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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Oscar Zamarripa Opens at Galleria Dante December 13
On Friday, December 13 from 6-10 pm, as part of the South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artist Oscar Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.
Municipal Government Restores Vallarta's Sculptures
The Municipal Government has been working to preserve the sculptural heritage of Puerto Vallarta. With an investment of 300,000 pesos, and after a diagnosis of the work to be done was made, specialists were contracted to rehabilitate ten of the city's iconic sculptures.
Season's First South Side Shuffle Expo at Galleria Dante
An art exhibition by Guadalajara artist Luis Castellanos Valui opens at Galleria Dante November 29 as part of the first South Side Shuffle of the season. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.
OPC Pop-Up Store to Feature Puerto Vallarta Designers
On Friday, November 22, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales will present 'Llévele!' - a special event and Pop-Up Store that gives Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors the opportunity to buy art, clothing, accessories and jewelry made by some of the city's best artists and designers.
Local Artists Offering Art Workshops at Galleria Dante
Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, recently announced the return of their popular art workshops on the beautiful Di Vino Dante rooftop. This season's classes will be presented by local artists Nino Magaña, Efren Gonzalez and Donna Dickson.
Shopping for Talavera Pottery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Blue & white pottery has always been a favorite of mine since my grandmother gave me a small pitcher from Italy. So, imagine my joy when I discovered Señor Talavera, a local shop operated by Moises Jimenez. His is one of four Talavera shops that I know of in Puerto Vallarta.
A Page in the Sun Bookstore/Café Has a New Home
A Page in the Sun, the venerable bookstore/café on the South Side of Puerto Vallarta, has a new location, thanks to a fortuitous alliance with local sculptor, Jim Demetro. The new bookstore/gallery opened last week, and Paco Ojeda checked it out so he could give us the scoop.
Free Malecón Sculpture Tours on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Banderas News Team
The free Tuesday morning and Thursday evening Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, return for the 14th season this month. Morning tours will be held every Tuesday at 9:30 am and evening tours on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
Smartphones Required at Mexico's Trick Eye Museum
There's no doubt that social media is changing the world. With posts and stories, retweets and likes, our personal lives are less private than ever. And that's having an effect on business, particularly in Mexico, where one new venture views smartphones as a requirement.
A New Season of El Parque de los Azulejos Workshops
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.