I’ve been wanting to go to some place new for the past few days of 2015, and just the other day, Eekol and I went to Art in Island!
Art in Island is a Korean-owned 3D art museum with the sole purpose of letting people interact with what’s in the gallery. Typical art museums won’t even allow you to take pictures of the pieces inside. But in Art in Island, they encourage you to BE PART OF ART. Aside from that, Art in Island is the biggest 3D art museum in Asia (to date!).
I’ve been very vocal in my previous posts that I’m not really artsy-fartsy and I don’t know a lot of things about art, but this place is just wonderful. I just couldn’t stop gushing about how lovely that artwork is, or how wittily they painted that one, and on and on and on.
It was cool that they arranged all the artworks with each area focusing on certain themes such as animal zone, famous places, iconic paintings and masterpieces, famous religious artworks, Christmas, love, illusions, and others. During our visit, I think there were about a hundred or more people inside like us, struggling to take fun and creative photos.
Here are some of my favorite photos from Art in Island (in random order)!
FAQs since we went there:
- Where is Art In Island located?
- It’s in 175 15th Avenue, Barangay Soccoro, Cubao, Quezon City (at the back of Cubao Expo) They are open from 9:30AM to 9:30PM.
- How do we contact the people from Art in Island?
- Is it for free? If no, how much is the entrance fee?
- Unfortunately, no, it’s not. Regular rates are P500 for adults and P400 for students. But you can avail of their January promo (which we actually did)! Check this link for details.
- Any tips for us?
- Bring/wear socks! You’ll be asked to surrender your shoes before you enter so it’s better if you have socks on because you’ll be roaming around the museum (and you wouldn’t want to have cold feet, literally).
- Don’t bring food and water (as you have to surrender it). They don’t allow food and water inside. But if ever you get hungry, you can buy food at Cafe Minou (one on the second floor; another on your way out).
- It’s advisable to go there in a group! My boyfriend and I actually had to wait for any staff who would pass by so that we could have pictures of us together. (If ever you’ll be visiting as a pair, don’t worry though, as their staff are really, really friendly!)
- Don’t bother bringing a tripod. It’s not allowed inside.
- Be innovative and creative in posing. There are optical illusions and you have to have the right footing or else it will all seem off. Bring a lot of “kapal ng mukha” or else you’ll have mediocre photos!
- If you’re going to Art in Island, either make sure you allot two hours, or don’t schedule anything definite after that. The place is filled with over a hundred 3D artworks plus a lot of people and if you want to take the perfect photos, you have to wait around and carefully plan it out. We got in at around 2PM and got out at around 5:30 (because we ate in the middle of our trip inside and talked a lot LOL).
- Watch out for the Photo Points! These are point locations that are advisable for you to take pictures from to achieve the best angle(/s) in each shot.
- Be considerate of others. You will not be the only ones trying to take Instagram and blog-worthy photos, and I’m quite sure you wouldn’t want to be called photobombers by others!
- There are two restrooms: one on each floor. If you have trouble finding it, don’t fret to ask the staff!
- Don’t forget to tag Art in Island in your wonderful photos!
I hope you guys could visit this wonderful place and have fun like we did! If ever you do, tell me about your experience! x