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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.


Galleria Dante, the largest & most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, features works by more than 50 artists. Click Here for more info.

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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Sale of Artwork by Carlina Cisneros at Galleria Dante

Selected art works by Guadalajara artist Carlina Cisneros are now on sale at Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. The warmth and feeling of well-being that her paintings transmit and the different color ranges she uses are some of the characteristics that define her artistic work.

Gil Gevins Book Signing at Galleria Dante’s Meet the Artist Night

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, January 27th, from 6 to 9 pm to meet the artists – there are usually 10-12 in attendance - and author Gil Gevins, named 'Jalisco's Funniest Human Being', will be there signing his newest book, 'KAH'.

Art is in the Air at the Entreamigos Community Center!

With the first Artist Corner of the new year happening on January 20, children's art classes in full swing and plans for the 16th Annual Children's Art Festival in the works, art is in the air at the Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho, Nayarit.

Sale of Artwork by Ignacio Guerrero at Galleria Dante

Selected art works by Guadalajara artist Ignacio Guerrero are now on sale at Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta. His work, which is surrealist in quality, has been exhibited more than 100 times in Mexico and abroad, in places as distant as Portugal, Italy, Australia and New York.

Meet the Artist Night at Galleria Dante, January 13th

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, January 13th, from 6 to 9 pm to meet the artists – there are usually 10-12 in attendance. This is the first Open House of the New Year, and everyone is excited as Puerto Vallarta’s largest art gallery is receiving new works weekly from over 60 artists.

December 16th is Meet the Artist Night at Galleria Dante

Galleria Dante invites you to stop by on Friday, December 16th, from 6 to 9 pm to meet the artists - more than 10 will be in attendance. While you are there, be sure to check out Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery’s sculpture garden that serves creative cuisine and cocktails.

Meet the Artists, New Staff, at Galleria & Di Vino Dante

Galleria Dante will celebrate their 28th season in Puerto Vallarta, and Di Vino Dante will be celebrating their 9th, on Friday, November 25. The gallery will be open for cocktails from 6-9 pm. There will be approximately 10 artists in attendance, stop by to meet and mingle with them, and check out both of Dante's renovated spaces.

Puerto Vallarta Art Walk Wednesdays Through June 28

Puerto Vallarta is a very important art center, with more galleries than any other Mexican coastal destination. An important contribution to the art scene is the Centro Historico ArtWalk which kicked off Oct 26 and continues every Wednesday from 6-10 pm through June 28.

Madonnari Festival Returns to Puerto Vallarta November 11-13

After a three year absence, the Madonnari Festival will return to downtown Puerto Vallarta from November 11th through 13th, 2022. This fourteenth edition of the 3-day cultural event, showcasing elaborate chalk drawings created by local artists of all ages, is sure to dazzle the senses. Be sure to bring your camera!

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.