ENTACool 2018 Is Baguio’s Newest Creative Art Festival Next To Panagbenga
When we talk about Baguio City, two things will cross your mind: cool weather and pine trees. Aside from being known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, about a year ago, Baguio has once again bagged another prestigious title– this time, as one of the “UNESCO Creative Cities” in the world.
Also read: Primer Goes to Baguio: The Creative City
If you need another reason to visit Baguio City, here’s one: the city has recently launched their newest festival called “ENTACool” happening this November 10 to 18,2018 at Baguio City, and we’re telling you, it’s a haven for every art and creative enthusiasts!
From a Cordillera indigenous word Entaku which means “let’s go” and “cool” as what Baguio is all about, ENTACool is a week-long festival celebrating local artists, artworks, artisans, and cultural performers.
ENTACool will be happening from November 10 to 18 and this 2018, they are officially launching the newest festival to build the Creative Baguio Image as ENTACool brings exciting activities for everyone.
What to Expect at ENTACool 2018
- Uma ART eh 2 Art Exhibit (November 3, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
Uma ART eh 2 is an Art Exhibit for the benefit of the NTU Foundation. Artists such Margie Dela Cruz-Gomez, Ella Picazo-Pinder and Melody Arellano, together with some cultural shows and live portrait sketching every Saturdays (Nov 3, 10 and 17) will be happening at the Main Gallery of Tam-awan Village. Uma ART eh 2 Art Exhibit Opening will be on November 3, 2018, at 4 p.m.
- Baguio Crafts Gallery (November 8, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
The Baguio Crafts Gallery will showcase local crafts featuring woven and metal crafts. The opening ceremony will be held on November 8, 2018, at the OTOP Philippines Hub.
- Talastasan Series on Art and Creativity (November 10, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
The Talastasan Series on Art and Creativity is a talk about culture, art, and creativity from researches by professors and will be held at the Teatro Amianan, UP Baguio.
- Cultural Exhibits and Art Demo (November 10, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
Jordan Mang-Osan’s sample artwork / IMAGE Tam-awan Village’s Official Website
The Cultural Exhibits and Art Demo will be a week-long exhibit of cultural arts and crafts featuring the renowned solar painting of Jordan Mang-osan. This will be held at the Tam-awan Village.
- ENTACool Festival and “Kulay ng Siglo” Visual Arts Gallery and Exhibits (November 11, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
ENTACool’s Kulay ng Siglo will be a weeklong public visual arts gallery and installation display by local artists happening at the Dominican Hill & Retreat House. The opening will be on November 10, 2018.
- Forest Bathing Grand Launching (November 11, 2018, at 9 a.m.)
IMAGE Baguio City Guide’s Website
The grand launch of the DOT-initiated Forest Bathing or the personal retreat with nature for unwinding and health treatment will be happening at the Yellow Trail of Camp John Hay.
- Bell House Photo and Visual Arts Gallery (November 12, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
The Bell House Photo and Visual Arts Gallery will feature the “Old Baguio” through photos and artworks of national artist BenCab. The opening will be on November 11, 2018, 4 p.m. at Bell House Camp John Hay.
- Latag Handicrafts Market and Fair (November 11 and 12, and November 14 to 18, 2018)
The Latag Handicrafts Market and Fair will be having Cordilleran-inspired street foods and small-medium scale handicraft enterprises. This will be held at the Malcolm Square.
- Silver and Metal Crafts Making (November 11 to 18, 2018)
The Silver and Metal Crafts Making will be a demo workshop on silver and metalcrafts of local artisans. This will be held at the Pilak Silvercrafts.
- Mentor Me on Wheels Creative Entrepreneurship (November 12, 2018, at 9 am)
Mentor Me on Wheels is a one on one mentorship program of Go Negosyo by entrepreneurs with local and creative start-up businesses. This will be held at the Cultural Quad at UP Baguio.
- “Ay Apo! May Shooting sa Baguio” Film Festival (November 12, 2018 – November 18, 2018)
“Ay Apo! May shooting sa Baguio” will feature local independent films for the public to be held at Balanghay ni Ikeng at Ili Likha.
- Tie Dye Exhibit and Workshop by Narda’s (November 12 to November 18, 2018)
IMAGE Narda’s Handwoven Arts and Crafts’ Facebook page
The Tie Dyeing exhibit and workshop will be a local demonstration of tie-dying with local fabric artisans. This will be held at the Narda’s Handicrafts.
- Weaving Exhibits and Workshops by Easter (November 12 to November 18, 2018)
IMAGE Martourion Events Management’s Facebook page
Local weavers will demonstrate Cordilleran weaving at the Easter Weaving.
- Tinatik Art Exhibit and Workshop (November 12 to November 18, 2018)
IMAGE Maela Liwanag Jose’s Tinatik Arts’ Facebook page
The Tinatik Art Exhibit and Workshop will feature the unique art form of tinatik by Maela Jose demonstrating how tinatik art is made. (workshop fees apply) This will be held at the Villa Romana.
- Cordillera Weave Fashion Show (November 13, 2018)
The Cordillera Fashion Show 2016 Design Collection: Narda’s Weaving / IMAGE SHAYONNEY Productions’ Facebook Page
Where local weavers meet local fashion designers, the Cordillera Weave Fashion Show will feature indigenous fabrics for contemporary wear. This will be held at the Malcolm Square on November 13, 2018, 6 p.m.
- Anido Artists’ Night (November 16, 2018, 6 p.m.)
The Anido Artists’ Night will be a fellowship night for local artists as well as a recognition to some of the featured budding artists. (RSVP is a must). This will be held at the Dominican Hill and Retreat House.
- Harnessing the Power of the Sun (November 17, 2018, 9 a.m.)
Harnessing the Power of the Sun will be a demo and an exhibit by Mr. Jordan Mang-osan. This will be held at the Main Gallery of Tam-Awan Village.
- Culminating Show (November 18, 2018, 5 p.m.)
To cap off the week-long celebration, a concert featuring local bands and performers will give tribute to our local artists and creatives. This will be held at the Malcolm Square.
Showcasing the grand and colorful culture of the region, ENTACool aims to promote Baguio City as not just the City of Pines or the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Through ENTACool, they aim to build up the Creative Baguio image and draw more tourists in the next couple of years.
The grand launching of #CreativeBaguioMalcolm Square, Baguio CityFebruary 10, 2018video courtesy of Dot Cordilleras
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Visit Baguio City and discover the rich and colorful culture of the Creative City in the Philippines. For more information, you can contact them at 074-446-2009 or visit their website at creativebaguio.com. For more updates, you can like their Facebook page at creativebaguio2017.