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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Aguascalientes Artisan Paola Rangel is Corazón Vallarta
Shortly after I moved here in 2008, I happened on a woman selling whimsical paintings of hearts as I strolled along the Malecón, Puerto Vallarta's boardwalk along the ocean. Her name was Paola and she had moved here in 2003 from Aguascalientes looking for a new opportunity.
Mayor Dávalos Continues to Promote Art and Culture
Over the last five years, Puerto Vallarta Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña and his team have put a lot of effort into promoting, protecting and preserving the tangible and intangible elements that make up the city's artistic identity and cultural heritage.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News and Local Information
Banderas News Team
With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the world's news and social media channels, it can be difficult to find out what's going on in Puerto Vallarta, the State of Jalisco, and around the Republic, so here's a look at some of the latest local news and happenings.
September News from Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante
September news from Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, and Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery's sculpture garden. Read all about the gallery and restaurant's newly renovated spaces, new hours and more.
Dávalos Awards Winners of SEAPAL Drawing Contest
On August 13, the mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Dávalos Peña, awarded the winners of the SEAPAL Vallarta 'Summer at Home, Caring for Water' Children's Drawing Contest in a simple, but joyful, ceremony. The top three winners each won a brand-new bicycle.
Puerto Vallarta Artists Pay Tribute to Medical Workers
This weekend, 4 local artists will be finishing the murals they've been creating on the perimeter walls of the Puerto Vallarta Regional Hospital as a tribute to the city's medical personnel, who've been working tirelessly to help keep our community safe since the beginning of the pandemic.
Arte Viviente is Not Your Typical Vallarta 'Art Gallery'
Showcasing some 45 Puerto Vallarta artists, Arte Viviente is not your typical 'art gallery.' Here you'll find works by photographers, painters & sculptors; jewelry, clothing & handbag designers; hat, soap & jam makers; coffee roasters, organic spice collectors, and more - all under one roof.
Puerto Vallarta Continues to Restore Public Sculptures
The Municipal Government and Institute of Culture continue working to preserve the sculptural heritage of Puerto Vallarta. Over the last 12 months, some of the city's most recognized public art pieces have been restored, the most recent being the monument to Lázaro Cárdenas.
SEAPAL Vallarta Launches Children's Drawing Contest
SEAPAL has launched a drawing contest as part of their continuing efforts to promote the responsible use and conservation of water. The contest is open to children ages 6-12 who currently live in Puerto Vallarta, and the deadline for entries is August 7.
Photographer Hopes Jaguar Story will Spur Conservation
In 2018, Alejandro Prieto, a prize-winning nature photographer whose pictures have graced the pages of National Geographic, embarked on a year-long project to photograph the Mexican jaguar in its natural environment, in hopes of spurring conservation efforts.