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.
| B E L O W T H E F O L D |
Urban Art Makes Driving in Puerto Vallarta Pleasurable
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
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
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.
Vallarta's Favorite Musicians to Perform Free Concert
In celebration of Valentine's Day, an impressive lineup of talented local and international musicians will perform a free concert at the Los Arcos del Malecón amphitheater in downtown Puerto Vallarta from 6:00–10:30 pm on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Shopping for Oaxaca Textiles in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Walking down Aquiles Serdan on Vallarta's south side, a new shop beckoned me in with floor to ceiling shelves laden with multi-colored rugs & tablecloths and pillows in rich earth tones. I was in the new showroom of Casa Oaxaca, where art and home decor reign.
Festival Sayulita 2020: Movies, Music, Drink and Life
Banderas News Team
The 7th Annual Festival Sayulita, a unique gathering for lovers of Art, Movies, Music, Drink and Life, is set to be held Jan 31 to Feb 3, 2020. Sayulita is ideal for this celebration, because this Magical Town on the Riviera Nayarit is a place where life is lived to its fullest.
20th Annual Angeline Kyba Art Exhibition Opens Feb. 6
Don't miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba's newest art works on Thursday, February 6, from 6-9 pm. Everyone is invited to come to the artist's home studio in downtown Puerto Vallarta to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, which will feature 20 + oil paintings.
Efren Gonzalez Exhibit Opens Dec. 27 at Galleria Dante
On Friday, December 27 from 6-10 pm, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibition by Mexican artist Efren Gonzalez at Galleria Dante, Basilio Badillo #269, in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. Be sure to stop by and meet him while you're out doing the South Side Shuffle.
'Picasso, Genius of the Arts' Opens Dec. 13 in Mérida
An exhibition of more than 100 unreleased art works by Pablo Picasso, which opens on December 13 at the Olimpo Cultural Center, will be the main attraction of 'La Noche Blanca,' an artistic and cultural event that's expected to bring 50,000 visitors to Mérida, Yucatan this weekend.