Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city's art scene is Puerto Vallarta's ArtWalk, which this year will be held from October 31, 2012, through April 24, 2013.
The participating galleries in Centro Historico offer work by important national and international artists. Remarkable paintings, exceptional sculptures, fine ceramics, blown glass and other types of noteworthy art are offered.
Collectors, patrons, residents and interested visitors can discover art of outstanding quality in the 13 participating galleries where exhibiting artists present their work.
The ArtWalk takes place every Wednesday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Some of the galleries will have a guest artist in attendance and most of them offer wine or cocktails.
Galeria Ana Romo offers oils as well as work in blown glass, wood, metal and acrylic. The selection of materials and colors will fascinate the most discerning collector.
Galeria Colectika focuses on the evolution of Mexican Art. New colors, forms and techniques have been adopted from the outside world by well-known native and Mexican folk artists.
Galeria Whitlow displays the masterful realism of Michael Whitlow paintings, exact detail, wonderful interplay of darks and lights amidst exquisite colors.
Galeria Corsica, which has two locations, has been an ArtWalk member for many years. Because this contemporary fine art gallery's catalogue includes only top Mexican artists, the gallery is a favorite of art collectors.
Art Gallery Millan shows contemporary art in paintings, sculpture and mixed media from national and international artists.
Galeria Pacifico has presented an eclectic blend of highly talented artists since 1987. Most of the artists represented by Galeria Pacifico share a diverse contemporary focus.
The unusual Galeria Caballito de Mar exhibits art that is a serious reflection of Mexico's cultural past. Antique Mexican jewelry, ceramics by Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art and unusual textiles are available at this unique gallery.
Galeria Uno is Vallarta's oldest gallery with a wide selection of contemporary art featuring more than 30 artists living and working in Mexico.
The Loft Galeria exhibits works of the finest contemporary artists of the Americas in an urban art gallery setting. This gallery helps individuals and corporations develop interesting valuable collections.
Galeria de Ollas is dedicated to showcasing fine pottery from Mata Ortiz Mexico. From the 400 ceramists in this town, Galeria de Ollas selects the most refined pieces for exhibit.
Rodo Padilla'sl sculptures reflect the optimistic hard-working mexican men, wide-hipped women with delightful femininity and the innocence of their children enjoying life.
PV Santana features sculptures of Ignacio Punzo, Mexico's renowned coppersmith, and Manuel Morales, a national treasure of high temperature ceramics. Also, the gallery shows the works of important mature painters.
Puerto Vallarta's Historic Center contains some of the most important restaurants in Mexico. The ArtWalk Association is proud to recommend the following restaurants: Trio, Cafe des Artistes, Hacienda San Angel, River Cafe, Si Sinor and India Gate. A perfect dinner will turn any ArtWalk gallery evening into a fantastic culinary art experience.
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