WATCH: A contemporary art gallery for aspiring artists in Visayas

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House of Frida caters to young aspiring artists in Bacolod and neighboring cities like Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol. Photo by SAMANTHA LEE

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — February is the annual celebration of National Arts Month in the Philippines, as per presidential proclamation 683 in 1991. While there are a myriad of arts and culture events happening in Metro Manila, there is also a burgeoning art scene outside of the capital region.

In Bacolod City, for instance, there is a contemporary art gallery called House of Frida, which showcases works of artists from the Visayas islands.

“[It] is an art gallery that caters to young aspiring artists in Bacolod and neighboring cities like Iloilo, Dumaguete, Cebu, and Bohol,” says Marianne Magalona, co-founder of the gallery. “We want to create a space where artists have a lot of freedom, so we don’t just consider ourselves a gallery, we actually consider it as an art space.”

From groups exhibitions to women-only shows, the gallery seeks to be a one of the pioneering spaces that can support the art industry in the region, as well as the coming generations of artists in Visayas.

Watch the video below:

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For more information about the House of Frida, visit their Facebook page.