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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.

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Contemporary Art Meets Animal Rescue in Feb 16 Exhibition at OPC

On Friday, February 16, Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) will showcase two captivating exhibitions, 'Los Doscientos' and 'Monster for Animals'. By attending this one-of-a-kind exhibition, patrons not only immerse themselves in the world of contemporary art but also contribute to the welfare of animals in need.

Meet the Artist Night at Galleria Dante, January 26

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, January 26th, from 6 to 9 pm to meet the artists. Top the evening off with some wine and tapas upstairs at Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery’s sculpture garden that serves creative cuisine and cocktails.

Opening Reception of New Works by Artist Angeline Kyba

Don’t miss the opening reception of Angeline Kyba’s newest art works on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy art, tapas, wine and a fiesta at Casa Brava, the artist's home studio, in downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Madonnari Festival Returns to Puerto Vallarta February 9-11

Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for the 16th edition of its annual Madonnari Festival, a three-day event that transforms the Plaza de Armas into a mesmerizing open-air gallery. From February 9-11, 2024, artists of all ages will wield their chalk to create elaborate designs that challenge perceptions and ignite imaginations.

Galleria Dante Meet the Artist Night December 29, 2023

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, December 29, from 6 to 9 pm for the last 'Meet the Artist Night' of 2023. This is a great way to meet and talk to some of the artists – there are always more than seven in attendance. Top the evening off with some wine and tapas upstairs at Di Vino Dante.

Galleria Dante: Art Nights, Classes, and Culinary Delights Await

Galleria Dante welcomes you to 'Meet the Artist Night' on Friday, December 15th, from 6-9 pm. This vibrant event offers a chance to connect with more than 10 talented artists, engage in conversations about their work, and soak in the enchanting atmosphere. Cap off the evening with a selection of wine and tapas at the stylish Di Vino Dante.

Ruta Mushi’s December Exhibit: Pilgrimages & Parish History

Step aboard Ruta Mushi, the mobile museum showcasing Puerto Vallarta's rich history, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of faith this December. The museum's newest exhibit, 'Churches and Pilgrimages,' takes visitors on a journey through the city's religious heritage and its three iconic Catholic churches.

Hearts for Arts Nayarit Presents: Chalk Art Walk 2024

The 2024 Bucerías Chalk Art Walk is scheduled for February 20, 21 & 22 on Calle Lázaro Cárdenas. The three day Festival brings more than 40 professional artists from around the world to showcase their skills through chalk artworks created directly on the street.

Virgin of Guadalupe Art Exhibit at Vallarta’s Iconic Church

Puerto Vallarta's Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe welcomed visitors to the collective pictorial exhibition dedicated to the iconic Virgin of Guadalupe on Friday, December 1. The exhibition, featuring works by nine local artists from Puerto Vallarta, will be open to the public throughout December with free entry.

Puerto Vallarta Launches 2023 Day of the Dead Photo Contest

The government of Puerto Vallarta, led by Professor Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez, is calling all photographers, both professional and amateur, to participate in the First Puerto Vallarta 2023 Promotional Photography Contest, centered around the theme of the 2023 Day of the Dead celebrations.