a managed workspace, plus professional support services, networking, event space, programs, and a gallery. Oh and coffee. Great coffee.

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Martin Cosme is a professional art director with interest in curating art, producing events, and writing stories for Doodle Arts. He writes stories from international personalities that brings readers to inspiration with feelings, always informative interviews from those on the frontlines of artmaking. He also works at Doodle Art Enthusiasts to promote his advocacy of art education.

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