As someone who’s been making art as a living for around three years now, it’s been relatively hard to source art materials for my projects here in Manila. I always go abroad to get my art fix: usually in Singapore or Japan, because I have specific brands that I use for my work that I can’t find here in the Philippines.
Which is why I was soooo happy that National Bookstore came up with Art Bar, one of their concept stores specifically carrying a wide range of art materials suitable for every artist. From paints to brushes to all sorts of tools needed (didn’t know what a catalyst was until I saw it on their store!), as well as art-centric book titles and pads of all kinds, count on Art Bar to fill you in on what you need to let your imagination run wild and create.
More photos below:
I did a quick tour inside the Quezon Avenue branch, which, by default, is my favorite—because it’s nearer from where I live and the branch is bigger. It’s located beside National Bookstore’s flagship store in Scout Borromeo. Here’s a little peek inside:
What I love most about Art Bar is not having to go far to stock up on art tools. I also discovered a hidden gem of a book about perspectives—something I’ve been trying to learn. Can’t wait to go back to do more art shopping. But first, gotta use up what I have. 😛
Art Bar branches:
Art Bar – Quezon Avenue
Ground floor, Art Bar Quezon Avenue, corner Scout Borromeo St. Brgy South Triangle, Quezon City
Art Bar – Serendra
G/F, Serendra Piazza, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig