Vallarta Living | Art Talk
|Learn Vallarta's First Malecón Sculpture Walk a Resounding Success!|
Sandra Cesca - PVNN
July 05, 2010
Local residents helped add a new interest to the Malecón sculpture walk held this past Tuesday. Did you know the Subtle Stone-Eater sculpture with its black obsidian belly was originally all in pink? This story was shared by one of several locals who, along with many visitors, showed up for this first walk of the summer.
|Learn Vallarta's free Malecón Sculpture Walks will continue through the summer from 6:30-8:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. For more information, call (322) 223-1566 or visit LearnVallarta.com.|
Although the humidity was high and rain threatened, the refreshing breeze off the ocean along with the beginning nightlife set the mood for fun and adventure.
The Learn Vallarta guide presented background on each work including dedication dates, artists' inspirations and anecdotal stories. Beginning with The Millennium sculpture at the north end of the Malecon, the walk proceeded south ending at the sculpture of Saint Pascual Bailon on the Plaza of Chefs.
Three other sculptural venues were delightfully observed along the way. Participants were fascinated by the beach artist who creates "works in progress" with carefully balanced beach rocks. Then there were the immobilized real life "sandman" and the ever-amazing larger-than-life sand sculptures.
In addition to visiting all thirteen Malecon sculptures, several other outdoor works were described and their locations explained for anyone wishing to continue this artistic adventure on their own. Some, such as the Shark in Spiral, were not as well-known as the huge Vallarta's Whale at the entrance of the Marina.
These free walks will continue through the summer from 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday evenings as a way for Learn Vallarta to introduce themselves to the greater community. Learn Vallarta delivers personal and helpful assistance to anyone interested in learning more about this charming tropical environment and its friendly people as a place to visit or live.
Located at Bolivia #978 in downtown Puerto Vallarta, Learn Vallarta's office hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. For more information, call (322) 223-1566, send an email to info(at)learnvallarta.com, or visit their website at LearnVallarta.com.
Learn Vallarta is a new service in town dedicated to education and cultural integration. Owned and operated by two Americans and their staff who live in Vallarta fulltime, they deliver personal and helpful assistance in learning more about this charming tropical environment and its friendly people... especially recommended if you are thinking of moving here. For more information, call them toll-free at 1-888-856-3120 or visit their website at LearnVallarta.com.
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