8 must-visit art galleries in metro manila

Unlocking Urban Art: 7 Must-Visit Galleries in Metro Manila

For the cool and cultured.

The cherry on top? Most of these art galleries in Metro Manila won’t cost you a dime!

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Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic, Filipino arts refused to be stifled. In fact, it’s remarkable how the past decade has witnessed a surge in the opening of museums and art galleries, particularly those championing the works of young creatives and emerging artists. Enter contemporary art—the fresh, new currency of cool.

Searching for weekend plans? From edgy galleries pushing boundaries to avant-garde exhibitions redefining norms, there’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the arts scene across the metro.

Artinformal Gallery

Stepping onto the scene in 2004, alongside a collective of contemporary artists, Artinformal has been a beacon of art accessibility and education within the community. What began as an initiative to bridge the gap between art and society has evolved into a safe space that showcases a diverse array of artistic expressions, from sculpture and painting to pottery, installations, multimedia, and performances.

As a hub for creative exchange and encounters, Artinformal serves as a catalyst for cultural dialogue and artistic exploration. Beyond its physical walls, the gallery champions Filipino artists on both regional and international stages, reinforcing the local landscape and celebrating the resilience of its cultural industries.

Artinformal Makati is located at 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Ext., Makati City.

Art in Island

Reentering the scene with a bang and a bolder identity, Art in Island has emerged from its hiatus as The Media Square, promising “new content that you’ve never experienced before.”

As the largest mixed media museum in the Philippines, The Media Square is here to blow your mind with a beautiful blend of art, media, and technology. Picture this: larger-than-life projections, digital displays, and audio that’ll transport you to another dimension. It’s like they plucked the coolest art attractions from Tokyo’s Team Labs and sprinkled them right here in the heart of Metro Manila, igniting imaginations and redefining the art gallery experience.

Art in Island is located at 175 15th Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila.

Modeka Art

Modeka Art is the cool kid on the block, shaking up the art scene with its innovative platform that’s all about inclusivity and engagement. With a diverse lineup featuring everything from painting and sculpture to mixed media and limited edition art, this gallery is like a treasure trove of creativity waiting to be explored.

But it doesn’t stop there—Modeka Art goes beyond its four walls, championing site-specific installations and art consultancy services that connect artists with brands for some seriously cool collaborations.

Modeka Art is located at Warehouse 20A La Fuerza 1 2241, Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, 1231 Metro Manila.

Ronac Art Center

As you cruise along Ortigas Avenue’s lively thoroughfare, you can’t help but be drawn to a sleek building that seems somewhat out of place amidst the traditional neighborhood backdrop. Before you even realize it, you’ll spot the pièce de résistance: the Instagram-famous spiral staircase—the forefront of the Ronac Art Center.

With its four-story structure, it’s a bustling hub of artistic activity, from fashion boutiques to the Secret Fresh Gallery. All thanks to Bigboy Cheng for housing all the hip hangout spots, this creative mastermind beautifully blends a community where art aficionados, architecture geeks, and fashionistas can immerse themselves in all things cool.

The Ronac Art Center is located at J24R+V38, Ortigas Ave, San Juan, 1504 Metro Manila.


Silverlens Gallery, boasting locations in both Manila and New York, effortlessly bridges arts across continents and cultures. With a bag of tricks that includes artist representation, institutional partnerships, and a kaleidoscope of exhibition programming, Silverlens Gallery is on a mission to catapult its artists into the stratosphere of the contemporary art scene.

By actively participating in art fairs, fostering gallery collaborations, and engaging with diverse art communities, Silverlens Gallery transcends borders, solidifying its position as a premier contemporary art gallery not only in the Philippines but also throughout Southeast Asia and beyond.

Silverlens Gallery is located at 2263 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City 1231, Philippines.

West Gallery

Like a time capsule of creativity, West Gallery has been a hub for budding artists since its establishment in 1989. With its layout featuring multiple galleries within, it’s like a maze of artistic wonders waiting to be discovered.

This vibrant space isn’t just about showcasing art; it’s a playground for imagination to run wild—from avant-garde installations to jaw-dropping sculptures.

West Gallery is located at 48 West Avenue Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Vinyl on Vinyl

Since its inception in 2009, Vinyl on Vinyl (VoV) has been the wild playground where contemporary artists let their imaginations run wild. A stage for mind-bending exhibitions, a haven for creative experiments, and a place where the unexpected is the norm are just some of the things you can expect here.

From its underground roots selling vinyl records and toys to its current status as the ultimate curator of eclectic art genres—from pop surrealism to kinetic wonders—VoV is the undisputed ringmaster of an artistic circus like no other. So, if you’re ready to step into a world where creativity knows no bounds, buckle up and visit Vinyl on Vinyl.

Vinyl on Vinyl is located at 2241 Pasillo 18 La Fuerza Compound Chino Roces Ave, Makati, Metro Manila.

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