Discover the Nuevo Cine Mexicano: Five Films You Must Rent
: Attend your local cineplex and, if you pay attention to film credits, you'll find an increasing number of incredibly talented Mexican artists contributing in many different capacities to high-grossing films.
Behind the Scenes at a Talavera Factory
: As you discover Puerto Vallarta, it is difficult to miss the ubiquitous oval-shaped ceramic door signs outside many of its buildings, or the square hand-painted tiles that adorn their different rooms, or the ornate plant holders, picture frames, plates, mugs and even bathroom sinks available for sale in many of our gift shops. This is talavera.
Public Art an Appealing Peninsula Feature
: Happily, the folks behind the Peninsula residential and commercial development share the vision of Puerto Vallarta as a thriving art destination, incorporating colorful fresh pieces into their exciting new shopping center.
South Side Hot Spot
: We dare you, double dare you, to say the name Basilio Badillo to the person next to you without hesitating — or peeking at its syllabic pronunciation below. Because this happening north-south street, also coined “Restaurant Row” and “Calle de los Cafés,” is one you will definitely want to discover again and again.
Best Budding Filmmakers: The Vía Team
: Can you picture a world in which technology dissolves all frontiers between its inhabitants? Local college students Sandra Briones, Alejandro Félix and Jesús Aguirre asked themselves that very same question when they heard of a world-wide short film competition offered by Microsoft last year. (Video)
New sculpture soon to grace the Malecon
: Talent and enthusiasm attract more of the same. So it’s not surprising that expatriate sculptor Jim Demetro, who has some 35 life-size sculptures on display throughout the US, would dedicate his first installation here to our beloved cultural ambassadors, the Xiutla folkloric dance troupe.
Food for Both Body and Soul
: Puerto Vallarta is a sensualist’s dream. Neither sight, sound, touch, smell nor taste is ignored in the natural and man-made beauty that surrounds us. The surf’s symphonic rush, the sun’s majestic descent, and the flora’s amazing spectrum of hues combine with palate-titillating cuisine and soul-stirring works of art at several of its finest restaurants to delight even the most seasoned epicure.
The Heart of Collecting
: Vallarta is amassing an impressive collection of art collectors, and “Lifestyles” has interviewed a number of them for previous articles. The collectors featured in this issue let their interests take them far afield, and the galleries
Art Shapes Puerto Vallarta's Future
: In all its manifestations - fashion, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, painting, poetry, writing, the list is endless - art is now firmly integrated into the fabric of this place, playing a leading role in our social and cultural lives.
Open Doors & Hidden Places - Six Art Collectors in Puerto Vallarta
: In Puerto Vallarta, art collectors find a different milieu. Here gallery owners and artists alike open right up. Gallery goers become friendly faces. Galleries become places of discovery, not alienation. For six Americans visiting or retiring in the city, that warmth has opened doors to places they've never been before.
Emerging and Evolving: Prominent Vallarta Art Since the Fifties
: Search for the first "school of art" in Puerto Vallarta and you'll find a boy working in his father's store with wax crayons, pencils and Indian ink.
The Art of Buying Art
: In order for the potential art buyer to be better informed - or at least able to talk the talk - we've invited a panel of local experts to share some tips.
The Evolution of Art in Vallarta
: Beginning with a single gallery in 1971 to over twenty in this, the galleries and their artists have grown to bring a wealth of culture and appreciation to the community.
Vallarta’s Vibrant Art Scene
: If you appreciate beauty, you’re in the right place, Puerto Vallarta renowned for both its stunning natural setting and an abundance of creative energy that manifests in a wide variety of intriguing art forms found nowhere else.
Monumental Oceanfront Art Invites Your Touch
: You can’t really say you’ve been to Puerto Vallarta unless you’ve experienced the Malecon and all it offers.
Let's Go on a Downtown Art Walk
: There are several of these memorable and different-every-time events this season and even more galleries participating.
Twelve Distinguished Artists of Vallarta
: In preparation for our annual art issue, we conducted a survey among the owners of Vallarta’s many art galleries to determine which artists should be featured this year.
Art for Pleasure's Sake
: If you’ve lost even one of your shirts in recent stock market debacles, you might plan differently in the future, putting some of your money into a more reliable investment – art.