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Mexican Writer Creates First Comic Book in Braille

The first Mexican comic book in Braille was released this past December. The brilliantly elucidated comic was published in order to approach Mexico's 1.2 million citizens who are visually impaired, as well as to raise awareness among the visually able population.

Guadalajara Artist Luis Valui Opens at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

An art exhibition by Guadalajara artist Luis Valui opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, January 23, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery from 6-10 pm to meet the artist and enjoy complimentary cocktails.

Galleria Dante Presents Martin del Campo & Navarro
Gena Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Miguel Angel Martin del Campo & Juan Carlos Navarro open at Galleria Dante on January 9, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by Vallarta's largest and most eclectic art gallery to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

Oscar & Ale Zamarripa Open at Galleria Dante Dec 26
Gena Guarniere

During the Friday, December 26th South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open a father/daughter art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artists Oscar Zamarripa & Ale Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest fine art gallery, Galleria Dante, from 6-10 pm.

Waterside Art Shows on Marina Nuevo Vallarta Malecón
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Every Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon, the 'Waterside Art Show' along the Marina Nuevo Vallarta boardwalk reinforces cultural tourism in the Riviera Nayarit. Now in its fourth year, the art show features mostly local artists creating painting and sculpture installations.

Artists Present 'Icons' Exposition at Di Vino Dante
Gena Guarniere

On Thursday, December 11th, Di Vino Dante will welcome artists Mary Jane Miller and Valentin Gomez, who'll be giving a free 30 minute slide presentation on 'Icons,' followed by a 15 minute Q&A and a preview of the art show to follow at Vallarta's Galleria Dante on Friday night.

Religious Icon Art Exhibit at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

On Friday, December 12th from 6-10 pm, during this week's South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open a very special exhibit featuring religious icons by artists Mary Jane Miller and Valentin Gomez at Puerto Vallarta's largest fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.

June Rosen Lopez Holiday Jewelry Party, Dec 13 & 14

On the weekend of December 13th and 14th, 2014 the Christmas season will start in Puerto Vallarta with June Rosen Lopez's annual Holiday Open House. Now in its twelfth edition, this year's party has been extended to two days to give June a chance to be a bit more personal.

Paso Ancho 'River of Art 2014' at El Rio BBQ Bar
Banderas News Team

The Paso Ancho Art Association recently announced their third annual 'El Río del Arte' art expo, to benefit the Colina Spray & Neuter clinic in Puerto Vallarta, will take place on Sunday, December 7, from 12-6 pm, at El Río BBQ Bar in Paso Ancho.

Bill Megrail & Israel Zzepda at Galleria Dante
Gena Guarniere

Exhibitions by artists Bill Megrail and Israel Zzepda open at Galleria Dante on November 28th, as part of this week's Southside Shuffle. Stop by the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta to meet the artists and enjoy complimentary cocktails from 6-10 pm.

US Presidential Visits to Mexico Exhibit Opens at OPC
Pilar Perez

Deborah Aschheim's 'Bienvenidos Los Presidentes,' a multidisciplinary exhibition about collective memory and mythology that blends archival research, community interviews, and a broad range of source material with drawings, photographs, and video, opens at Vallarta's OPC Nov 26th.

Rain Couldn't Stop Vallarta's IX i madonnari Festival
Marie Callan & Tim Wilson

After 3 days of hard work on the part of the participants, including dealing with Friday night's rain, the ninth edition of the Puerto Vallarta 'I Madonnari' Festival ended on Sunday, November 9th, with awards given in the adults, teenagers and children's categories.

Ninth Annual Festival I Madonnari Puerto Vallarta
Banderas News Team

The ninth edition of Festival I Madonnari will be held in Puerto Vallarta from November 7-9, 2014. Using the pavement as their canvas and chalk as their medium, 'i Madonnari,' or street painters, will transform the streets and sidewalks of Puerto Vallarta into beautiful works of art.

ART VallARTA Sugar Skull Making Workshop, October 29

Come to ART VallARTa at 10 am on Wednesday, October 29th and learn how to make edible Sugar Skulls for your El Día de los Muertos Altar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. ART VallARTa is a collaborative art space located at Pilitas #213, just off Olas Altas in the heart of the Romantic Zone.

'Purgatorio' Screened in Tijuana Next to Border Fence
Rodrigo Reyes

Mexico City's non-fiction filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes recounts playing his latest feature in Tijuana and ponders the real-world value of issue-driven documentaries. 'Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border' was released in theaters last weekend in New York City.

Vallarta-Nayarit Paint Out and Plein Air Festival

Tierra Alta, a pristine ecological cabin development in an oak forest on the edge of the Sierra Madre Mountains less than an hour from Puerto Vallarta, has just announced the date for the first ever 'Paint Out and Plein-Air Festival,' to take place on the weekend of January 17, 2015.

Vallarta Joins Second 500px Worldwide Photo Walk
Alex Naranjo

On Saturday, September 6th, thousands of photographers around the world will participate in the Second Annual 500px Worldwide Photo Walk. Here in Puerto Vallarta, we are ready to be a part of the growing community of photographers that take part in this incredible event.

Galleria Dante's Vallarta Summer News and Art Sale

The owners of Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, have been keeping busy this Summer. They've been marking down selected art works from 20-60% for their Summer Art and Estate Sales, which means you can save big through September 30, 2014.

LA-Based Architects Bring Parklet to Puerto Vallarta
J. Williams

Los Angeles architecture and design team RHOM Design has teamed with Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, a Puerto Vallarta non-profit, to install the city's first - and Mexico's third - parklet. The installation was part of David Birks' 'Paradise in Process' exhibit.

'Made in Mexico' Showcases Frida Kahlo's Shawl

The traditional Mexican 'rebozo' that late Mexican painter Frida Kahlo used to wear is the focus of the 'Made in Mexico' exhibit at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. It also features work by contemporary Mexican artists, photographers, fashion and textile designers.

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