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Quixote Illustrations Adorn Mexico City Cathedral

The 'El Quijote. Imagenes y artistas' exhibit, inaugurated Tuesday by the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico and the Mexico City-based Franz Mayer Museum, features illustrations from different Don Quixote editions in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes.

'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' Opens at OPC May 28
Pilar Perez

A new exhibition, 'You Are Here: Urban Approximations' marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Office of Cultural Projects. Bringing together the vision of architects and urban planners, this expo provides the opportunity to visit Vallarta, not as it is, but as it could become.

Artists in Mexico Can Pay Taxes With Their Art

If you really hate paying taxes it might be time to move to Mexico and become an artist. Artists in Mexico can participate in a unique program called 'Pago en Especie' (Payment in Kind) where they are permitted to pay federal income tax with their own artwork, reports The Atlantic.

L.A. Receives Bronze Wings Sculpture From Mexico City

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti visited sister city Mexico City in 2014, Mexico gifted L.A. with a sculpture. Garcetti officially accepted the gift - a pair of beautifully detailed bronze wings - at an event last week. The piece, from artist Jorge Marin, is called 'Alas de la Ciudad.'

Mexican Photographer Wins Sony World Photography Award

Silvia Andrade was named the winner of the Mexico National Award, part of the world's biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards. Andrade's winning image was chosen as the best photo taken by a Mexican photographer entered in 10 Open categories.

Houston Hoping to Draw More Tourists from Mexico
Houston Chronicle

Tourism boosters at Visit Houston last week launched a marketing campaign in Mexico City called 'Hola Houston' to draw more tourists from Mexico, and they enlisted one of Houston's most famous street artists, GONZO247, to add his talent to the cause.

Guadalajara Artist Guillermo Gomez Opens at Galleria Dante
Claire Guarniere

An art exhibition by Guadalajara artist Guillermo Gomez opens at Galleria Dante on Friday, March 4th, 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.

Stolen Virgin of Guadalupe Painting Returned to Church

A more than 150-year-old painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe has been returned to La Parroquia de la Santisima Trinidad, the church from which it was stolen in 2010. The canvas was restored by the National Institute of Anthropology and History and returned to the parish.

Artist Jim Starkey Captures Sayulita's Vivid Spirit
Ed Schwartz

When I first saw the artwork Jim Starkey proposed for this year's Pro Sayulita Fiesta poster, I was elated! 'Wow!' was my first impression. His colorful and energetic painting was unanimously chosen by the fiesta committee for its grand fund raising event on March 16th.

Meg Munro Opens at Galeria Contempo February 19
Banderas News Team

Galeria Contempo cordially invites you to meet and greet artist Meg Munro at her opening reception on Friday, February 19 from 6-10 pm. Expect to be dazzled by the bold, heartfelt authenticity of this master watercolorist's latest works, to be revealed at her upcoming show in Puerto Vallarta.

Los Mangos Library 16th Annual Art Auction, March 3

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, March 3rd from 6-10 pm, this is the art auction/fundraiser's 16th year - and it promises to be the largest and most entertaining to date!

Fundación Cultural Vallarta Honors Rafael Zamarripa
Banderas News Team

On Saturday, February 6 at 6:30 pm, the Fundación Cultural Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Cultural Foundation) will host a gala dinner and show in honor of Jalisco-born contemporary artist, Rafael Zamarripa, the creator of the city's famous 'The Boy on the Seahorse' sculpture.

25 Years of El Nopal Press & My Favorite Comic at OPC
Pilar Perez

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is proud to present the contemporary arts exhibition, 'Impressions of transfrontier / Connecting lines: 25 years of El Nopal Press,' through March 5. There are also 14 graphic works by Francesco X Siqueiros from a portfolio titled 'Phantasmagoria' (My Favorite Comic.)

Free Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours Every Tuesday
Banderas News Team

Puerto Vallarta's free Tuesday morning Malecón Sculpture Walking Tour, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, have returned for the 10th season. These tours happen every Tuesday at 9:30 am, starting at the Millennium sculpture on the north end of the Malecón.

Gay Vallarta Bar Hopping Adds Two New Tours
GAYPV Magazine

Get ready for two new, fun-filled tours offered by Vallarta Bar Hopping, great for both tourists and locals. Paint the Town Red and Art Tour PV are easy ways to enjoy the best Puerto Vallarta has to offer whether you are on-your-own tourist, local or want to meet new friends.

Artist Makes US-Mexico Border Fence 'Disappear'
Ricardo Acerco

The border fence dividing the U.S. and Mexico has long been a subject of debate and controversy. Now, 34-year-old artist Ana Fernández is attempting to make a stretch of the border fence in Nogales, Sonora 'disappear' by painting it so blue that it blends with the sky.

Two New Artists at Puerto Vallarta's Galería Contempo
Rodolfo Choperena Tiemann

Galería Contempo, one of Puerto Vallarta's favorite art galleries, is delighted to present two new artists - Sinaloa, Mexico's Juan Carlos Breceda and England's John Ashley-Pryce - whose works are now showing at the gallery, just in time for the 'high season.'

ART VallARTA Sugar Skull Making Workshop, Oct. 28th
Banderas News Team

Often used to decorate altars, 'calaveras de azúcar' (sugar skulls) are kind of like Mexico's Day of the Dead mascots. Come to ART VallARTa on Wednesday, October 28th and learn how to make your own edible Sugar Skulls for your El Dia de Los Muertos Altar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

2015-2016 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 28
María Francesca

Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 9 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 28, 2015 through May 25, 2016.

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