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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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José Baldi Painting Workshops at Demetro Galería
María Francesca

Painters and would-be artists have a great opportunity in Puerto Vallarta. Internationally famous artist José Baldi will be offering painting workshops at Demetro Galería from February 8-12 and Feb 15-19. Gallery owner Jim Demetro gives us the details.

New Letters will Welcome Visitors to Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta and the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura are working on a project to recreate one of the city's most recognized icons: the large colorful letters that spell out 'Puerto Vallarta' and welcome visitors who enter the city on the highway from the north.

Making Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments in Chignahuapan

The town of Chignahuapan, in the state of Puebla, is known for its traditional artisanry. In particular, the making of blown glass Christmas ornaments at some 200 workshops, which has earned this Magic Town the moniker of the 'Christmas spheres capital of Mexico.'

Circo de Los Niños de San Pancho Needs Your Support
María Francesca

Circo de Los Niños de San Pancho (Children's Circus of San Pancho), a non-profit organization designed to encourage artistic, technical and personal development of local children through circus and dance disciplines, needs your help to continue classes in 2020 and to plan ahead for 2021.

Mexico's 'Vochol' Unique in the History of Popular Art
Car Scoops

The 'Vochol,' a 1990 Volkswagen Beetle that was converted into a work of art in 2010, was the first objet d´art of Huichol art on wheels in the world. It is unprecedented and unique in the history of popular art, which dramatically enhances the cultural & artistic wealth of Mexico.

Christie's Art Auction Features Works by Diego Rivera

Christie's, the world's leading auction house, announces the fall season of Latin American Art with a live auction taking place Nov. 13 and an online auction running from Nov. 6-18. Art works up for bid include masterpieces by Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo.

Aguascalientes Artisan Paola Rangel is Corazón Vallarta
Sandra Cesca

Shortly after I moved here in 2008, I happened on a woman selling whimsical paintings of hearts as I strolled along the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta's boardwalk along the ocean. Her name was Paola and she had moved here in 2003 from Aguascalientes looking for a new opportunity.

Mayor Dávalos Continues to Promote Art and Culture
María Francesca

Over the last five years, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña and his team have put a lot of effort into promoting, protecting and preserving the tangible and intangible elements that make up the city's artistic identity and cultural heritage.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News and Local Information
Banderas News Team

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the world's news and social media channels, it can be difficult to find out what's going on in Puerto Vallarta, the State of Jalisco, and around the Republic, so here's a look at some of the latest local news and happenings.

September News from Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante
Claire Guarniere

September news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, and Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery's sculpture garden. Read all about the gallery and restaurant's newly renovated spaces, new hours and more.

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