Vallarta Living | The Art of Vallarta
| Puerto Vallarta Art Talk|
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.
|Galleria Dante, the largest & most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, features works by more than 50 artists. Click Here for more info.|
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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El Parque de los Azulejos Benefit at Mantamar Beach Club
The community is coming together at Mantamar Beach Club on March 21 to help local artist Natasha Moraga finish creating another internationally recognized icon in Puerto Vallarta: 'El Parque de los Azulejos.' With live music, auctions and more, this will be THE event of the season!
Guadalajara Artist Luis Valui Exhibit at Galleria Dante
On Friday, March 9 from 6-10 pm, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibition by Guadalajara artist Luis Castellanos Valui at Galleria Dante, Basilio Badillo #269, in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Be sure to stop by and meet the artist while you're out doing this week's South Side Shuffle.
2018 Music & Art Festival in Chacala, Riviera Nayarit
It's March and you know what that means... it's time for the annual Chacala Music & Art Festival! In addition to a wide range of musical performances, this year's festival, set for March 15-18, includes art exhibitions, a children's tent with workshops & theater and a food pavilion.
'Artists for Orphans' Benefit for Corazón de Niña
More than 35 artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support Puerto Vallarta's Corazón de Niña children's home in an 'Artists for Orphans Garden Party' fundraiser on Sunday, March 11, from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Hacienda de Carlota Restaurant.
Three Artist Exhibit Opens Friday at Galleria Dante
Exhibitions by Bill Megrail, Tom Dickson and Donna Dickson open at Galleria Dante on Friday, February 23rd, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
This Week's South Side Shuffle Expo at Galleria Dante
On Friday, February 16 from 6-10 pm, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibition by Spanish artist Manuel Adria at Galleria Dante, Basilio Badillo #269, in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Be sure to stop by and meet the artist while you're out doing this week's South Side Shuffle.
Jean Jacques Hudon Art Exhibit Opens at Galleria Dante
An exhibition by Canadian artist Jean Jacques Hudon opens at Galleria Dante on February 9, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
Comex Mural Aims to Break Guinness World Record
Mexico News Daily
A community art project near Guadalajara will aim to beautify the urban environment and break a Guinness World Record at the same time. Comex is sponsoring an effort to create the world's largest mural in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, as part of the company's México Bien Hecho program.
'The End of the Great Tale' Opens at Vallarta's OPC
An opening reception for 'The End of the Great Tale,' a contemporary art exhibition which investigates how Cuba is defined in 2018, will be held January 27 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in El Centro. The expo, which includes a documentary film, continues through May 4.
Vallarta Street Artist Misael Lopez Opens New Gallery
You know Misael Lopez. His portraits of Princess Leah and Albert Einstein define Puerto Vallarta street art, and now Gold Leaf Smoke Shop is proud to sponsor the grand opening of Lopez's new space, The Hive Studio and Galería, on Friday, January 26th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Opening Reception of New Works by Angeline Kyba
Banderas News Team
Don't miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba's newest art works on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy art, tapas, wine and a fiesta at Casa Brava, the artist's home studio, in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Los Mangos Library 18th Annual Art Auction, January 25
Get ready folks! It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place on January 25 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this will be the library's 18th annual art auction/fundraiser - and it promises to be the largest and most entertaining to date!
Sculptor Jim Demetro Opens Gallery in Old Town Vallarta
James R. Callan
Several months ago, sculptor Jim Demetro and his wife Eva discovered a long vacant building on Lazaro Cardenas right across from the Park in Old Town Vallarta. It looked terrible, but they could see the potential. Today, it is a lovely, bright, attractive gallery, The Demetro Gallery.
Galleria Dante Presents Miguel Angel Martin del Campo
An exhibition by artist Miguel Angel Martin del Campo opens at Galleria Dante on January 12, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
'World's Longest Mural' on US-Mexico Border Wall
As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers. Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals.
Ajijic Artist Efren Gonzalez Opens at Galleria Dante
An exhibition by Ajijic artist Efren Gonzalez opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, December 29, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery from 6-10 pm to meet the artist, view his works, and enjoy complimentary cocktails.
Gerald Gallant and Emilio Rama Open at Galleria Dante
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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.