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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.



Procuring Art for Your Vallarta Home – Now That’s a CRATE Idea!

CRATE Interiors' full service art advisory, purchasing and Installation service helps Puerto Vallarta property owners and investors curate artwork, sculpture and local crafts from many regions. Their single point of contact assistance means they preview and preselect works to fit your décor needs and personal preferences.

The Huichol and Their Art: A Cultural Treasure of Mexico

The Huichol people, an indigenous community residing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, have long been captivating the world with their unique art. As we celebrate their artistic achievements, let us also remember the importance of preserving their unique way of life for generations to come.

Marta Gilbert: A Life Celebrated Through Art and Connection

Puerto Vallarta bids a fond farewell to beloved artist, Marta Gilbert, who passed away peacefully on August 28th, 2023, at the age of 91. Born in Bentonville, Arkansas, Marta's journey through life was one of profound creativity and a deep connection with indigenous cultures that resonated through her internationally renowned paintings.

Artisans and Craftsmen Define Bucerías’ Unique Charm

Bucerías is a beautiful coastal town located in the Mexican state of Nayarit. It is known for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, and rich art culture. The town is a hub for artisans and craftsmen who create beautiful and unique pieces that define the town's charm.

Guadalajara to Host 2023 Pixelatl Festival, September 5-9

The Pixelatl Festival has announced the 2023 edition of the continent's premier event celebrating comics, animation, and video games. Set to take place from September 5 to 9 in Guadalajara, Mexico, this year's festival promises an array of extraordinary experiences and networking opportunities for attendees.

‘Noches de Verano’ at Oficina de Proyectos Culturales

If you love art, music, wine and cocktails, Puerto Vallarta’s Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is the place to be on Thursdays this Summer as they present the 2023 edition of Noches de Verano en OPC / ‘Summer Nights at OPC’. And the best part? Entrance is free!

Misael Ivan Lopez Brings Street Murals into Homes Around the Bay

Mexican street artist, Misael Ivan Lopez, is embarking on a personal journey to bring the vibrant murals of Puerto Vallarta's streets into homes around the bay. With his remarkable talent and unique style, Misael aims to infuse living spaces with the essence of Mexican culture through extraordinary works of art.

Urban Murals Depict 200 Years of Culture and Tradition in Jalisco

On June 16, Jalisco celebrated its first bicentennial as a free and sovereign state, and the Jalisco Ministry of Culture decided to commemorate the occasion with public art. As such, four urban artists created four large-format murals under the motto 'Jalisco: 200 years of culture, history and tradition,' in Guadalajara's Luis Quintanar Park.

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.