Puerto Vallarta has for decades been famous not only because of its beaches, dining, nightlife, and ecotourism but also due to its bustling cultural life and innumerable art galleries. The Puerto Vallarta Malecon is now more of an open-air sculpture gallery seaside promenade. With each high season, the very active art scene goes into overdrive with the weekly "open house" Puerto Vallarta Historic Center ArtWalk, when the top-dog galleries display a mix of traditional and cutting-edge art both Mexican & International.
The 2019 season starts off every Wednesday from 6 to 10 pm from October 30th till May 27th, 2020. This is the 24th edition of the PV Art Walk that features a self-guided schedule that includes 16 galleries in the city's historic center. They serve up cocktails to accompany some of the most innovative of Mexico contemporary art - and sometimes even having the artists themselves on hand.
Here's a list of the participating galleries with relevant information:
The Art Boys, David E. Brown and Santiago Redmond, invite you to experience the art and artists of Browne Galeria. It's their wish to connect Puerto Vallarta and the world, to the poetry of colors and stories within the textures and narratives in every movement and gesture in our artists' contemporary works. They believe that art is for everyone and can belong to anybody. With this goal in mind, Galeria Browne offers interior design and art curation services, with you over 15 years of experience.
Whether it's buying your first piece through the Red-E Club (an art layaway program) or adding new pieces to your growing collection, they hope you join them on this journey to see the world differently, love each other more colorfully, resist oppression peacefully, and live life a little more artfully.
CRISTI FER ART STUDIO
Cristi Fer Art Studio since 1989 is the home of artists Cristiana Mar and Fernando González. Internationally recognized and collected painters with an innovative approach and experimental attitude.
Their work and topics extend from realistic, magic realism, expressionistic to abstract. A love for Mexican culture and landscapes is a subtle undertone.
Buy directly in the artist’s studio. In this creative space, the two painters offer classes and the well-recognized “One Painting in One Day” © workshop designed for all levels of painting experience.
Diseño Natural, creators of custom functional art, furniture, home accessories, sculpture, jewelry and more! We use only the most quality natural materials, such as Mexican exotic hardwoods of Parota, Guamuchil, Brazil and Barcino mixed with various gem stones of Agate, Amethyst, Pyrite, Quartz, Blue Lapis as well as Mexican Onyx and Freshwater Shell. Our specialty is combining these materials with modern elements, such as resins, stainless steel and LED light technology. By inlaying the various gem stones into our wood furniture pieces we backlight with LED lights to create some of the most unique pieces available! Here at Diseño Natural we are also proud to house works of other talented local and recognized painters, and sculptors. We also carry handmade jewelry from the mines of Mexico such as the Mina de Eden of Zacatecas and handmade Barro Negro collection from Oaxaca.
We welcome you all to come browse our beautiful gallery space Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm or for a special Art Walk evening, enjoying some live saxaphone, art and cocktails on us!
- Address: Guadalupe Sánchez 717, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: (322) 178-2026
GALERÍA CABALLITO DE MAR
Galería Caballito de Mar presents a rare, extensive collection of Mexican vintage and antique jewelry, textiles, and ceramics.
In particular renowned Mexican silversmiths from 1910 to 1980 and ceramic artisans who have achieved the distinction of Grandes Maestros de México are on display. The intent of the gallery is to showcase art that is a serious reflection of México's cultural past.
Matilde Eugenia Poulat (Matl)
Margot van Voohies Carr
(Margot de Taxco)
Hilario Alejos Madrigal
José Bernabé Campechano
Elena Felipe Félix
Alfonso Castillo Orta
Nicasio Pajarito González
Gorky González Quiñones
Florentino Jimón Barra
Ángel Santos Juárez
Juan Jorge Wilmot Mason
Colectika Ancestral Contemporary Art Gallery: Modern technology has given villages once virtually cut off from the outside world access to new ideas and materials.
Simple, almost primitive carvings and paintings are being replaced by more intricate designs as Indigenous and Mexican folk artists alike are discovering new ways of expressing their ancient traditions and beliefs.
GALERÍA CÓRSICA I & CÓRSICA II
For its new location, Galería Corsica chose what used to be the house of renowned Puerto Vallarta artist Jesús Tellosa, just across the street from Café des Artistes and half of a block away from where it used to be.
Corsica features works of art (painting and sculpture) carefully selected by experienced inter-national collector and curator Jean Pierre Renucci, with more than 30 years working in the field. All of the artists featured at Galería Corsica boast an excellent curriculum of international scope and their works are part of important private and public collections in Mexico and the rest of the world.
Galería Corsica I: Manuel Felguerez, Leonora Carrington, Xavier Esqueda, Flor Minor, Miguel Carrillo, Agustín Castro López, Alberto Castro Leñero, Jose Castro Leñero, Nunik Sauret, Ricardo Fernandez, Rodrigo de la Sierra, Flavio Díaz, Carlos Vivar, David Gutierrez, Victor Hugo Castañeda, Marcos Alvarez, Ana Fuentes, Joy Laville, Ernesto Alvarez.
Galería Corsica II: Benjamín Dominguez, Roger Van Gunten, Vicente Rojo, Antonio Castro López, Rocío Caballero, Carlos Oviedo, Teresa Zimbrón, Teresa Cito, Antonio Luquín, Hartwig Rhode, Mozzilandre, Cecilia Bojorquez, Joaquin Barrios, Victoria Goren, Yanira Bustamante, Gabriela Macotela, Irma Palacios, Marco Palomeque.
