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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.



The Archive: a Landscape for the Creative Process at OPC

OPC and CUC invite you to a discussion with artist Joao Rodríguez and architect Arturo Dávila who will speak about the relevance of archives, not only as a means of preserving history, but also as an art form. Learn how artists like Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Fluxus have created art from archives, Sept. 22 at 6:30 pm at OPC.

Deities of the River Workshop at Rio Cuale Cultural Center

Los Dioses del Rio/The Deities of the River workshop, presented by Celeste Innocenti, returns to the Centro Cultural Vallartense on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. This 3 hour, bilingual, clay workshop and experience combines art and mythology along the banks of the Rio Cuale.

Summer Nights at PV’s Oficina de Proyectos Culturales

Puerto Vallarta's Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is the place to be on Thursday evenings in August as artists, architects, musicians, poets and writers present 'Noches de Verano en OPC'. This series of cultural evenings has something for everyone. Entrance is free.

Institute of Culture Summer Courses and Cultural Caravans

The Vallarta Institute of Culture will offer summer courses for children from 6 to 12 years of age from July 18-29 at all four cultural centers: La Lija, El Pitillal, Biblioteca las Mojoneras and Isla del Río Cuale. The IVC has also started Cultural Caravans, which bring the workshops to different parts of the city on Saturdays.

Tracy Lee Stum 3D Museum is Coming to Puerto Vallarta

A new attraction is coming to Puerto Vallarta this summer - the Tracy Lee Stum Museum. This high-impact visual experience invites visitors to interact with the twenty-seven hand-painted, experiential 3D artworks, take photos and share them with the world.

Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Icon and Puerto Vallarta Favorite

Frida Kahlo is an icon in Mexico and has long been revered in many ways. She is a symbol of strength, and the ability to overcome great obstacles. Considering her unapologetic stance on her own dating habits and her complete authenticity, she is touted as a major hero in Puerto Vallarta.

‘REARVIEW: History can look closer than it seems’ at OPC

'Retrovisor: La historia puede verse más cerca de lo que parece,' which shows part of the history of Puerto Vallarta through cultural events of the last 104 years reflected in a timeline that is still under construction, opens at La Oficina de Proyectos Culturales on May 28. The exhibition will be on display through December 17.

50 People Pose Nude for Spencer Tunick’s Latest CDMX Photoshoot

Fifteen years after he photographed some 18,000 naked people in Mexico City’s Zócalo, New York photographer Spencer Tunick, known internationally for his large-scale nude shoots, returned virtually to the capital city this week to shoot 50 unclad Mexicans and their laptops, as part of his "Stay Apart Together" pandemic photo project.

Giant Insect Sculpture Exhibition at Chapultepec Botanical Gardens

Visitors to Mexico City's world-famous city park can now enjoy an art installation made up of eight giant insect sculptures. Erected in the Chapultepec botanical garden for the Chapultepec Forest Insect Festival, which took place between April 14 and 17, the 2.5-meter-high bronze sculptures will remain on permanent display.

Color, Creativity and Music at the Puerto Vallarta Graffiti Fest

On April 9th & 10th, Puerto Vallarta will host the 12th edition of 'Graffiti Fest,' an event full of color, creativity and music, with the participation of thirty-five local, national and international urban artists, as well live entertainment by ten local and visiting Rap and Ska Reggae bands.