Score cool and affordable art prints while supporting your favorite local artists

Have you ever dreamed of being able to compose pieces by famous local artists like Elmer Borlongan, Romeo Lee, Roxlee and Robert Alejandro? Is the high price setting you back? Do not worry.

Throughout June, you can purchase relatively affordable digital fine art prints created by the same names, as well as a range of your favorite local illustrators and up-and-coming designers, through the Shelter Fund online marketplace.

The website, which originally started as an initiative to help photographers earn extra money despite the lockdown, has included illustrators and artists in the second leg of their run, which started yesterday.

More than 40 artists, including design duo Electrolychee, comic book creator Apol Sta. Maria, and even street artists BLIC and Ang Gerilya will be offering 6-16 inch prints for sale from PHP1,000 ($20) and up to PHP9,500 ($188). Prices for other draws are also available on request.

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Proceeds from the sale will help support local artists and illustrators, and a portion of it will go to a communal fund for the Quezon City-based Artist Support Group.

“Through your purchase you are helping us to stay safe in our homes, able to carry on and contribute; and most importantly, we have all pledged to donate a portion of our individual sales to a common fund, ensuring that everyone benefits from your generosity,” they said in a statement today.

“The ideals remain the same: protect, provide, unite,” added Shelter Fund.

You can check out the rest of the fine art prints for sale here.

Elaine F. Brim