- Address: Guadalupe Sanchez 756, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: +52 (322) 128 1467
GALERÍA DE OLLAS
Exclusively dedicated to showcasing the fine pottery of Mata Ortiz, Mexico. This little town in the middle of the desert in Chihuahua State is the hometown to about 300 ceramists who create a unique art form from clay. Each piece is painstakingly hand-built from coils and painted free-hand with great refinement.
It all started when a 15 year old boy, Juan Quezada who lived in Mata Ortiz, left school to help his family by gathering wood in the nearby mountains. As he wandered across the plains, he found shards of ancient pottery, so he began his quest to make pottery the way it had been done by the ancient peoples of Paquimé. In 1971 after 15 years of observations, experimentation, trial and error, Juan succeeded. He had recreated the whole pottery making process.
Galería de Ollas was established in February 1998 and since then has been dedicated to displaying and selling the works of the finest Mata Ortiz potters.
- Address: Corona 176, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: +52 (322) 223-1045
Opened in 1987 by its owner/director, Gary Thompson, it has presented an eclectic blend of highly talented and acknowledged artists, mostly Mexican and primarily sharing a diverse contemporary focus, but ranging in age from the mid-thirties to the late eighties.
The prestigious Frommer's Guide to Mexico has recommended Galería Pacífico as "one of the best galleries in Mexico."
- Address: Aldama 174, 2nd floor, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: +52 (322) 222-1982
GALERIA SERGIO BUSTAMANTE
Painter, sculptor and designer, his work is known worldwide for its originality.
Although Sergio Bustamante was born in Culiacán in 1949, his relationship with Jalisco has been very close. Orphan of father and mother, he studied Architecture at the University of Guadalajara, he soon discovered that his calling was in the arts, and began to make representations of suns, moons, mermaids, snails, fish and fantastic beings. In the late 1960's he opened his first store in Tonalá in a garage, and had his first exhibition was at the Misrachi Gallery in Mexico City.
The fantastic imagination expressed in his works brought him worldwide success, which has allowed him to open galleries in the United States, Russia and Japan, among other countries. In 1975, Bustamante opened his workshop in Tlaquepaque, where he works anything from ceramics and carpentry to jewelry. By 1987 he published his book El México by Sergio Bustamante with texts by the writer Juan José Arreola. In 2005, he received the Mr. Amigo Award in Brownsville, Texas, and recently won the Sinaloa Arts Award.
Sergio Bustamante does not care if he is called an artist or a craftsman, what he finds important is to work by vocation, having it arise freely. He currently has a gallery in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, on Independencia street, in front of the Regional Ceramic Museum.
Recurring themes in his work are triangular faces and well shaped bodies smiling at the visitors. Whether tables, cast-iron furniture, canvases, brass, bronze, resin or papier-mâché, Sergio Bustamante's art expands without limit, recently reaching bag, wallets, shoes and scarves. His greatest inspiration are books, with authors such as Philip Roth, Samuel Bellow and Milan Kundera among his favorite.
Galería Uno was honored and celebrated in 2012 for it's contribution to art and culture for the past 41 years in Puerto Vallarta. This prestigious gallery is located downtown one block from the Malecon on Morelos and Corona streets.
Exhibiting the works of over 30 artists living and working in Mexico features artists that include Arturo Rivera, Vladimir Cora, Sergio Garval, Diego Ayala, Jose Guerrero, Yolanda Marroqui, Claudia Nery, Manuel Martinez, among others established young artists. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to assist you in your selected art purchase in this charming and spacious area.
"2009 LOD is born". Our work is an extension of who we are. Family, heart, quality, uniqueness and a strong connection in our designs. We manage only natural gemstones focusing on Colombian emerald, Mexican opal, among others. Our jewels reflect the art and commitment we have towards our clients.
- Address: Corona 164, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: (322) 178-2349
ONLY ONE JEWELRY
Only One Jewelry Designs opened in Puerto Vallarta in June 2016.
Jewelry designs using beads, gemstones, pendants, and more; along with a variety of metals to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Our designer and goldsmith, Jorge Víctor Pérez, signs the pieces.
- Address: Guadalupe Sánchez 778, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: (322) 263-4942
Exhibiting the world's most complete collection of original culture posters from Central Europe including Movies, Theater, Travel, Music, Dance, Sports, Opera, Jazz, Circus, and Political.
Presenting award-winning artists from the last 100 years.
Rosenberg Collection founder served as Board Director, International Vintage Poster Dealers Association, Author, Art Consultant and Speaker on poster design.
Executive Producer movie documentary Freedom on the Fence shown at Museum Modern Art, NY & many film festivals.
- Address: Leona Vicario 233, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
- Phone: +521 (415) 115-4616
THE LOFT GALERÍA
It is the mission of founder John Strawn to present exhibitions featuring works of the finest contemporary and modern artists of the Americas and beyond.
At The Loft, in a setting evoking the great traditional urban Art Spaces and located in the heart of the historic gallery zone of Puerto Vallarta, respect and passion for Art is reflected in the manner of its selection and presentation.
The Loft Galeria is also proud to present a selection of unique and beautiful jewelry for the discerning collector.
As independent art dealers and advisors, the gallery provides value in assisting individuals and corporations in developing their collections with personalized and confidential service.
Art Walk Participating Galleries
Art Walk Participating Galleries