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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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Agave’s Deep Roots: Raicilla Art Exhibit at Vallarta’s OPC

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) kicks off its 10th-anniversary festivities with the inauguration of two captivating exhibitions - 'Raicilla Was the First: Art and Culture of the Agave and its Distillates' and 'Those From the Other Coast: the World of Raicilla.'

Entreamigos Environmental Fair, Artist Corner, and More!

There are lots of exciting things to do at Entreamigos, an active community center whose primary focus is to increase educational opportunities for the children of San Pancho. In this month's newsletter, learn about the upcoming Spring Fling Artist Corner and Environmental Fair.

ROMPE Collective Announces Creation of 5 Urban Murals in Vallarta

The ROMPE Arte Urbano Collective, a group of Puerto Vallarta artists, academics, and citizens founded in 2021, recently announced the creation of five murals across the city. The project, supported by the municipal government and local businesses, aims to celebrate Vallarta's culture and identity through art.

Art, Food, and Artist Encounters at Galleria and Di Vino Dante

Puerto Vallarta's largest art gallery, Galleria Dante, in the heart of the Romantic Zone, offers a unique fusion of artistic discovery and culinary delights. Art enthusiasts can not only browse works by over 60 resident artists but also engage with some of them directly during the exclusive 'Meet the Artist Nights' on March 8th & 22nd.

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.