The Second International Forum of Sculptors will be held in Puerto Vallarta from November 12-24, 2018, once again bringing national and international artists together to create the public art works that enrich the cultural and artistic heritage of our city.

Five of the thirteen large-format sculptures created during last November's 'First International Forum of Sculptors,' organized by the University of Guadalajara's Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta), were donated to Puerto Vallarta and installed in public spaces throughout the municipality in September of this year.

"Puerto Vallarta is an open-air gallery, a place where art and culture are intertwined with tourism in the city," he said, adding that sculptures not only adorn the Malecón and other popular tourist zones, but also public spaces in the colonias that now house the works created during the First International Forum of Sculptors and that, today, give identity to these areas of the municipality.

The rector of the CUCosta, Marco Antonio Cortés Guardado, said that this second edition reaffirms the purposes of this project: to offer a first-class educational opportunity to the student community, to contribute to the artistic heritage of the city, and to improve the urban landscape with works that become a collective reference point and focal points of community identity.

He added that some of this year's projects will be created at the location where they will be placed due to size and weight, given that the sculptures will be made from stainless steel and concrete, and some of them will measure up to 7 meters high. He said that the CUCosta team worked in a coordinated manner with the Puerto Vallarta Public Works and Social Development Departments to determine the best places to display the sculptures that will be created during this second edition of the International Sculptors' Forum.

Source: Banderas News

Puerto Vallarta ArtWalk Logo 2018

The 2018-2019 Vallarta ArtWalk season kicked off on October 31, 2018 and is set to be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm through May 29, 2019 at twelve participating galleries in the city's historic center.

Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has become a very important art center, with more galleries than any other Mexican coastal destination. An important contribution to Puerto Vallarta's art scene is the Centro Historico ArtWalk which, this season, is celebrating its 23rd year of spotlighting the downtown area's many fine galleries. Featuring art in all mediums - paintings, sculptures, fine ceramics and jewelry - the purpose of the art walk is to provide a pleasant atmosphere for art collectors, art patrons, local residents and interested visitors to discover the great variety and exceptional quality of art available here.

Both local and international artists will display their work within these galleries and, since all the galleries on the Puerto Vallarta ArtWalk are located in the city's historic downtown area, walking from one gallery to another is an easy, enjoyable experience. The Centro Historico ArtWalk is not a guided tour and there is no admission fee. You are free to start at any gallery on the list and spend as much time as you wish at each one. This is also an excellent way to meet new people, visit with old friends, and get to know the wide variety of artists who present their creations in the different galleries.

A free brochure with information about the Centro Historico ArtWalk and a map to the participating galleries is available at most all of the major hotels, businesses and galleries in town, read more here: Historic Center ArtWalk, Puerto Vallarta

Source: Banderas News

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The event will take place on Friday, November 16th at the Jardín Palmeiras in Nuevo Vallarta.

Karen Souza, one of the leading singers in the world of contemporary jazz, is headlining the 1st Riviera Nayarit Jazz Festival 2018 with her Velvet Vault Tour, offering top hits from her musical repertoire. The organizers shared event details during a press conference. In addition to Souza, two local artists will be part of the lineup: Santiago Venegas and the Blue Birds, represented by their singer, Lozana Díaz.

Israel Guerrero, managing director of the organizing committee, reiterated that although the concert was originally billed for tourists and foreign residents, it was a refreshing surprise to see how interested the local youths were in attending, as well. Jesús Carmona, president of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association, indicated diversity is very important for the destination and the Riviera Nayarit works on a daily basis to achieve it via musical, sporting, and cultural events, as well as by hosting important conventions. This is why the CVB continually supports and encourages diversity within the destination's activities.

Silvia Duarte, Groups and Events manager for the Riviera Nayarit CVB, announced that 30% of the concert ticket sales will be earmarked for the victims of hurricane Willa in northern Nayarit, including the towns of Tuxpan, Tecuala, Acaponeta, and San Blas.

Source: Banderas News


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The 2018 Puerto Vallarta Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival is set to take place from 2-10 pm on Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18 at the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura on La Isla Rio Cuale.

Come out and sample more than 50 styles and varieties of beer made by Banderas Bay area breweries: Los Cuentos (PV), Los Muertos Brewing (PV), Yambak (Sayulita), Ameca River (PV), Buclas (Bucerías); guest brewers Barrio Chico, Steinbock, Minerva, Vinomika from Guadalajara; Euro Cervezas from Mexico City, and Jalisco's Autlan Brewery.

This year, for the first time, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the centuries-old tradition of crafting artisan beers from master brewers, like the director of the Brewery Du Mouline, who was recently featured at the Festival Octenbulle de Boucheville in Montreal, Canada. There will also be plenty of food stands offering culinary delights that range from traditional Mexican specialties like tacos, ceviches, aguachiles and birria to Los Muertos Brewing Company's famous pizzas, artisanal ice cream, flavored water and more.

All of this is complemented by live music, an art exhibition with works inspired by artisanal beers, a children's play area and lots of fun. 

Source: Banderas News


In collaboration with Panthera México and several local organizations the Vallarta Botanical Garden is a regional focal point for Mexico's first-ever countrywide celebration of Mes del Jaguar.

On November 1, Garden staff and volunteers installed a visual exhibit on jaguars with stunning images and interpretive texts to learn from and inspire us to conserve the forests that these magnificent beasts depend upon. Photos and narrative explain jaguar's spectacular strength agility and remarkable abilities in hunting, climbing, swimming and more - but also how threatened their forests and habitat corridors have become in recent years. The exhibition also illuminates the cultural importance of jaguars here in Mexico and especially the reverence that many indigenous peoples reserve for them.

The exhibition's inaugural celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 with fun-filled and informative activities for families, friends & individuals. This is an especially great time to meet and interact with artists and biologists involved in jaguar research, conservation, and awareness. The educational talk starting at 1:00 pm will include information about the Garden's recently launched Jaguar Monitoring Programin collaboration with Panthera México, Alianza Jaguar / Proyecto Jaguar, and Viva Natura.

The Garden thanks these organizations and their hardworking staff and volunteers for their help in making this month-long celebration possible. A special thank-you also goes out from the Garden to the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, contributing artists (Brewster Brockmann and Ernesto Paulsen), and to the sponsors of our jaguar monitoring and jaguar exhibition.

Source: Banderas News