Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The very popular (and free!) Malecón Sculpture Walking Tours, created and conducted by Galería Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, will resume on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and be held on a weekly basis through the middle of April 2022.
The tour begins every Tuesday at 9:30 am in front of the “Millennium” sculpture, next to the Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta. From there, the tour winds along the Malecón, with Gary explaining the artist and history behind about 16 art works. He also points out minute details that you might have otherwise missed, giving you a deeper understanding of the significance of each sculpture.
Gary’s personal experiences and interactions with the sculptors, as well as his numerous personal friendships with many of Vallarta’s other artists, make the walk both entertaining and educational.
The tour lasts about two hours and no reservations are necessary. Following the security protocol for Covid 19, masks are required to participate but they will be provided if you do not bring one with you. The tour is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to the benefit of our public library, Biblioteca Los Mangos.
“I think it is an amazing project,” commented Thompson. “As a non-profit organization, Los Mangos receives next to no support from the local government. In addition, I think it’s important for all of us to give back to our community. I am very mindful of this, given that I’ve enjoyed more than half my life in this wonderful city.”
For more activities and information on Galería Pacifico’s upcoming events, please visit the new section of their website, where you can also download the guide and detailed information for all of the sculptures featured along the Malecón.