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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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'Mexipunx' Photo Exhibition Opens at the OPC Oct. 6
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for 'Mexipunx,' a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres, will be held on October 6 at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The exhibit, which includes videos and drawings of people in the photographs, continues through January 5, 2019.

Exciting New Season at Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante
Gena Guarniere

After a short two week hiatus in September to do some renovations, Galleria Dante reopens October 1 and Di Vino Dante on Oct 8. There's always something new to experience here, and we've got the scoop on the 2018/2019 season at Vallarta's largest & most eclectic art gallery.

Expats in Mexico 'Mexico Moments' Photo Contest

Expats In Mexico celebrated its second anniversary by launching a 'Mexico Moments' photo contest on September 16. The contest is open to expats in Mexico, those who want to live in Mexico, and travelers who visit often. The best photo will win a $300 USD Amazon gift certificate.

Int'l Artists Donate Sculptures to Puerto Vallarta
María Francesca

Five large-format sculptures, created by international artists during last November's 'First Int'l Forum of Sculptors' at El Centro Universitario de la Costa, have been donated to the city of Puerto Vallarta. They now grace public spaces in colonias throughout the municipality.

Office of Cultural Projects' 'All Inclusive' Exhibit
Pilar Perez

Responding to community interest, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is excited to launch a new annual exhibition that focuses solely on new works by local artists. The 'All Inclusive' show celebrates the art makers who live here, and everyone is invited to participate!

The Walls of Puerto Vallarta Bring People Together
Timothy Real Estate Group

Local artist Natasha Moraga has been magically transforming Puerto Vallarta with her colorful mosaics since 2012. Her latest project, turning Lazaro Cardenas Park into El Parque de los Azulejos / Tile Park PV, is all about community, and everyone is invited to participate.

Crayola Art Truck in Puerto Vallarta This Weekend
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust

The Sports and Culture for World Peace Foundation and Crayola Art Truck are bringing art, culture and ecological awareness to Puerto Vallarta this weekend as part of their national 'Sigue Creando' campaign. Come join in the fun at La Isla Shopping Village and Peninsula Plaza.

Huicholes' Bead Mosaic Sets Guinness World Record

The 81 square meter bead mosaic that Wixarika artisans in San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán, Jalisco created, in an attempt to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's largest mural, has done just that, bringing the state's total of world records to thirty-one.

Sister Cities Celebrate Another Successful Art Exchange

This past July, Highland Park, Illinois hosted a delegation from its sister city Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Among those in the delegation were two artists, Abdallahy and Santiago Polvos. This visit was one of many art-focused exchanges between the two cities.

Spencer Tunick Finds Artistic Inspiration in Sargassum
Yucatán Expat Life

Spencer Tunick, the New York photographer famous for persuading crowds to strip and strike a pose, recently returned to Mexico. This time, his inspiration was the sargassum that's invading the beaches of Tulum, where he shot a group of nude activists partially covered with seaweed.

Huicholes Aim to Create Record-Breaking Beaded Mural

Members of the indigenous Wixarika community in San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán, Jalisco are using thousands of colorful beads to create an 81-square-meter (882-square-foot) mosaic in an attempt to earn a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's largest mural.

Art Donations Needed for 2018 Pasitos de Luz Fundraiser
Barb Bremner

Given the success of last year's Illumination Dinner, Show & Art Auction, Pasitos de Luz volunteers are currently looking for donations of artwork to be auctioned off at the 2018 fundraiser. All Illumination art auction proceeds will benefit the special needs children of Puerto Vallarta.

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