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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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Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Summer 2020 News
Claire Guarniere

Summer 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.

Grupo Ecologista de Nayarit Sea Turtle Drawing Contest
Norma Hernández

Grupos Ecologistas de Nayarit have announced the 8th 'Save the Sea Turtles Drawing Contest,' which seeks to raise awareness about this endangered species and the need for its preservation. The contest is open to 1st-6th graders and the deadline for entries is May 31st.

Ada Colorina: Painting the Simple Life of Mexico
Sandra Cesca

Ada Colorina has been a friend since I first met her at an outdoor art show on the Rio Cuale and was drawn to her colorful paintings. A native of Puerto Vallarta, she has gained artistic acclaim for capturing the essence of pueblo life that still simmers in the city today.

Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Spring-Summer News
Claire Guarniere

Spring and Summer news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. Read all about the newly renovated spaces in both the gallery and the restaurant; gift certificates and lay away plans; and plans for the future.

Velas Mexico Resorts Share At Home Activities Online

Velas Resorts in Mexico is sharing a program of activities for all ages to do at home to stay productive and have fun via their online magazine and social media channels. Content ranges from recipes and DIY projects to arts & crafts and activities for kids.

Virtual Tours of the Most Popular Museums in Mexico

Bored and tired of being stuck at home? Thanks to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, you can take online virtual tours of some of Mexico's most popular museums and cultural institutions from the comfort of your couch.

Urban Art Makes Driving in Puerto Vallarta Pleasurable
Lorena Sonrisas

Puerto Vallarta has another notable piece of public art, but you won't see it unless you're driving. The interior wall of the 'small' tunnel that leads from the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood to the Libramiento now features a mural by Mexican artist Lucía Prudencio Núñez.

Corazón de Niña Benefit Fundraiser, Sunday, March 1st
Banderas News Team

Artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 1st at Le Bistro Café on the shores of the Rio Cuale at the Insurgentes bridge to support Puerto Vallarta's Corazón de Niña children's home in an 'Artists for Orphans' fundraiser.

The Destruction & Re-Creation of a Puerto Vallarta Icon
María Francesca

A few weeks ago, the colorful 'Puerto Vallarta' sign that welcomes visitors to our city was vandalized to the point of all-out destruction. Natasha Moraga, the mosaic artist who created it, and many other public art installations, has been commissioned to recreate the sign.

Los Mangos Library 20° Annual Art Auction February 20
Lorena Sonrisas

It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place from 6-9 pm on February 20, 2020, this will be the 20th annual art auction & sale - and the library's biggest fundraising event of the year.

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