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.
Resurrection Resurrection Furniture and Found Objects Gallery is the forerunner and organizer of the 10A Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair and is also a business that collects old furniture and other materials and creates and refurbishes them into something new and unique home decor or storage. Wouldn't it be so nice to own a piece of furniture which has a story to tell behind it? If you're up for something like that for your home then this should be your destination the next time you're thinking of revamping your house and not anything from the department store. While we were walking around the place I saw alot of "raw materials" (capiz windows, woods, stair railings etc) still lying around the place waiting to be transformed into something useful.
I went to each and every booth that participated in the fair and found really cool and unique items. I have seen some familiar online sellers too like Hey Kessy ( I love her brass rings! Statement rings are my kryptonites!) Every participant in the fair has something cool to offer, from jewelries, clothes, bags, journals, paintings, sketches, framed signs, buttons, pins, plants, pots, chalkboard, furniture, vintage items, coffee, food and other knick-knacks.
We went there at exactly the time that the fair was scheduled to open, and most booths were just setting up and some tables were still empty. That's probably why I was not able to see the artist/seller whose items are the reason why I wanted to visit the fair (or they weren't participating this time, I really don't know).
Although I went home empty-handed, I definitely enjoyed my visit to 10A Alabama Handmade Arts and Crafts Fair. I'll probably bring my sister here next time I'm sure she'll love this place just like I did. And since that would be around before the holidays I'm sure I'll be able to bring home something.
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