Leah Salamat,Rico Soberano, Aimie Marie Natividad and Johann Natividad
HAPPY TRIPPERS FROM MANILA AT JOJO VITO DESIGNS GALLERY
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:
- 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.
- Bacolod Shirts and other Bacolod and Negros inspired souvenirs
- Furniture and Furnishing
- A Showcase of how the masks are being made and seeing the artists painting the masks
- Interactive activity like “paint your own mask”
- 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.
Mobile: 0922-8516729; 0943-5473609
Landline: (034) 704-2376
SOME PHOTOS AT JOJO VITO DESIGNS GALLERY
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