In Photos: Baguio City beams with rich arts, culture despite pandemic

Jan Milo Severo ( – January 11, 2021 – 11:53am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Baguio City recently celebrated Ibagiw Creative Festival to show its vibrant culture and arts despite the ongoing pandemic.

Declared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Creative City for Crafts and Folk Arts, Baguio City aims to use Ibagiw Creative Festival as a platform to help revive tourism in the region and jumpstart the local economy. 

Below are some photos from the festival, showing local arts and culture sites such as Baguio Convention Center, BenCab Museum, Museo Kordilyera and Tam-awan Village. 

Nude portraits by Baguio artists. Milo Severo

Sculptures depicting local culture and incorporating ‘bulul’ carved wooden figures Baguio has been known for. Milo Severo

Colorful paintings by various Baguio artists. Milo Severo

Mixed medium artworks by local artists. Milo Severo

Locally-woven tribal costumes Milo Severo

Mixed media artworks by local artists. Milo Severo

Indigenous Igorot life immortalized in paintings. Milo Severo

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