Davao is often described as a melting pot of cultures. And there is no better proof of that than the colorful thanksgiving celebration called “Kadayawan Festival.” This year, SM celebrates the Kadayawan with events that highlight the best of Davao’s diverse arts and culture scene. Check out the SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events.
SM Supermalls Kadayawan Opening Weekend Events
First, SM Lanang Premier opened the festivities with an Ikebana Exhibit from August 11 to 13, 2017. Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 showcased floral arrangements that conveys “vision, friendship, cooperation, and respect” for the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Meanwhile, coinciding with the Kadayawan 2017 Opening Ceremonies, SM City Davao hosted a Mural Painting Challenge on August 14, 2017. The themes Sadya Dabaw, Tabunok Dabaw, Kaon Dabaw, Matahom Dabaw and Laag Dabaw were interpreted by young street artists. These works of art were painted on 8 x 8 ft upcycled canvas at the Annex Event Center. The best murals will be on exhibit at The Annex South Roadway from August 16 to 20.
Finally and most awaited of all, the Kadayawan Festival Sale has started.
It will run from August 14 to 21, 2017 at both SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier. Fashion finds and other items are on sale for up to 70% off.
Kadayawan Fashion Events
For the first time ever, the Davao Fashion Design Council (DFDC) organized a fashion competition that focuses on the unique artistry of Mindanao-made accessories.
Habi Kadayawan will bring accessories from Mindanao to the world. The competitors will depict the heritage of the 11 Davao tribes. The finalists will take centerstage on August 17, Thursday, 4 pm at SM Lanang Premier.
On August 20, SM Lanang Premier will again play host to another design competition. Davao’s longest running fashion competition, Moda Mindanao will be on August 20 at 5 pm. Now on its 12th Season, Moda Mindanao will run on the theme “DEMI-COUTURE: Fashion on the Age of Technology.”
SM City Davao is the venue of one of Kadayawan 2017’s Official Events: Sayaw Kadayawan.
The competition will see more than 20 Mindanaoan Dance Groups in action. They will compete to present Mindanaoan folklore, myths, and legends in the form of narrative dances.
From August 18 to 21, artists of the Artlink Davao Artists Guild will bring to life the key structure of SM Lanang Premier’s Northwing. SM Lanang Premier’s columns will have playful and creative pop murals in what is dubbed as the “Art Commune.”
In addition, SM Lanang Premier will host a traveling art fair featuring art pieces by university students from August 23 to 27. Fresh skills and young Davaoeño talents will take centerstage in the Davao leg of Art for Everyone. The participating universities are: University of Mindanao, Ateneo de Davao University, Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology, University of Immaculate Concepcion, Ford Academy of the Arts, and Fashion Institute of Design and Arts Davao.
Come celebrate Davao’s arts and culture at SM City Davao and at SM Lanang Premier. Join the various art events that celebrate the colorful tribes of Sama, Maguindanaon, Iranun, Ata, Klata-Guiangan, Tausug, Kalagan, Ovu-Manuvo, Tagabawa, Matigsalug, and Maranao.
For inquiries about Kadayawan events at SM City Davao, contact them at +6382-2976998 and like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/smcitydavao. Follow their social media accounts @SMCityDavao on Twitter and @SMDavao on Instagram for more updates.
For inquiries about SM Lanang Premier and Kadayawan events at the mall, call +6382-2850943 loc. 135-138. For updates and more information like SM Lanang Premier on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smlanangpremier, and follow @SMLanangPremier on Twitter and @SMLanangPremier on Instagram.