PAGHILOM 2, Cavite’s biggest art festival occupies Amadeo

PAGHILOM 2, Cavite’s biggest art festival occupies Amadeo

Artists, students, teachers and cultural workers in Cavite unite to restage PAGHILOM, the first and biggest artist-initiated arts festival in the province that will run from February to March 2019.

The festival carries the theme Paghilom, literally meaning healing or renewal. Paghilom alludes to art and its production as transformative acts necessary to cure individuals, communities, and society of its maladies.

The Paghilom Arts Camp and Festival in Cavite coincides with the celebration of the National Arts Month this February. The 3-day arts camp and festival at Alitaptap Artists Village in Halang, Amadeo, Cavite from February 28 to March 2 will include a sportsfest, zine festival, an on-the-spot-painting competition, public art installations, murals, an art exhibit, art talks, workshops, improvisation jamming, dance and theater performances, art fora, spoken word and will end with a concert led by the biggest names in the local music scene including Joey Ayala, The Wuds, Chickoy Pura, and Borrachos.

The Paghilom 2019 will be opened by a mural painting unveiling by Buen Abrigo, Kris Abrigo, Alelia Ariola, Anjo Bolarda, Archie Oclos and Rasel Trinidad on Feb 22, 2019 in time for Amadeo’s local coffee festival, Pahimis.

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Paghilom is spearheaded by the Alitaptap Artists Village and organized by ARTLETICS Inc., Pito-pito Art Group, Espasyo Siningdikato, and Cavite Young Writers Association.

The Paghilom Arts Festival is supported by the Municipal Office of Amadeo, the Cavite Provincial Tourism Office, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Outlooke Pointe Foundation, Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines and individual sponsors and donors.