Carolina: Cruising Past 70: Our Lifestyle Adventures: Being Part of the Art

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Our Lifestyle Adventures: Being Part of the Art

trapped in a bottle

I became a monster
After the road trip to Timberland, we looked for the newest type of entertainment that hit Manila six months ago. Art in Island, the largest 3-D Art Museum in Asia, was conceptualized by a team of Korean and Filipino designers. Over fifty murals are spread over two floors and were finished in a total of 120 days by eighteen Korean master painters flown in for the project. Although the Trick Art Museum in Jeju Island, South Korea is bigger at 4,100 square meters, Art I Island has a larger total painted area.

part of the beauty
All four of us let the child in us come alive for three hours as we inserted ourselves into various artworks, creating optical illusions and spectacular imagery. Shoes are not allowed because even floors are painted. Although comfy slippers are provided, we all went barefoot for a time of complete abandon and never-ending laughter. We left only because the place was closing at 9 pm. We could have gone on even if our day had started at 6 am. Let the pictures speak for themselves!

on to war!
on a flying carpet ride
The Museum is located at 175 15th Avenue, Barangay Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines.  It is very near the former Marikina Shoe Expo Site behind the old COD Department Store now SaveMore.  The admission fee was less than $9 for seniors like us. It is the same price for students, but regular price is $10. The experience is worth every penny. There are even a lot of great, affordable eating places around the Museum, and we found one at Bellini’s, an Italian restaurant beside the Museum. 
best of  Carol

best of Ann

best of Jingjing
best of Cynthia

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