Biblioteca Los Mangos Announces Annual Art Auction

Yuriria Villarreal - Biblioteca Los Mangos
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January 24, 2017

Biblioteca Los Mangos • Subasta de Arte • Art Auction 2017 (Biblio Mangos)

Biblioteca Los Mangos, one of Puerto Vallarta’s most renowned cultural centers, announces its 17th Annual Art Auction, to take place February 26, 6:00 pm.

“The auction is an annual fundraising event that we’ve been producing for 17 years,” commented María José Zorrilla, who coordinates the event along with a handful of voluntaries. “It also allows for a lively interaction between Vallarta’s residents, artists and local art galleries, all of which get an up-close look at Los Mangos’ diverse academic and cultural offerings.”

The event is pivotal for Biblioteca Los Mangos, as the funds raised during the auction constitute a large percentage of the cultural center’s annual operational budget. Los Mangos is presently celebrating its 20th anniversary. “Many people know that Biblioteca Los Mangos is a cultural center, but not nearly as many are aware that the library does not have official ties to municipal, state or federal governments. Therefore, events such as the Annual Auction are fundamental to the continuity of its projects,” emphasized Zorrilla.

The Annual Art Auction is a free event those present to bid for, and purchase works of art produced by local artists at truly affordable prices. The artists, along with several art galleries and art collectors, offer their works for sale, donating a percentage of the proceeds to Biblioteca Los Mangos. “It is an excellent opportunity for those looking to enhance their home with new art works, or perhaps begin their very own art collection.”

Approximately 25 representative works of art are chosen for a live auction. At the same time, Biblioteca Los Mangos relies on nurturing bonds with local businesses, who donate a broad variety of gift certificates — from visits to local spas to dinners at gourmet restaurants and nights at local hotels — for a silent auction.

Several local musicians and entertainers donate their time and talent during the event to entertain guests, while several local restaurants contribute with food and beverages, sold at moderate prices, with all proceeds going to the library’s academic and cultural programs.

For more information about Biblioteca Los Mangos’ 17th Annual Art Auction, please email Yuriria Villarreal at, or call (322) 224-9966. Learn more about Biblioteca Los Mango’s academic and cultural activities for children, teens and adults by visiting the Biblioteca Los Mangos online , or visit the Facebook page.

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