See the picturesque streets of Escolta through the eyes of artists in this tour
By Celene Sakurako
If art and history is your thing, then The Sketchwalk Setup might just be exactly what you’re looking for. This Saturday, on Oct. 14, the organizers behind nude figure drawing party The Lifedrawing Setup are hosting an Escolta urban sketching tour, where the two art-enthusiasts together known as WHOAREMARO will take you on an art-filled four-hour tour around the picturesque streets of Escolta from 1pm until 5pm.
Starting at meet-up point First United Building, the tour will stop at Regina Building, Carriedo Fountain, Arch of Goodwill, St. Cruz Church, Don Roman Santos Building, Plaza Lacson, Manila Central Post Office, Filipino-Chinese Friendship Arc, before it ends at Calvo Building. All they ask you to bring is P300 for registry, your sketchpad, drawing utensils, and of course your walking shoes. Everything else you’d want to bring is purely optional.
The Sketchwalk Setup: Escolta urban sketching tour will be held on Oct. 14, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at the price of P300. Meet up point is the First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Binondo. For more information check out their page here.
UPDATE: The Sketchwalk Setup: Escolta has been rescheduled to Oct. 28, 2017 due to weather conditions.
Photo from lougopal.com