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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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‘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.

Last Free Malecón Sculpture Tour of The Season April 12

The last Malecón Sculpture Tour of the 2021-2022 season will be held on Tuesday, April 12, resuming on November 15. This has been the fifteenth season for the tour, which is free but accepts voluntary donations for the Biblioteca Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center.

Los Mangos Library’s 21st Annual Art Auction, March 3

It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place from 6:00-9:00 pm on March 3, 2022, this will be the 21st annual art auction and sale - and the library's biggest fundraising event of the year. Don't miss it!

Artists For Orphans: A Benefit for Corazón de Niña

Artists from across the Banderas Bay region are coming together to support Puerto Vallarta’s Corazón de Niña children’s home in the Fourth Annual “Artists for Orphans” fundraiser at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 6th on the Di Vino Dante Wine & Tapas Bar's open air roof top garden.

Christie’s Announces Live Sale of Latin American Art

From Fernando Botero’s monumental bronze sculpture, 'Man on a Horse' to a newly rediscovered painting by Diego Rivera, Christie’s Latin American Art sale offers something for every collector. Painted in 1928, Rivera’s rediscovered masterpiece, 'La Bordadora,' has never been exhibited and will make its public debut at this sale.

PV Garden Club Presentation Features Mexican Folk Art

On February 15, the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club will have a membership presentation featuring Kevin Simpson, an authority on Mexican Folk Art, who will speak about the natural dyes used in traditional Zapotec weaving. Incanto will host this event, which will be both online and in person.

Live Music for Valentine’s Day at This Week’s Art Walk

During this week's Puerto Vallarta Art Walk, flautist Andrea Jupina, who has been playing with the Orquesta Sinfonica Vallarta since 2004, together with popular pianist Jean-Guy Comeau, will be playing live music in honor of Valentine's Day, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Atelier 2020 gallery, located at Calle Leonia Vicario 226B in El Centro.