Art in Island

Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Art in Island
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37 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 26
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
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  • 38 Reviews
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  • 37 Reviewers
Category:
Museum
Business Hours
Open: 9:30a - 9:30p
Phone
+6324211356

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Monday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Thursday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Friday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p
  • Saturday
    • 9:30a - 9:30p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Poch I.
5.0 Stars
3

Visited Art Island on whim last Friday. Buti nalang at may isang kaibigang mapagpatol! 128514 It was such an good exercise walking are this 2-storey gallery. It took us about 3.5 hours to to explore and strike a pose in almost all of the art works. 'Almost' because the other sections required a 3rd person to take the photo. Assistance is somewhat lacking given that this is a ginormous gallery so I recommend that you come in 3s (in the minimum) and I wouldn't recommend this to solo vistors, unless you're willing to lug around and set-up a tripod for every shot.

Overall, I loved the place! I feel it's totally worth the 500php adult ticket you pay for. Tho I wish they change murals yearly. Not all, maybe a special section where they could so that there will always be something new to look forward to every visit? 128522

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Annechile S.
4.0 Stars
2

Visited this place a while back with Ig Plummer S. We had fun like little kids in the park. 128515128077🏻

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I love trick eye museums and I go gaga whenever I visit one. It also somehow tests my spacial skills as some arts need certain angles to create the 3D illusion. And when I found out that Manila finally have one, I giddily messaged my sister and scheduled a trip!

Hello, Art in Island!

It wasn't a walk in the park to get to this place based from my experience. Since it is in Cubao, an area we are not familiar with, my sister and I opted to take Uber. But the Uber driver got lost and had to take a loooong turn for us to reach our destination. That was when my stingy Mr. Krabs set in and I told the driver that we'll just walk to the place (which is about 500 meters away).

And as soon as we got down from the cab, it started to rain... really hard! To make the story short, my sister and I were stuck in a sari-sari store for almost 2 hours with very weak 3G to help us get another Uber or Grab. 128534 We eventually got one after countless attempts and several quek-quek.

Okay, going back to Art in Island.

The ticket price is a bit steep at PHP500 but given the size of the place, I felt that I got my money's worth.

Since my sister and I got there a bit past 3 p.m. and we wanted to be home before sun set, we agreed that we should be done by 4:30 p.m. the latest.

We were first greeted with a trick art of paint sponsored by a paint company.

We had to remove our shoes before entering the museum proper. (Note: Make sure to bring socks. Though being barefoot is allowed, it's not advisable.)

It was picture taking/feeling models (or weirdos) as soon as we reached the first trick art.

It was nice that there were camera markers on the floor and photo guides for some artworks. However, there were a handful artworks that would make you think where you should position yourself or which angle to take. There were also a few tricks where you need at least three persons to take a shot. (My sister and I had to skip the giant and midget trick art.)

We got tired after posing with 20 or 30 trick arts though and became more selective when we hit the biggest area of the museum. But we made sure to line up for the giant chair illusion. It was just too cool to pass.

Given that the place is family friendly, there were a lot of kids during our visit. Some were pleasant and adorable but most were born photobombers. It could be very annoying especially if the parents do nothing about it or even find it charming with matching "awww" remark. The heck?!?

This review is based on my trip last August. I do hope that the place is still clean and well maintained.

#50ksummergiveaway #gluttonshopper

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Salie D.
5.0 Stars

I'm so grateful that I agreed going here with my sister and my two nieces last December.
I really had a great time with them and enjoyed it as much as the two kids. We just hoped we've brought all of our family members that day. Just looking at our pictures, makes me miss the a lot! 128554

Anyway, the entrance fee is I think 500 pesos per head, but less for students and Senior Citizens of course. I thought the fee was expensive but after seeing what's inside, I instantly understand how much they cost to maintain it.

I couldn't pick just one picture to post in this review. I swear I wanted to at least show 10 because we had hundreds of great shots! Buti na lang my nieces knew well how to pose in different wall paintings. 128525

We were actually there early around 9am. But we learned that it was the time that hundreds of students arrived as well. So ang daming kasabay at mas matagal ang bawat picture takings. We noticed that after lunch maluwag na at halos wala nang tao.

