Galleries

Art VallARTa Studio and Classes

A relatively new collaborative space featuring the works of the their local studio artists and from around Mexico, as well as a variety of art classes and workshops including fused glass, ceramics, painting, pottery, watercolor and live model drawing. Offering plein air painting on playa Los Muertos beach each Tuesday morning from 9am-12pm, December to April with instructor Adrian Rojas. Also has an art supplies store with ceramic and glass kilns, pottery wheels, canvases, paints, natural and synthetic brushes, glazes and easels.

Address: South Side/Zona Romantica – 213 Pilitas 

Phone: +52 (322) 222-6473 ext 104

WEBSITE: http://artvallarta.com/

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Artesanias Watakame

A large selection of Huichol arts: yarn paintings, prayer bowls, alebrijes (handcrafted fantasy figures) from Oaxaca, masks, and beaded sculptures of such revered animal figures as deer, iguanas, turtles and tigers. The owners of this Puerto Vallarta art store have extensive knowledge of arte Huichol, Indian art and their culture. One of the best stores for indigenous native handicrafts or artesanias, and known for its personal attention by Hilda and her family.

Address: Central/Downtown – 327 Libertad 

Phone: +52 (322) 223-0773

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Contempo Galeria

One of the newer major art gallery in town, with very contemporary Puerto Vallarta artwork, paintings and bronze statues. Representing well-known and avant-garde Mexican artists such as Cecilia Garcia Amaro, Marilo Carral, Jesus Cantu, Abelardo Favela, Irma Griza, Meg Munro and Lucille Wong. Four new artists have recently joined the talented list at Contempo: Yoel Diaz Galvez (originally from Cuba), Alejandro Mondria, Luis Carlos, and Miguel Lopez Vazquez. An impressive and excellent collection on two levels. Contempo Gallery is located across Basilio Badillo from the Galleria Dante at the corner of Ignacio Vallarta street. Same owner and location as the old Adobe cafe. Friendly and knowledgeable service with owner Rodolfo Choperena Tiemann, who worked at the Dante gallery for 5 years.

Address: South Side/Old Town – 252 Basilio Badillo 

Phone: +52 (322) 223-1925

WEBSITE: www.galeriacontempo.com/

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 Dante Gallery

The Galleria Dante specializes in original works by contemporary sculptors and recasts of well known bronze statues as well as quite a large collection of paintings. More than 55 artists from throughout Mexico including Hector Buiges, Guillermo Brockmann, Oscar Capache, Gabriel Colunga, Rogelio Diaz, Guillermo Gomez, Jonás Gutiérrez, Juana Cortez Salazar, Rocio Sanchez and gay artists Jean-Gabriel Lambert and Alvaro Zardoni. An eclectic and interesting collection by Claire and Joe Guarniere, two of the more respected members of the local art community. Since 1995. Includes a painting and sculpture garden and fountains. In my estimation among the most vibrant and best of all Puerto Vallarta art galleries.

Address: South Side – 269 Basilio Badillo 

Phone: Tel: 222-2477, Cell: 044-322-229-6648, Vonage: 269-282-9550

WEBSITE: www.galleriadante.com/

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 Galeria Corsica

Contemporary fine Mexican art exclusively, with one of the largest and more impressive collections of paintings, sculpture and art objects in town. Representing such artists as Yanira Bustamante, Rocio Caballero, Antonio Castro, Manuel Felguerez, Diego Luz, Jorge Marin, Xavier Esqueda and Ulices Licea. Founded by partners Jean Pierre Renucci and Jose A. Villavicencio in 2002 and “dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Mexican artists”.

Address: Central – 756 Guadalupe Sanchez at Leona Vicario 

Phone: Tel: 223-1821, 222-9260

WEBSITE: www.galeriacorsica.com

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 Galeria Indigena

PV art store with an extensive collection from various indigenous cultures of Mexico: dance and ceremonial masks, handcrafted Oaxacan black clay pottery by Zapotec indians, unique Day of the Dead items in ceramic and paper mache, sacred Huichol Indian bead and yarn work, hand blown glass, Nahua Indian lacquer art from Guerrero, religious arts and figures, majolica pottery from Tlaxcala and talavera ceramic pieces from Puebla with some 800 designs, Mata Ortiz pottery, as well as extraordinary bark paper etchings by internationally-known Nahua artist Nicolas de Jesus.

Address: Central – 628 Juarez 

Phone: Tel: 223-0800, 222-3007

FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/Galería-Indígena

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 Galeria de Ollas

Beautiful Mexican pottery from the village of Mata Ortiz in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico (see two photos at page bottom) made in the same manner as the inhabitants of the ancient city of Paquime 500 years ago. These beautiful polychrome ceramics with their meticulously crafted designs reflect much of the pre-Columbian culture’s mythology, with modern designs and style, and the Galeria de Ollas (since 1998) has a great selection, some of the best in town.

Address: Downtown/el Centro – 176 Corona 

Phone: Tel: 223-1045

WEBSITE: https://galeriadeollas.com/

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 Galeria Omar Alonso

This gay-owned Puerto Vallarta art gallery has mainly dedicated its space to antique and contemporary photography, engraving and sculpture. Photos and pieces have been displayed by artists such as Anderson & Low, Flor Garduño, Gabriel Figueroa, Michal Macku, Rodrigo Moya, and Luis Gonzalez Palma from Guatemala, one of the most successful Latin American photographers today. Galeria Omar Alonso is across the street from restaurant Cafe des Artistes.

Address: Central – 249 Leona Vicario 

Phone: Tel: 222-5587

WEBSITE: http://www.galeriaomaralonso.com/

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