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X Festival 'i Madonnari' Puerto Vallarta November 20-22
Banderas News Team

The X Festival I Madonnari will be held in Puerto Vallarta from November 20-22, 2015, when 'i Madonnari,' or street painters, will transform the walk ways in Vallarta's Municipal Plaza into beautiful works of art, using the pavement as their canvas and chalk as their medium.

Galleria Dante & Di Vino Dante Ready for 2015/16 Season
Banderas News Team

This October, Galleria Dante owners Claire and Joe Guarniere will be celebrating 20 years since they transformed their Italian restaurant into Vallarta's largest art gallery. There's always something new to experience here, and we've got the scoop on the 2015/2016 Season.

Vallarta Joins the Third 500px Worldwide Photo Walk

On Saturday, September 26th, thousands of photographers around the world will participate in the Third Annual 500px Fujifilm Worldwide Photo Walk. Here in Puerto Vallarta, we are official hosts of the global event and on the list of participating cities for the second year in a row.

OPC Art Expo Focuses on Mexico's 43 Missing Students
Pilar Perez

From September 26th to November 14th, 2015, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in Puerto Vallarta will present an exhibition of contemporary art focused on the significance of the disappearance of the 43 students from the Normal Rural School, Raul Isidro Burgos Ayotzinapa.

Mexico's New Wave of Muralists Update Old Tradition

Mexico's mural art is getting a modern makeover. Former graffitti taggers and graphic designers have joined together in a cooperative called 'Street Art Chilango,' painting walls with popular Star Wars characters and hyping their work on social media.

Artists Wanted for Participation in 'El Rio del Arte'
Banderas News Team

The Paso Ancho Art Association and its founders, internationally-renowned artists Ada Colorina, Carolina Archer and Karen Lahm, recently announced they are looking for local artists to participate in this year's 'El Rio del Arte' on December 6 at Oscar's Restaurant.

Dante & Di Vino: Two Must-Visit Places Under One Roof
Banderas News Team

Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante, though two separate businesses, are both located in an old hacienda style villa in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. There's always something new to experience here, so even if you've visited in the past, it is always worth another visit.

CINCO Punta Mita ArtExpo Features Young Mexican Artists
Live Punta Mita

CINCO Punta Mita invites all Punta Mita, North Shore and Banderas Bay area residents to join them on Saturday, May 30th to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy an art expo featuring the works of young Mexican artists, Haadra López Trejo and Luis Ocádiz

Grupo Ecologista de Nayarit Sea Turtle Drawing Contest
Riviera Nayarit CVB

Grupo Ecologista de Nayarit has extended an invitation for all kids ages 6-12 to enter their Third Save the Sea Turtles Drawing Contest, which seeks to raise children's awareness about this endangered species and the need for its preservation.

Mural by Mexico's Rufino Tamayo Returns to UN Building
La Prensasa

The 'La Fraternidad' mural by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991) has been returned to the United Nations headquarters in New York after undergoing a five-year restoration process, the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said.

SMART Festival Will Splash San Miguel with Art
Ed Placidi

The fourth annual SMART, an eclectic and visionary art festival in San Miguel de Allende, will paint this jewel in the crown of colonial Mexico with the works of hot contemporary artists, cocktail parties, a DJ dance party, and more from May 29-31, 2015.

MEXLend Presents Vallarta Pride 'Unity' Art Exhibition

The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the opening of the UNITY Art Exhibition will be part of the May 17-25, 2015 festivities. The exhibit, sponsored by MEXLend Mortgages, will be on display in Galeria Omar Alonso from May 18 to June 18, 2015.

Fallen Fruit's ¡Estas Como Mango! Opens at OPC in May

The California-based art collaboration known as 'Fallen Fruit' will open ¡Estas Como Mango! at Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales in May. This exhibition of contemporary art and public practice will be the first exhibition by the collective in Mexico.

Frida Kahlo's Love Letters Up for Auction in New York
Katherine Brooks

Between August 1946 and November 1949, Frida Kahlo and Catalan artist Jose Bartoli exchanged love letters that touched on Kahlo's paintings, health and relationship with Diego Rivera. Twenty five of them are headed to auction on April 15 at Doyle New York.

Monterrey Art Expo Features Guns with Knotted Barrels

Replicas of a sculpture of a knotted pistol that was designed in honor of the late musician John Lennon are being displayed this month in Monterrey. The 'Non-Violence' expo features 13 pieces in a variety of designs made by individuals and organizations.

LGBT Art & Culture Showcased During Vallarta Pride 2015

The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that during the third annual event that celebrates the vibrant LGBT community in our city, a number of art and cultural events will take place to add to the various entertainment options scheduled from May 17 to 25.

Natasha Moraga Makes Puerto Vallarta Shine Brighter

Natasha Moraga, the artist behind Mozako Vallarta, and her team (Carla Chavarria and Victor Salas) have completed their newest public art project - decorating the benches at the beach entrance of Calle Panama in Colonia 5 de Diciembre with her beautiful mosaic art.

2015 Arts for the Turtles Fundraiser in Nuevo Vallarta
Harry Piwerka

This year's 'Arts for The Turtles' will be held on Feb 25th. Proceeds from the event support the work of the Nuevo Vallarta Turtle Preserve, which is dedicated to saving the sea turtles of Banderas Bay. Hosted by Bahia del Sol, the Preserve is the largest in the State of Nayarit.

Entreamigos' Seventh Annual Children's Art Festival

Get ready for another spectacular fundraiser for Entreamigos! The 7th Annual Children's Art Festival and Auction will be held at the non-profit community education center in San Pancho, Nayarit on Saturday, February 21 from 6-10 pm. You'll enjoy a lively evening of entertainment for a good cause!

Enrique Flores Exhibition Coming to Colecktia Gallery
Ed Schwartz

Enrique Flores, a prolific painter and lithographer, will have a one-man show of his work at Gallery Colectika in downtown Puerto Vallarta, with a public opening on Wednesday, March 18 from 6-10 pm, as part of the weekly Centro Historico ArtWalk.

Los Mangos Library 15th Annual Art Auction, January 29

Get ready folks! It's time for the annual 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Scheduled to take place on Thursday, January 29 at 6 pm, this is the art auction/fundraiser's 15th year - and it promises to be the largest and most entertaining to date!

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