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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.

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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.



Jim Demetro Donates Bronze Statue to the City of Puerto Vallarta

The latest public sculpture created by internationally famous sculptor Jim Demetro, who has donated such monumental pieces as the Vallarta Dancers and Andale Bernardo to the city of Puerto Vallarta, was unveiled near Lazaro Cardenas Park on Monday. Entitled 'Salud', this life-size work depicts a donkey sitting on a stool and enjoying a margarita.

Photo Exhibition Showcases Puerto Vallarta’s History

'The Image and Memory,' a photographic exhibition and conference, will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 29 at the Municipal Presidency. Learn about Puerto Vallarta's growth from a small fishing village to a world-class tourist destination through the eyes of four photographers who found their inspiration in this city.

Tequila Don Julio and Gray Malin Introduce the ‘Agave Series’

Fine-art photographer Gray Malin traveled to the highlands in Jalisco to capture once-in-a-lifetime aerial images over Tequila Don Julio's iconic agave fields. Merging his passion for photography with a spirit of travel and adventure, Gray’s images capture the legacy of one of Mexico's most beloved tequila brands.

Why the Arts Are Flowering in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Local author Robert Nelson tells us about Elroy Quenroe, who moved to PV in 2019 to found the PVShares Foundation, which provides funding for art organizations and programs in the Puerto Vallarta area. PVShares supports exhibitions and programming at several different art organizations here.

Meet Guadalajara Artist Israel Zzepda at Galleria Dante

Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, is proud to announce the visit of Guadalajara artist Israel Zzepda, who will be in the gallery talking about his artwork on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

‘TransformArte en Agua’ Contest Winners Recognized

Mayor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez recognized and awarded the winners of the SEAPAL Vallarta 'TransformArte en Agua' Urban Murals contest for their creativity and messages during last week's World Water Day Gala. The top ten finalists' projects can be seen in various spaces throughout the municipality.

SEAPAL Vallarta ‘Recycle with Art’ Contest Winners Awarded

Puerto Vallarta high school students exuded their talent and creativity in the construction of sculptures with recycled materials while participating in the SEAPAL Vallarta 'Recycle with Art' sculpture contest that was part of the city's 5-day-long World Water Day celebration. And the winners were...

‘Kahlo Sin Fronteras’ Exhibition at Guadalajara Museum of Arts

If you are a lover of art and culture, you won't want to miss the 'Kahlo Sin Fronteras' exhibition, which opened on March 17 at the Museum of Arts (MUSA) in Guadalajara and will remain on display through August 6. This one-of-a-kind exhibition delves into the most personal life of one of Mexico's most iconic painters.

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales Spring Fling, March 29

On March 29, La Oficina de Proyectos Culturales will celebrate its 2023 Spring Fling, an annual event to raise funds for continuing their educational programs and museum quality exhibitions. You'll enjoy wine by Uncork Mexico, tapas from Daniela Varona, music by Mau Cervera, a raffle of a Manuel Lepe art print and more.

Season’s Last Meet the Artist Night at Galleria Dante, March 24th

Galleria Dante invites you to the last Meet the Artist Night of the season on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 pm. Come out, enjoy a cocktail, and meet the artists in attendance. While you're there, check out Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery’s sculpture garden that serves creative cuisine.