I have never been to this kind of place before. Even my nieces from Europe enjoyed this Artistic Museum a lot! Their pictures, paintings on the walls and floors bring magic to every captured photos! This place will definitely awaken everyone's imagination. 9786

It's perfect for Barkada, Family members and big groups of friends. 128077🏻

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Harvard U.
4.0 Stars

How can you not love a place like this? It brings out your creativity, even your acting skills as you pose on almost a hundred 3D painted walls. It is considered the largest trick eye museum in Asia.

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Krishna M.
5.0 Stars

This place is majestic, brilliant, ravishing, genius (insert more adjectives) gah! I was clearly amazed by the Korean painters who put this into whole process, how talented they are, how just by brushing colors would turn out into something magic. Clearly it is 3D. When you're on the actual place it is just really on the wall but when you take a snap of it, it doesn't look like it's on the wall. Just purely amazing.

It's a 2-story gallery full of amazing paintings that you would surely fun to pose with. Some paintings also have some suggestion as to how you will pose to make it look more realistic on the picture. With how big the gallery was, I failed to take a picture in each paintings since it reached to the point I got tired of posing, lol.. cause yeah it's really that A LOT. But it was fun, be sure when you visit there be with someone who's pro and hilarious on doing poses, that will make extra fun while strolling around 128521.

Entrance fee costs you 500php but it was all worth it, I suggest to bring socks with you since you need to be barefoot in the gallery. No problem in getting hungry cos there is a Cafe and Restaurant inside. 128077128077

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Aiza A.
5.0 Stars

One word: COOL!
Went here with my officemates for our annual MWR and poof! The kids at heart went gaga over the 3D art pieces that one can find there. I was hesitant at first because I thought it would just be another boring museum tour for kids. Like I was actually thinking that we might look crazy posing for photos while some prep students are looking at us (kinda imaginative! Lol) but when I saw the actual museum, my hesitations disappeared. Art in Island is where you can unleash your creativity in capturing witty snapshots while having a great time. Umupo, tumayo, humiga, gumulong ka dun --keber! This is a place for both children and adults who want to have fun in a museum. I swear, it is best to go there in groups. The oldies in our department certainly had a field day too! 128516 Kids will love the colorful facade of the pieces, as well as the funny designs. Just make sure that your gadgets are fully charged!

Tip: Wear socks while you roam around and go there as early as possible. The place can be so crowded. :) #12Days

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Jam P.
5.0 Stars

Last Novemer 14, our overdue plan with my college friends finally pushed through after so many schedule conflicts and cancellations. I was very curious and at the same time excited about Art in Island because it is not your usual museum. Visitors are allowed to touch and take as many pictures as possible (flash and tripods are not allowed). It is a 3D museum wherein you can freely interact with and be part of the art itself. Sounds exciting right?
 
What to bring:

Money-- tickets cost P500 for adults and P400 for students upon presentation of ID*

Socks-- shoes are not allowed inside the museum in order to preserve the 3D paintings.

Camera—extra battery or back up camera will be handy

Friends-- the more, the merrier!

 
Upon entering, we were first greeted by an inrtoduction to 3D art and some familiar art illusions. The museum is divided into several themed areas namely: underwater, jungle, famous paintings with a twist, (note that there’s a hidden room that is very easy to miss behind the chariots and horses before you enter the Central Hall), Central hall-- 360 degree photo opportunities. I was very amazed at the paintings in this room. For me they are near to being realistic! On the second floor visitors can find the religious, Christmas themed artworks and more!

A tiring yet fun filled day!!! More than 3 hours of fun. 1 DSLR, 3 camera phones, 800+ photos.

 I came up with some tips for future visitors to maximize and enjoy their visit:

Go crazy, creative and playful on your poses
Prepare/search for online photos for more pose ideas
There are sample poses on walls to guide you
Find the camera angle guides on the floor to see the 3D magic
Make friends, volunteer/exchange taking photos with other groups
Some artworks are squeezed together so pay respect to other visitors when they are the first to be in that area
Be patient ;)

*They have year-round promos:

Birthday promo-- free admission on the day of your birthday, a day before or a day after. Just present your birth certificate or any valid ID with your birth date
Loyalty promo-- present your old ticket and a photo of you inside the museum to avail 50% off on your next visit
Group promo-- get 20% off the ticket price with a minimum of 20 persons regardless of age

Art in Island is open Tuesdays-Sundays 9:30 AM-9:30 PM. It is located at 175 15th Ave., Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City. There is also an entrance at the back of Cubao Expo near Bellini's.

