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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Summer News from Vallarta's Parque de los Azulejos
Local artist Natasha Moraga and Mosayko Vallarta volunteers are still diligently working on reshaping and transforming Lazaro Cardenas Park into another internationally recognized icon in Puerto Vallarta: 'El Parque de los Azulejos.' Here's the latest news from Tile Park PV.
Galleria Dante's Summer News, Specials and Art Sale
Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, has launched its Summer Art Sale, with prices reduced 25-50% through October 15th. If you've been eyeing one of the gorgeous works of art in their gallery or website, now is the time to make it yours!
Puerto Vallarta Hosts Sea Turtle Art Contest for Kids
May 23 is World Turtle Day, an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and their disappearing habitats around the world. Here in Puerto Vallarta, the city is hosting a 'Create Your Sea Turtle,' and all local school children ages 9-16 are invited to participate.
'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination' at OPC
Every year in May, the Office of Cultural Projects organizes an exhibition dedicated to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the city's and the gallery's anniversary. This year's exhibit, 'You Are Here: Cartographies of a Destination,' opens May 26, 2018 and continues through August 25.
Famous Mexican Artists Cocktail, Show and Sale, May 4
The works of a number of famous Mexican artists from the private collection of a Mexico City art connoisseur will be available at below market values at a cocktail show and sale set to be held in Puerto Vallarta on Friday, May 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Sale of Frida Kahlo Barbie Dolls Banned in Mexico
A new Barbie doll based on Frida Kahlo has triggered a ruckus, with its sale banned in Mexico amid a fight over who owns the legal right to use her image. Distant family members of the famous artist have alleged that toymaker Mattel does not have the right to manufacture the dolls.
Francine Peters Art Show & Charity Auction at Act II
On April 24, Act II Entertainment will host a one-night-only art show featuring local artist Francine Peters. Throughout the evening, Franny will be painting an original piece, which will be auctioned off at the end of the night. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Vallarta charity.
Weekends are Filled with Art and Music at La Isla
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust
The Art Village by La Isla is a great opportunity to meet some of the Banderas Bay region's most recognized artists, talk with them about their works, and perhaps even acquire some of their art to take home with you as a permanent reminder of your time here in Puerto Vallarta.
Three Artist Exhibit Opens at Galleria Dante This Friday
Artists Yvan Genest, Alvaro Zardoni & Jean Gabriel Lambert open at Galleria Dante on March 23, as part of the last Southside Shuffle of the 2017-2018 season. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
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.