The Drawing Room
Founded by Cesar Villalon Jr. in 1998, the Drawing Room started as a gallery accommodating artworks solely made on paper (hence the name). The original collection included sketches by legendary Filipino artist BenCab and famous expressionist Elmer Borlongan. It has since expanded to other artistic mediums, reflecting the reality and dynamism of life in the Philippines. The gallery’s new home in Karrivin Plaza is bigger than its previous space, allowing each work to bask in natural light. Exhibitions are held monthly, featuring the work of notable local artists such as Diokno and Neil Pasilan. The Drawing Room is a regular participant in art fairs held in the Philippines and abroad, notably in Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris.