Art Galleries / Galerías de Arte

Puerto Vallarta was, is and will remain an important city for art galleries. And how could it not be, if our destination itself is a rich source of inspiration for artistic creators. There are many galleries in our city that it would be impossible to mention them all. But at the end of this article, we give you a couple of links to get you started with your exploration.

In times of economic boom, downtown Puerto Vallarta founded the Art Walk, a union of gallery owners that still exists and is key to the promotion of the galleries that are subscribed to this activity that happens usually every Wednesday from 6 pm to 10 pm, starting on October throughout the month of May. But in recent years, Emiliano Zapata neighborhood received a dose of art with beautiful spaces offering paintings and sculptures of all kinds, not forgetting the permanence of the traditional Galleria Dante.

Whether you are visitor or local and looking to remodel your personal or work space with beautiful pieces of art, we are sure that you will find the artist to match your tastes and needs in our destination. In addition, most of the galleries will offer the service of local and foreign delivery. There is no excuse not to shop around and see the beauty reflected in paintings, sculptures or objects, if not buy, at least your spirit will appreciate the pampering.

Puerto Vallarta fue, es y seguirá siendo una ciudad importante para las galerías de arte. Y cómo no podría serlo, si el destino en sí es una abundante fuente de inspiración para los creadores artísticos. Existen tantas galerías en nuestra ciudad que resultaría imposible mencionarlas a todas. Pero, al final de este artículo, te dejamos un par de links para que comiences con tu exploración.

En épocas de bonanza económica, el centro de Puerto Vallarta fundó el ArtWalk, unión de galeros que sigue existiendo y es pieza clave para la promoción de las galerías que están suscritas a esta actividad que sucede, generalmente, todos los miércoles de 6 pm a 10 pm a partir del mes de Octubre a Mayo. Pero, en los últimos años, la colonia Emiliano Zapata ha recibido su dosis de arte con bellos espacios que ofrecen pinturas y esculturas de todo tipo, sin olvidar la permanencia de la ya tradicional Galería Dante.

Tanto si eres visitante como local y estás en busca de remodelar tu espacio personal o de trabajo con bellas piezas de arte. Seguro en nuestro destino encontrarás al artista que combine con tus gustos y necesidades. Además, la mayoría de las galerías te ofrecerán el servicio de entrega local e foránea. No hay pretexto para no darse una vuelta y conocer la belleza plasmada en cuadros, esculturas u objetos, si no compras, al menos tu espíritu agradecerá el apapacho.

  • 1. Colectika
  • 2. Galería Nordsouth
  • 3. Corsica I
  • 4. Corsica II
  • 5. Galería Pacífico
  • 6. Caballito de Mar
  • 7. The Loft
  • 8. Marta Ortiz Pottery

Art Walk Season 2011 – 2012

ArtWalk Season 2011-2012

Puerto Vallarta is a true artistic Icon; it has become a very important center of creation, exhibition and art promotion by having more galleries than any other beach destination where you can find contemporary and modern expositions of the most renowned Mexican and foreign artist; abstract paintings and a wide selection of more traditional styles such as engravings, watercolors and oils. You can also find other collection items such as hand manufactured jewelry and crystals, original sculptures and fine Mexican crafts. Even the sculptures that line the boardwalk.

Mata OrtizRaymundo AndradeRotonda del MarSergio Bustamante

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Due to all this growth, the Art Walk was created; this is not a guided circuit, the idea is to motivate the interested audience, collectors and visitors to take the opportunity to walk through the participating gallery facilities during the evening so they can appreciate the great variety and quality of their catalog.

The Art Walk starts every year at the end of October and ends in May, taking place every Wednesday  from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. These are the participant galleries for this season:

  1. Galería Colectika
  2. Galería Ana Romo Art
  3. Galería Corsica I
  4. Galería Corsica II
  5. Galería Pacífico
  6. Galería Caballito de Mar
  7. Galería The Loft
  8. Galería de Ollas
  9. Galería Arte 550

ArtWalk Map

Since all the associated galleries are in the Historic Center, the distance from one to another is fairly a short walk, makes it fun and a great way to get to know the exhibiting artists. Come and enjoy, in the majority of the cases a courtesy glass of wine.

This is a real opportunity to have a wonderful Art Walk experience throughout Downtown Puerto Vallarta in which all of these galleries undoubtedly will receive you with a warm welcome.

If you’re lucky to be here, please do not miss it.