photo by Eli Tabasuares

The country’s longest art gallery is set to rise along Sayre Highway in Mambatangan, Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City.

This after the groundbreaking rites held recently for Mindanao’s first artists’ village project, a 2.3 hectare lot with a frontage stretching a kilometer long beside Sayre Highway and will feature the various art forms of Mindanao including the “soil paintings” of Bukidnon, contemporary art of striving artists and facilities by which artists can grow. The project is funded through the initiative of true patrons of the arts in Cagayan de Oro City. The undertaking is also in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA).

The groundbreaking rites involved the lumads of the Higaonon Manobo tribe. Accordingly, Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc. will manage the artist village.

with some text by Eli Tabasuares

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