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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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OPC Pop-Up Store to Showcase Puerto Vallarta Designers
Marie Callan

On Saturday, August 31, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, will team up with local clothing brand Hilo y El Mar to present a Pop-Up Store that gives residents and visitors the opportunity to buy art, clothing, accessories and jewelry made by some of the city's best artists and designers.

Irish Artist Paints World's Largest Frida Kahlo Mural
Street Art News

During the 2019 Despertares Impulsa, an annual event that celebrates art and culture in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, an artist from Ireland created something very special - a 150 foot tall mural depicting one of the most notable female painters of all time - Frida Kahlo.

Galleria Dante End of Summer News and Art Sale
Claire Guarniere

Summer news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. Read all about the gallery renovations; Dante's Summer Art Sale, with prices reduced 20-50% through September 30th; and the 2019-2020 season art workshops and South Side Shuffle dates.

Mexico's Velas Resorts Celebrate Frida Kahlo in July
BanderasNews.com

Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit and Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, will offer special food and beverage tasting menus dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They'll be serving up her favorite dishes in honor of her birthday, July 6, 2019.

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales Celebrates 5 Years in PV
María Francesca

On June 8, 2019, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art, education and culture to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, will celebrate its 5th anniversay with music, food & friends - and you're invited!

Discover The Miracle of 'Milagros' in Puerto Vallarta
Sandra Cesca

I was walking by this shop in downtown Puerto Vallarta when I was attracted to the hundreds of wooden shapes hanging on the walls. Turns out they were 'milagros,' which means 'miracles' in Spanish, and they have been used for over 4000 years as a way to express gratitude.

Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School
BanderasNews.com

A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, 'Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel' is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.

Discovering Indigenous Art in Puerto Vallarta
Sandra Cesca

Mexico has long been known for its talented artists and craftsmen. Some techniques date back hundreds of years. Many shops and galleries in Puerto Vallarta carry these beautiful, handmade pieces, some examples of which can be seen on some of my walking tours.

Season's Last South Side Shuffle Expo at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

Friday, April 5 will be the last Puerto Vallarta South Side Shuffle of the 2018-2019 season. To thank you all for another great season, Galleria Dante will present 'Rostros,' a collection of works by a group of talented portrait painters, at a cocktail reception from 6-10 pm.

This Week's South Side Shuffle Expo at Galleria Dante
Gena Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Nora Maciel and MO open at Galleria Dante on Friday, March 22, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6:00-10:00 pm.

Montreal Artists Exhibit Opens March 8 at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

Exhibitions by Montreal artists Yvan Genest and Jean-Gabriel Lambert open at Galleria Dante on Friday, March 8, as part of the South Side Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6:00-10:00 pm.

'Artists for Orphans' Fundraiser at The River Café
Bill Makley

Artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support Puerto Vallarta's Corazón de Niña children's home in an 'Artists for Orphans' fundraiser to be held on Saturday, March 9th from 1-4 pm, at The River Café on La Isla Rio Cuale in El Centro.

'Promised Lands' Exhibition at OPC Puerto Vallarta
Pilar Perez

An opening reception for 'Promised Lands,' an exhibition about the global refugee crisis, will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7-9 pm at the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta. The expo, which includes a video installation, continues through May 4.

Two Artist Exhibit Opens at Galleria Dante This Friday
Gena Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Miguel Angel Martin del Campo and Juan Carlos Navarro open at Galleria Dante on Friday, January 22, as part of this week's South Side Shuffle. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.


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