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Maria Clara Ysabel G.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Gelai G.
5.0 Stars

Love love love this museum!
The air condition is great!
The entire space is clean!
Very organize!
There are a lot of paintings to see!
I dont mind spending Php500 as we last from 10am to 3pm checking each painting and taking turns with our pix too!!
The staff are very friendly too! 128512
A must see in Metro Manila! 128079🏼

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Katrina V.
5.0 Stars

For 500 pesos, you get to enjoy this 3D art museum all in a day! I hesitated going here because the entrance fee is a bit pricey and there's not much to do but just take pictures. Whereas if you spend it let's say on EK or SC, you get to take pictures and enjoy their rides. But good thing I didn't miss out on this!

What sets this museum apart is that it's really interactive! How? Get inside and you'll see why!128521 Upon entering the museum, you will be ask to take off your shoewear. So you either go barefoot or wear socks. This is to protect the floor which is also covered with painting. As soon as I saw the amazing work of art in the walls, I couldn't help but started taking photos in various angles. Of course, the experience wouldn't be complete without you included in the picture. This is what makes it interactive! I'm generally a shy person to strangers, so imagine having to pose in those painting with all the other onlookers waiting for their turn!128514 I also had to exert extra effort to make my pose convincing as if I'm part of the art!hahaha. You must be creative I tell you. But, don't fret if you can't come up with a nice pose because there's a sample photo plastered on the wall that will give you an idea on how and where to pose.128521

Unexpectedly, this is one of those experiences that I wanted to be repeated. I will definitely go back here with more friends and family. This place will totally bring out the kid in you and you will surely have fun!128516

TIP: If you go here, don't throw your ticket away after your tour because you get 50% off the price the second time you visit.128077

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Ana S.
5.0 Stars

Was looking for a place for my team to bond and this was a great option! Could not find much information online so when we got there, was a bit surprised we had to take our shoes off, etc. But it was okay . We had so much fun! The artists are amazing... Bravo to this Korean community of artists for bringing a different face of Koreans to the Philippines (outside of the Korean restos and koreanovelas)!

Fun to bring kids and adults to this place. Their dining area at the end can serve as a nice workshop area or party area (hmmm... That's a thought!).

You should spend at least half a day here to really take time to enjoy the artwork and take your unique photos. :) There are attendants, in yellow shirts, all around, to assist in taking photos or explain how you can best take your photo. So even if you're alone, you can probably get some good shots with staff help. But, this is an experience worth sharing with family and friends. You get 50% off on your birthday and next visit (but you have to show your previous tickets), if I remember correctly. Hmm... Now where did I put those tickets??? Should schedule another visit to this place soon.... :)

Select pictures we took here have served as our official end slides when we have innovation workshops. People always get a kick out of them and they always ask: "where's that???"

Art In Island is a wonderful respite from the craziness of the metro... Right smack at the heart of Cubao! Amazing...!

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Cion T.
5.0 Stars

Feeling bata kami, hehehe.. In this place narealize ko nakakapagod pla maging model at magisip ng creative drama.. pero super nice tlgq dito.

Tips: during weekdays kayo pumunta para konti lng tao at masulit ang binayad.

Entrance fee: 500pesos . :)

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Golly B.
5.0 Stars

I enjoyed the place and I recommend this place to everyone in any age 128149 Such a stress reliever place! The difference between art in island to other art museum is that you'll get to think and be more creative in your poses! hahahaha 128516

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Chinggay S.
5.0 Stars

Very interactive and pleasing to the eye. If you love taking pictures and art, this is the place to be. Felt like a kid at a candy store! :)

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Ig Plummer S.
5.0 Stars

This place was fun.

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Abby M.
4.0 Stars

Great place for stimulating creativity. Bawal ang hindi game!

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Nicole S.
3.0 Stars

Good place to go with friends

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Jhessa G.
5.0 Stars

Its a cool place not only for kids but also for kids at heart. Lots of paintings to take pictures. You won't even know that you've already spent a hour or two once you're inside.
From the moment you step inside you can start taking pictures :) I recommend bringing or wearing socks cause they don't allow shoes and its quite cold. Take lots of pictures and be creative:)

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Tina Ü.
5.0 Stars

Its fun and very worth it 128522

Staffs were nice.

Hassle lang kasi minsan when you take pictures may mga epal na maglalakad. Also you have to be fast kasi kung hindi mauunahan ka. 128514 took me 2 hours and a half.

If you're planning to pay a visit dapat madami kayo para masaya. 128513

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