Cool Ways to Celebrate National Arts Month 2023

Cool Ways to Celebrate National Arts Month 2023

National Arts Month is celebrated every year in February while also providing different avenues for artists to express and express their talent. Here in the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is the authorizing body in charge of organizing events for National Arts Month in the Philippines. 

The 2023 National Arts Month celebrated this February is centered on the theme, “KALOOB: Mula at Tungo sa Bayan, as Filipinos give recognition to the talent that artists pour out in their beautifully crafted works of art. 

History of the National Arts Month

Returning to its history, National Arts Month, also called ‘Ani ng Sining,’ was initiated way back in 1991 in Presidential Proclamation 683 as former President Corazon Aquino formally named it February National Arts Month. 

The NCCA is in charge of planning and organization, implementing the rules in line with the celebration, coordinating with other organizations and schools in the Philippines, and doing its best to achieve the objective of promoting the Philippine arts and culture. 

A sincere and deep respect for cultural diversity is one of the Philippine commission’s visions, further expressed through commemorating National Arts Month while the Filipino people strive to enrich unique artistry with a strong sense of nationhood anchored in this celebration. 

Why is National Arts Month celebrated?

National Arts Month is not just an annual celebration. It’s an impactful way of promoting the individual well-being of Filipino artists where they can express their emotions, address inequities, expose relevant social issues, and enrich Filipino culture. 

The arts are made available by everyone, to everyone, and for everyone, as values and thoughts are recognized and appreciated. National Arts Month is a way to cultivate a positive impact on individuals and the community as a whole.  

Part of the culture of every Filipino is to celebrate events like these in the most fun and excellent way possible, and here are some of the things that you can do to celebrate National Arts Month and have an enriching and enjoyable time:

February is the shortest month of the year, so make it the most memorable. One of the most enjoyable activities to celebrate National Arts Month is visiting an art gallery. Admire the paintings, relish the ambiance, and travel back in time as you witness well-curated, timeless artwork pieces. 

Have fun seeing the paintings, artworks, sculptures, and other works of art in many art galleries in the Philippines, primarily those in Metro Manila. With the rich talents of the artists abundant in the Philippines, the country is hailed as one of the most promising in the Asian art scene. 

With this potential, this would be the perfect time to visit these art galleries in the Philippines: 


  • Pintô Art Museum, Antipolo
  • Museo Orlina, Tagaytay
  • BenCab Museum, Tuba
  • Galleria Taal, Lemery
  • Museu ning Ángeles, Angeles
  • Museo Ilocos Norte, Laoag City

Metro Manila 

  • The Galeón, Pasay
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila
  • Ateneo Art Gallery, Quezon City
  • Ayala Museum, Makati
  • National Museum of Fine Arts, Manila
  • Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, Manila
  • Gateway Gallery, Quezon City
  • Arts Above, Quezon City
  • The Spirit of Bethlehem, Marikina
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila
  • National Museum of Natural History, Manila
  • Art In Island, Quezon City
  • National Museum of Anthropology, Manila
  • Museo ng Sining, GSIS, Pasay
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Vargas Museum, Quezon City
  • Avellana ArtGallery, Pasay
  • Bahay Tsinoy, Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life, Manila
  • Casa Manila, Manila
  • University of the Philippines Manila: Museum of a History of Ideas, Manila
  • Macuha Art Gallery, Las Piñas
  • The Mind Museum, Taguig
  • Light & Space Contemporary, Quezon City
  • Yuchengco Museum, Makati
  • Fundacion Sanso, San Juan
  • Presidential Museum and Library – Manila, Manila
  • Museo Pambata, Manila
  • UST Museum, Manila
  • Makati Museum, Makati
  • QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon City
  • Rizal Shrine at Fort Santiago, Manila
  • Museo ng Muntinlupa, Muntinlupa
  • Quezon Memorial Shrine, Quezon City


  • ANA Art Central Bacolod, Bacolod
  • Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art, Iloilo
  • Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), Iloilo City
  • Cebu Happy World Museum, Cordova
  • Finds Museum Kalibo, Kalibo
  • Cebu City Museum, Cebu City
  • Paulina Constancia Museum of Naïve Art (MoNA), Carcar City


  • Dramus Art Gallery, Lapu-Lapu City
  • Museum of Three Cultures, Cagayan de Oro
  • Museo de Oro, Cagayan de Oro

Show love to an artist and their piece of work 

Supporting Filipino artists by subscribing to their works is one of the ways to celebrate National Arts Month. Show support beyond appreciating and witnessing the artist’s talent by purchasing artwork from them. 

If you have a knack for collecting art pieces, then you will surely enjoy this activity that you can do during National Arts Month. Not only will you show love and support by buying, but you are also allowed to help the artist maintain a spotlight in the art and culture industry. 

Go to art festivals, like Bikol Arts Festival 

Filipinos enjoy going to celebratory and art festivals, and here in the Philippines, we are lucky to have the Bikol Arts Festival. Like other big festivals in the Philippines, the Bikol Arts Festival is also among these, which celebrates the richness of the culture of the Philippines. 

The Bikol Arts Festival is a month-long celebration in Legazpi, Albay. Fortunately, the Bikol Arts Festival coincides with National Arts Month, also celebrated this February. Bikol Arts Festival showcases Bicol’s arts, culture, crafts, and agro-industrial products of the different provinces and cities of the region. 

Programs and activities are scheduled to bring excitement in lieu of Bicolano artists expressing their talent through dances, performances, competitions, theater, and visual arts. 

Participate in art exhibits and competitions 

If you are an artist, this would be the perfect time to shine and hone your talents and art skills by participating in competitions in your area. Keep your passion for the arts burning as you take on the challenge of joining art competitions, displaying your artwork in exhibits, participating in seminars and workshops, and enhancing your knowledge while avenues are available. In this way, you can be further exposed to the culture and industry of arts while grabbing the chance for you and your artworks to be recognized. 

Show enthusiasm for the arts by sharing your experience on social media 

Social media reaches millions worldwide, and the rich art of the Philippines, along with its talented artists, deserves so much recognition not only in the country but worldwide as well. Make a vlog about art festivals you have gone to, the journey of how to make your artwork piece, or your museum and art gallery tours. 

You can also post photos, insights, and thoughts on Facebook and Instagram, summarizing your experience for the whole month of National Arts, how it has impacted you, and how it can impact others. This is one fun and effective way to express appreciation for talented Filipino artists and expose them to other parts of the world. 

Every Filipino artist deserves appreciation during this year’s National Arts Month. This would be an excellent avenue for Filipinos on both sides of the coin – the artists and the art enthusiasts. 

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