Art Venues

Iloilo art scene has never been as active as it is today. The practice of art which encompasses various forms such as visual, performing, dancing, film, literature, music, and other creative activities has been pursued by the talented, emerging and established local artists. Many artistic and creative ideas are expressed through diverse movements, exhibits, festivals, performances, concerts and other forms of art gatherings. These activities are hosted in or happening at different art venues in Iloilo.

As it is important for the artists to have a venue or platform to show their masterpieces, it is also important for the public to locate the places where they can indulge in the art that they enjoy. There are museums, galleries, alternative art spaces, art cinema, cafes, auditoriums, cultural center and art villages where people can catch sight of, hear, feel and experience local art. There are even walls and dead spaces turned into creative pieces to let people of the community experience art. The venues in Iloilo provide an opportunity to bridge the connection between art, artists and community.

Here we have listed frequently used venues for art exhibitions and performances. We have included the numbers and other contact details for each venue should you need to know more about their schedule and activities.

Museo Iloilo
Showcases anthropological collection from Iloilo and a venue for changing exhibition of visual arts.
Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City
(beside Iloilo Provincial Capitol)
(033) 337-2986
Mon – Sat:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPV Art Gallery
Permanent exhibition of paintings, sculpture, pottery by local and national artists. Venue for regular changing visual arts exhibition, art lecture and workshops.
University of the Philippines Visayas
General Luna St., Iloilo City
(033) 337-9159
Mon – Fri:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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UPV Cinematheque (Cinema Exmundo)
Film museum and venue for film screening.
University of the Philippines Visayas
General Luna St., Iloilo City
(033) 5091501
Mon – Fri:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cinematheque Iloilo (Film Development Council of the Philippines)
Alternative venue for film screening and other film related activities, with art space for changing local art exhibition.
B&C Square Bldg.
Cor Iznart and Solis St. Iloilo City
Screening Schedule:
3:30 and 5:30
1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 pm
(033) 335-0543
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A social enterprise that regularly hosts open mic events for local bands and poets.
Benigno Aquino Avenue Beside Citi Sports, West Diversion Road, Iloilo City
(Across Smallville Iloilo)
Mon – Sat:
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
(033) 501-4520

University of San Agustin Auditorium
Venue for theatrical plays, musical and concerts.
University of San Agustin
General Luna St. Iloilo City
(033) 337 4403

UP Visayas Auditorium
Venue for theatrical plays, musical and concerts.
University of the Philippines Visayas
General Luna St., Iloilo City

WVSU Cultural Center
Venue for theatrical plays, musical, concerts and cultural shows.
West Visayas State University
Luna St. Lapaz, Iloilo City
(033) 320 0870
Mon – Sat
7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sulu Garden
Garden Center with art gallery and artist residency program.
Sapa Creek Bridge
Along Iloilo-Antique Highway
200 meters before UP Miagao
(coming from Iloilo City)
0909- 351 – 0910
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Artist Village
Lambuyao, Oton Iloilo
Boy Masculino
(063) 09196940320

Balay Kaliwat
Garden/Artist Village
Lawigan, San Joaquin Iloilo
Momo Dalisay
(063) 09217918557

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