ArteFino: A Festive Showcase of Filipino Craft and Heart

ArteFino is a heartful celebration of Filipino artistry. This festival serves as a platform that showcases local designers, sustainable brands, and the heartful impact they create.

Since its inception in 2017, ArteFino has always been more than just a fair. 

It’s a vibrant cultural movement that breathes life into the creative spirit of the Philippines. 

This highly anticipated artisanal celebration has been a catalyst for evolution, inspiration, and growth.

It’s creating a place for Filipino creativity, traditions, and skills to grow. In the center, there’s a caring and growing group that’s open and full of energy.

Imagine this: ArteFino’s festival area is like a starting point that pushes local designers, groups that help society, and new brands that are eco-friendly, into the spotlight.

Because of this movement, Filipinos who make things, design, own brands, and live in communities unite. They’re strong because they all love Filipino design and making things well.

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Evolutionary Celebration

The creators behind ArteFino—Cedie Vargas, Marimel Francisco, Maritess Pineda, Mita Rufino, and Susie Quiros—remark on the remarkable evolution. 

Younger buyers now want to help in good ways—like for society, nature, and culture. They do this by picking things made locally.

ArteFino 2023
Photo courtesy of ArteFino

ArteFino vendors play a big role in the movement’s success. Founders keep them in mind while planning the festival and finding new brands all year.

From August 24 to 27, ArteFino Festival 2023 will return to its abode, The Fifth at Rockwell and the North Court in Powerplant Mall. 

The creators aptly describe ArteFino as a festival of celebration, an embodiment of unity, and an event that has something for everyone.

ArteFino 2023
Photo courtesy of ArteFino

Filipino Craftsmanship

Imagine enjoying more than 130 brands from the Philippines, including fashion, home items, design, and lifestyle products. 

ArteFino 2023
Brown Baskets from The Fine Life Market/Photo courtesy of ArteFino

Guided by the theme “Reuse Repurpose and Regenerate,” this year’s selection mirrors the essence of Filipino culture in crafting sustainable fashion. 

ArteFino brands show respect for the nation’s skilled work history with modern designs. They show how traditional Filipino weaves and fabrics are liked all around the world.

ArteFino 2023
Photo courtesy of ArteFino

But wait, there’s more! Filipino flavors take center stage, with 12 homegrown food concepts joining the festivities. 

The Seven Pantry and Gourmet Garage are just a glimpse of the tasty treats waiting for you.

The Seven Pantry/Photo courtesy of ArteFino
Gourmet Garage/Photo courtesy of ArteFino

Heartful Impact

Now, let’s dive into the heart and soul—HeArteFino. 

It’s the heart of the movement, championing craft and community. 

As the creators confirm, HeArteFino is their growth catalyst and their anchor, inspiring collaboration among the community to support artist-entrepreneurs and partner communities.

The ArteFino festival and its ticket sales help the HeArteFino Foundation and its important programs. 

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Photo courtesy of ArteFino

This support goes on to fund and invest in chosen communities nationwide. 

Their commitment is long-term, nurturing sustainable businesses and fostering genuine relationships with partner communities.

Stool from C&C, Bag from MCV Designs (Left) Bag from Lara Samar (Right), Baskets and Mat from The Fine Life Market, Pillows from TravelFund by Siriusdan/Photo courtesy of ArteFino

And there’s more on the horizon: HeArteFino is venturing into the realm of zero-waste textiles, exploring possibilities with Anya Lim of Anthill and the weavers of Argao.

As ArteFino Festival 2023 beckons, the founders’ advice resonates: “Breathe. Take your time and stay inquisitive.” 

Over four days, countless stories, ideas, products, and artisanal finds will unravel—a cultural experience to marinate in. 

Lechon Set Display by Pulido Charming Baldemor/Photo courtesy of ArteFino

Each product tells a story, and understanding their journey adds to their allure, making them truly special and unique.

Mark your calendar for ARTEFINO FESTIVAL 2023. It’s happening from August 24 to 27 at The Fifth at Rockwell and North Court, Powerplant Mall. 

Co-presented by Rockwell Land Corporation. The event opens daily from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. on Friday, 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. on Saturday, and 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. on Sunday. 

It’s not just an event; it’s an immersion into the vibrant tapestry of Philippine creativity, craft, and community.

Banner photo courtesy of ArteFino.

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