Art Havens in the City

art havens in the city

At the end of a long work week, everybody needs the opportunity to unwind by getting into their favorite hobbies and passions. For many, this means indulging in the arts, expressing themselves through their creative talents. Pursuit of Passion is here to provide you with a guide to finding the right supplies, equipment and materials to build the foundation for your artistic aspirations.


ADDRESS: 325 F dela Rosa, Loyola Heights 3, Quezon City, 1108 Metro Manila

With an eye for curating and showcasing local crafts brands and products, Common Room has been a hit with the creative crowd since opening the doors of its original Katipunan branch. Now, they’ve expanded with a new site in Rockwell, so Makati-based fans won’t have to make their way to Quezon City to be inspired to satisfy their crafting itch.




What’s in a name? In the case of Scribe, it’s the absolute essence! In this store, you’ll be able to find every writing tool and reading accessory you can imagine, from calligraphy brushes to fine fountain pens and pencils. They are also the leading purveyor of high-end writing instruments from all over the world. Definitely worth a visit to plan out your next big writing project!



ADDRESS: Lower G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center Makati

While they’re better known for selling books, Fully Booked has gradually been building up its art offerings in recent years, and now offers an impressive selection of equipment, materials, and reference books available in a mass market store. Check out their branch in the basement of Greenbelt 5, which has a dedicated art section specifically designed to stock up on the good stuff!




Combining a dedication to quality with stocks to match, Art Whale is an online store prepared to help you realize creative ambitions with hard-to-find art supplies, painting materials, sculpting tools – you name it, they’ve got it. They even sponsor seminars and workshops for those looking to get into or improve their craft.



ADDRESS: Artforum 2nd floor DRE Building 958 P. Ocampo Malate Manila

Whether you’re a beginner or a master, a professional or a hobbyist, you’ll find something to love at SketchBox, as declared in their mission to provide the Filipino creative with everything they need to make their artistic visions a reality. In addition to fine art supplies and materials, SketchBox caters to the needs of architecture and engineering practitioners. They even offer art services if you feel the need to commission a sketch or portrait.