Leah Salamat,Rico Soberano, Aimie Marie Natividad and Johann Natividad


I was writing an article ,the  75 Things to do When Visiting Bacolod City  for my other blog, www.toponmylist.com when a group of guests from Manila visited our shop, the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery. Since I was inside, I was informed immediately by my staff. Well, I do personally attend to our guests whenever I can.

They have no tour guide accompanying them, so I asked them how did they learn about our place. And my heart leaps when I learned that  it’s through my blog, the www.thehappytrip.com. To be specific, they used the article entitled “12 Things To Do When Visiting Bacolod City”. I always felt honored whenever I receive a message from my readers asking me questions about my trips and the more I felt satisfied whenever I have guests who learned about us (Jojo Vito Designs Gallery)  through the net. It gives me an affirmation not only as an artist, but as a blogger as well.

The four of them decided to do one of the interactive activities  we offered in our gallery, the “Mask Painting”. While they were choosing  on the carcasses of the  masks which they wanted to paint, we had a short conversation about their trip in Bacolod. Luckily they gave me good words about their trip in Bacolod, they were very courteous and fun people to begin with.

As they were about to start painting, I told them a short background about Masskara Festival so that they will have an idea on how the Bacolod Mask should look like. Upon learning the background of the festival they started to pick the colors they will be using  as their base for the masks. They were fast learners and happy people so I also had a great time assisting them to begin their painting session.

After a while , I left them as they might want to have a time amongst themselves while doing the activity. But I made sure that there were staff attending to them and I also come back every now and then. Finally, they completed their masterpieces.

The Happy Trippers with their master pieces

For travelers visiting Bacolod City, simply instruct the taxi to  drop you off at  the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery at #119  Kapitana Dicang-Alunan Avenue, Bacolod City. The landmark is Chicken House and Metrodome Center near  Planta Hotel.

What will you see and do at Jojo Vito Designs Gallery:

  1. Large collection of masks of various sizes ranging from the small ref magnets, key holders, table tops, wall masks, framed masks and even giant masks.
  2. Bacolod Shirts and other Bacolod and Negros inspired souvenirs
  3. Furniture and Furnishing
  4. A Showcase of how the masks are being made and seeing the artists painting the masks
  5. Interactive activity like “paint your own mask”
  6. Art classes are also being held occasionally

We are open from Monday-Saturday from 8:30 AM- 5 PM.  However, we can also open the gallery to accommodate guests from other places . We can also extend our Gallery time for as long as there is an advanced notice. We encouraged you to inform us if you are coming as a large group.

Contact Details:

Website:www. Jojovito.com

Email: jovito_intraspec@yahoo.com

Mobile: 0922-8516729; 0943-5473609

Landline: (034) 704-2376


Some local tourists visiting the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

You will also see some artisans in action when visiting the gallery

some original and signature   luminaries by Jojo Vito Designs Gallery

variety of mother and child sculpture

statement wall decor

furniture and furnishing by Jojo Vito Design Gallery




  1. Cool! When the time comes that I go there, I’ll visit your gallery and would love to meet you in person.

  2. Wow naman. You have an avid fan. Your effort pays off. Can I go in your place too if ever I go to Bacolod? 🙂

  3. Yay! This is a must-visit place in Bacolod. You’ve got interesting stuff to do and pieces! Will defo bookmark this for future reference. Thanks! 🙂

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