Art Bazzar Guide for Collectors: Future Market

This is the first part of a series of blog posts about art bazaars here in the Philippines where you can visit, shop and immerse yourself in the Filipino Culture.

This first post is about Future Market organized by 98-b Collaboratory next week I'll be posting another one for 10a Alabama Arts and craft fair.


Future Market




http://www.98-b.org/future-market/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/98Bcollaboratory

Location:
First United Building, Escolta, Manila

How to get there:

1. Take the LRT to Carriedo

2. Walk to Escolta and go to 413 Escolta St. First United Building after the creek. Landmark: East West Bank & UCPB on the groundfloor, In front of JRS Express/PLDT

3. 98B is at the Mezzanine. Future Market is at the basement of the First Unitd Building.

Map:





Organizer:

98B Collaboratory

Types of Merchandise:

Artworks and artist merchandise.

Hand-made bags, jewelries, and stationary.

Pre-loved books, clothes, and furniture.

Vintage collectibles: vinyl records, memorabilias, old posters, old coins.

Price Range:

300 pesos to 5,000 pesos for artworks

50 to 500 pesos for pre-loved clothes

10 to 1,000 pesos for vintage collectibles

100 to 1,000 to hand made stationaries.


Schedule:

Once a month on a Saturday. Either the second or third Saturday of the month

Time:

9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where to eat:

There is KFC and Mcdo near the Sta.Cruz Church.

Uno seafood, Tropical hut, Scoop (Ice Cream they also serve rice meals). Sometimes Tropical Hut goes to the market area and take orders for delivery.

Maong Taho and sometimes Manong Fishball

Amenities: 

Comfort Room - There is a comfort room in the market area where you can freshen up.

Large Mirrors - There are large mirrors in the market area where you can take selfies or check the clothes you just bought

Large Electric fans - There are about six large electric fans situated through the market area.

Things to take note of:
Theft - There have been isolated cases of theft in Future Market. So keep your gadgets and money safe. There are roving security personnels in the area but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Contact Details:

hello@98-b.org

What the media says about it:



I’ve been following 98B’s FB page for a while and I’ve been eyeing their Monthly Market over at Escolta. With 98B being an independent artist-run initiative, I could only imagine the selection of items being sold (or in this case, the concessionaires they’ve allowed to sell at their Market). I was expecting nothing less than interesting, and I’m glad I wasn’t disappointed.

http://bomalabs.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/finally-98bs-saturday-future-market-at-escolta-august-2014-edition/




Warning: Are you the kind of person who falls in love with objects that have the patina of old-world quaintness? Or do you like art that is quirky and edgy?

The monthly flea market takes place from 9 am to 6 pm, at the ground floor of the First United Building on 413 Escolta Street. And it is a treasure trove of vintage and one-of-a-kind finds.

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/arts-and-culture/56283-escolta-market-arts



Welcome back to the old Manila.

All I can remember was playing the frames in my grandparent’s optical in Escolta. It’s sure feels good to be back!

Most will sell old, sentimental belongings. Others are selling crafts that they made with love. Many will really take you back on your memory lane.

http://reginevinas.com/98bfuturemarket/



If you're looking for culture in the city, isn't it only natural to find it at Escolta, Manila's pre-war business and luxury district? Good food, great music, and even better deals on art await.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/362421/lifestyle/peopleandevents/escolta-promises-a-good-time-with-saturday-future-market-and-followyourstomach



Some arts and crafts enthusiasts flock in and feasted on Instagram-worthy photos from the fair

http://travelfindsshop.com/travel-finds-joins-98bs-saturday-future-market-in-escolta/

http://websushidesign.com/blog/2013/08/19/saturday-market-x-future-market-escolta-17-august-2013/

As it turns out, I’m a tourist in my own city.

Excited to attend this month’s installment of the Saturday Market X Future Market @ ESCOLTA, neither Ren nor I had ever been to Escolta before, so we carefully tried to navigate the route outlined by Google Maps. To no surprise, we got lost anyway, so we parked our car at Quezon Bridge instead and hired a pedicab to take us to Escolta.

http://websushidesign.com/blog/2013/08/19/saturday-market-x-future-market-escolta-17-august-2013/



Yesterday, I was in Escolta for the monthly Saturday Future Market @ Escolta. It’s 98B COLLABoratory’s monthly initiative to bring back the glory days of Escolta’s heritage and invite independent sellers to sell their wares. In short, it’s a hipster market for books, records, prints, art, zines, trinkets, and all the things you don’t normally find in regular bazaars.

It’s funny how I’ve written about Saturday Future Market @ Escolta countless times in my column for The Philippine Star but I’ve never gone to one. Sometimes I have plans on the days they hold it, sometimes I feel lazy because it’s too far.

http://kojibberish.com/2014/04/27/saturday-future-market-escolta/



Quezon City's Eton Center is bustling with vendors on their weekend bazaars and Makati with its Legaspi Sunday market for wet and dry goods meanwhile Escolta's got creatives busy with their own trade. I took a trip to the once famous strip in Manila to see what this market has to offer.


Reviving Escolta is the The Saturday Market X Future Market organized by Saturday Market Escolta (98B).

http://blog.marzren.com/2013/06/saturday-market-x-future-market.html



The Future Market was held at the vacant space in Escolta last May 25! I really wasn’t planning on going to this event but still decided to check it out because of the cool items sold here. Since it was unplanned, I only have my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with me to take photographs. I’m glad that I still managed to capture good images.

The event features mainly artists selling their own merchandises. Cool DIY stuff, independent labels, limited edition handmade crafts, and more. Basically, it’s a gathering of artists which was kinda awesome! It was a comfortable place to be in since you see works from people you idolized in their craft.

http://litratonijuan.com/post/51962222592/future-market-at-escolta-by-98b-the-future#sthash.LEAzYFd9.dpuf


This is the first part of a series of blog posts about art bazaars here in the Philippines where you can visit, shop and immerse yourself in the Filipino Culture.

This first post is about Future Market organized by 98-b Collaboratory next week I'll be posting another one for 10a Alabama Arts and craft fair.

Suggestions, improvements,tweaks are welcome :) Do tell me what you think about this post and other things in this blog :)

- Gerome

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