The desire to cultivate the art scene and infuse the artistic life into the community of Bacolod has been the root of developing the Art District. From this dream, Gallery Orange was birthed in 2005 which laid the foundation to what it is today and is still becoming.
Art district serves as a home to various artist-initiated shops and galleries. This is where you can discover Bacolod's homegrown brand of creativity and where you can encapsulate the city's culture and tradition as you step into the walls of Art District.
It is a place where art connoisseurs and enthusiasts will find their art fix through monthly contemporary art exhibitions at Gallery Orange & Block 17 Art Space. The site also creates a safe haven for younger artists so curious folks can get to uncover the lively experience of pop art and wear the art with the different merchandise and tattoo shops available at Onse Coffee + Art and Storm Tattoo, respectively. Those looking for a laid-back ambience can also immerse themselves in performances from local musicians and performers at The Plaza and hang out at the various restaurants and cafes that are located in the area.
The newest additions to this enclave of artist-run spaces under Art District are The Viewing Room, a 25-30 seat mini theater, and the Artist-In-Residence at Art District, a two-story structure for artists who want to immerse in what the Bacolod artist culture and community is.
Art District aspires to create a vibrant and fluid artistic atmosphere replete with contemporary visual arts exhibitions, and various other activities. It wants to establish a sanctuary for anyone artistic and just those curious enough, searching for a genuine place to help hone and continue their craft. To witness artists continually unleash a greater potential and develop that burning passion in their heart to be translated into their craft is what we would like to support.
From Bacolod-Silay Airport to Art District
You can: (options)
a. Take a taxi to Art District.
b. You can take a taxi or tricycle to Seven Eleven near the intersection of Rizal Street and Zulueta Street. Ride a ceres bus bound for bacolod, then ride any jeep bata/mandalagan/shopping north bound terminal. Tell the driver to drop you off at Art District
c. Ride an airport shuttle to robinsons mall, then walk your way to art district (3 minute walk) or ask the driver to drop you at Art District.
From Bredco seaport
a. Ride a taxi and tell the driver to drop you off at Art District
b. Ride tricycle to SM Bacolod and from there, walk your way to Terra Plaza (near cathedral) and catch a jeep (Mandalagan). Tell the driver to drop you off at Art District.
A wide space located at the back of the building is made available for the utilization of private cars and vehicles.