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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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.
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.