Puerto Vallarta is an art mecca where artists from all over show their work in the many galleries. One thing we do every week is hit the galleries, checking out the art scene and then going for a cocktail and dinner afterwards. It truly is a cultural event.
Now that high season is fast approaching, the art galleries in Centro Historico are getting ready to start wednesday evening Artwalk, a self guided tour of 13 galleries all within a few block radius of each other. The maps are found everywhere, just keep your eyes open for them in any gallery or store you may be shopping in. But if you go to Artwalks website at www.vallartaartwalk.com, you can view the most recent map.
Artwalk is free, a price we all enjoy, and many galleries serve wine and snacks while you peruse around the gallery. This is a great chance to see the many talented artists works from all over but mostly Mexico. In fact, last december we purchased a beautiful painting at Galeria Corsica from an artist who resides in Yalepa, a small fishing village just south of Vallarta.
There are also many restaurants to stop into when you have had your fill of the art world. I highly recommend Cafe Des Artistes, Hacienda San Angel or Mama Rosa.