Recommendation by Lemi
Traces of Old Manila mingle with the present-day art scene as aging Art Deco buildings sprinkle along Escolta Street. Explore history and look forward into the future. 98B COLLABoratory is breathing life back into historic Escolta with each collaborative exhibit, weekend market, and program they host! Escolta was the central business district and commercial center of Old Manila from the 1800s to 1990s. 98B COLLABoratory was built within the First United Building, one of the few surviving Art Deco structures in Manila. A long history of Philippine art threads together the history of 98B COLLABoratory as son of renowned Filipino painter, Juan Luna, designed the building. Today, these threads are still weaving and adding to the neighborhood’s story.