It’s not for nothing that the word "art" is embedded in the name Puerto Vallarta! With the exception of the capital, Puerto Vallarta has more important art galleries than anywhere else in Mexico. Artists from around the world gravitate to Puerto Vallarta’s beauty, which they mirror in their work – fashion, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, painting, poetry, writing, the list is endless. And the Huichol Indians, who live deep in the mountains around Puerto Vallarta as they have for centuries, enliven the local art scene with their culturally meaningful yarn and bead art. Providing an excellent overview of what’s available, the Downtown Art Walks are held biweekly late October through April. To find out exactly where any of these galleries are situated, visit our Maps page.
And for other cultural and recreational activities, please check our main What To Do page!
Would you like to see your business listed in this directory? Click here for more information.
: Run by restaurateurs/gallery owners Laura and Jack Barrett, two-story Galería Ambos on Basilio Badillo St. opened its doors in November 2011, committed to showcasing fine local and international artists.
: This new Galleria Dante spinoff features the works of three Jalisco sculptors, Guillermo Gomez, Oscar Zamarripa and Israel Zzepda, who now have a separate space to showcase their works, which, collectively, have been exhibited in Puerto Vallarta for over 78 years.
: Kevin Simpson of Peyote People ups the ante, as far as Mexican folk arts are concerned, by creating Colectika, a separate gallery space devoted exclusively to a new generation of artists who combine traditional arts with new materials, ideas and technological influences.
: Open since October 2010, Galería Contempo features paintings and sculptures by a new generation of Mexican contemporary artists, many of whom have not previously exhibited their work in Puerto Vallarta.
Galería Omar Alonso
: With more than 20 years’ experience as an art gallery director, Omar Alonso founded his own gallery in 2000. With a passion for contemporary art, his principal focus is on international artists whose diverse practices include photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, video and installations.
: Gary Thompson founded Galeria Pacifico in 1987 and since then has been providing a refined blend of sculptures and paintings of a collectible level by leading Mexican artists and foreigners residing in Mexico.
Galerie des Artistes
: The eclectic display of objets d’art draws you from room to room until you find the perfect piece for that special place in your home. The exhibit ranges from decorative items to Evelyne Boren's paintings to extraordinary masterpieces by some of the all-time masters.
: A must visit! Having celebrated its 15-year Anniversary in 2010, Gallería Dante is Vallarta's largest and most eclectic gallery, residing in an old hacienda with an outdoor sculpture garden. They feature the works of more than 50 artists, ranging from museum quality to emerging.
Marta Gilbert Galería
: Located in the heart of Vallarta’s El Centro gallery district, Galería Marta Gilbert showcases the works of one of Puerto Vallarta’s most endearing artists. The gallery complements its permanent exhibitions with those of important local and international artists.