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Puerto Vallarta Art Talk

Galleria Dante, the largest & most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, features works by more than 50 artists. Click Here for more info.
Puerto Vallarta is home to a vibrant art scene, perhaps the most lively in all of Mexico. Often referred to as "Mexico's Art Mecca," Vallarta boasts more art galleries than any other coastal destination in Mexico.

Each gallery specializes in a different genre, showcasing everything from paintings and sculpture to indigenous art, collectible folk art and fine pottery created by both internationally famous and up-and-coming Mexican artists.

During the tourist season, which runs from mid-October through May, frequent Art Walks are scheduled in Old Town and Marina Vallarta that feature some of Vallarta's many fine galleries and their leading artists.

Not to mention Puerto Vallarta's picturesque boardwalk, the Malecón, which has become a promenade of monumental sculptures by world-renowned artists such as Ramiz Barquet, Alejandro Colunga, and Sergio Bustamonte.

This overall focus has contributed both to Puerto Vallarta's reputation as a world class art center, as well as being considered a "work of art" in it's own right.

Click HERE to learn more about some of the many art galleries in Puerto Vallarta.


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Gerald Gallant and Emilio Rama Open at Galleria Dante
Gena Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Gerald Gallant and Emilio Rama open at Galleria Dante on December 15, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

'TED Talk Tuesdays' Continue to Inspire at The Boutique
Catherine Beeghly

The Boutique Theater continues its popular educational discussions, 'TED Talk Tuesdays' every other week from 9-11 am throughout the season. Next up is Mexican street artist Misael Ivan Lopez who will present 'Cultural Fusion: A Muralist's Artistic Journey,' on Tuesday, December 5.

Oscar & Ale Zamarripa Open at Galleria Dante Dec. 1
Claire Guarniere

On Friday, December 1st from 6-10 pm, during this week's South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open a father/daughter art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artists Oscar Zamarripa & Alejandra Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.

La Cuiza to Host River of Arte 2017, December 10
Bill Makley

Art lovers, save the date! You don't want to miss Puerto Vallarta's favorite annual art event - River of Arte 2017 - to be held Sunday, December 10 at La Cuiza on La Isla Cuale. More than 60 artists will be exhibiting their latest work to raise money for local non-profit organizations.

Season's First South Side Shuffle at Galleria Dante
Banderas News Team

An exhibition by Canadian artist Marc Galipeau opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, November 24, as part of the first Southside Shuffle of the 2017-2018 season. Stop by PV's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

'DeLIMITations' Opens at Vallarta's OPC on October 7
Pilar Perez

'DeLIMITations: Mapping the border of 1821 between Mexico and the United States,' a site-specific installation by artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor, will open on October 7 at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales. The expo continues through January 13, 2018.

2017-2018 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 25
Lorena Sonrisas

Thirteen art galleries in downtown Puerto Vallarta are busy getting ready for the 2017-2018 season's first Centro Historico ArtWalk and cocktail reception, which will be held on October 25th. This year's art walk will run every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm through May 30, 2018.

Curator's Tour of Vallarta 'Dichotomies of Landscape'
Oficina de Proyectos Culturales

The Puerto Vallarta Oficina de Proyectos Culturales invites everyone to join them on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm for the last walk-through of the 'You Are Here: Dichotomies of Landscape' exhibition with curator Oscar Moran Guillen. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Contest to Design Mexico City's Official Emoji Underway
Fast Company

In Mexico City, the local government is seeking to expand its iconography with an official emoji sticker pack that will represent the city. On Friday, CDMX's Laboratorio para la Ciudad announced an open design competition that asks participants to capture the city in 20 digital symbols.

'México' Exhibition at Dallas Museum of Art a Hit
BanderasNews.com

Buzz is a big deal in the world of art museums, and there's plenty of it for the 'México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde,' exhibit that opened on March 12 and continues through July 16 at the Dallas Museum of Art.


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