About the Festival
In 2021, we launched the Creative Residency to provide a venue for creatives to immerse themselves in the different communities, experience cultural heritage, and learn from diverse practices in the Fourth District of Pangasinan. Two waves later, as a follow through to the success of the Residency, we are now amped to present the GALILA Arts Festival – a multiple day, mixed arts festival mounted at the historic Tondaligan Blue Beach of Dagupan City where culture and commerce intersect to highlight the creative economy.
Anchored in the strength of visual arts, the festival is viewed as a celebration of the thriving creative community of Pangasinan District 4 and at the same time a venue for local creatives to learn, skillshare, and collaborate with creatives from other regions in the Philippines. This will be a two-week festival with exciting activities such as live painting competitions, public art activations, performances, film screenings, workshops and creative exchanges (& more na more!). Want to be part of the magic? TARA NA! GALILA!