I have seen and heard about 10A Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair from a college friend of mine and I immediately search the internet about it. I always see these types of fairs only in the U.S. and it's nice that these types of events are now happening in my country and that Filipinos have an avenue to showcase their talents and make some income out of it. Although not many people make a living out of their passions and I bet you know the cliche saying that artists are usually broke; but now that is not usually the case. And we owe this to more people appreciating, supporting and patronizing the handmade creations of our local artists.
10A Alabama is a quarterly gathering of artists-sellers in an old house converted into an art and furniture gallery in Quezon City. The gallery got its name from its address which is No. 10-A Alabama St., New Manila, Quezon City. It is the homebase of Resurrection Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery. From the outside it looks like a small compound but you'll be surprised to know that the place is actually huge; the garage is spacious (where most of the artists display their goods) and the main house is probably a 1940-50s bungalow house with a big big backyard.