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Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Winter/Spring 2008 issue.

An amazing array of arts set out along a charming cobblestone street is what made the Bucerias Art Walk a triumph in its inaugural 2006-2007 year. This season the art walk in this Nayarit pueblo on the beach is back, with more artists, more events and more special plans designed to entice visitors to come enjoy the abundance of excellent talent and fine crafts that has quietly been evolving and growing in this delightful, laid-back town.

The spectacular success of last year’s evenings means added participants and additional festivities for 2007-2008. Musicians entertain at several spots along the way, and most venues serve wine and snacks. Walk the five fun blocks one way and take the free horse-pulled cart the other, and don’t miss the February 14 “Heart Walk,” when all contributors will design and present pieces involving hearts, with proceeds going to a local charity.

The creation and development of this “in-season” imaginative happening is due mainly to the energy and dedication of Christy Beguesse, a gallery owner and artist herself. After seeing the Puerto Vallarta Art Walk in 2005, she galvanized other businesses along Lazaro Cardenas and encouraged local artists to participate. She is determined to have Bucerias realize its potential as an art community.

“Bucerias lacks the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta,” Christy admits, but then points out that the slower pace in this “funky” town is probably what draws so many artisans and makes them so open and accessible. Everyone involved has been pleased with the response of the local artists, who appreciate the opportunity to show their work.

Spend a special evening enjoying abstract art, exquisite mosaics, bronze sculptures and stunning ceramics, along with Mexican crafts, delicate hand-made jewelry and dramatic oil paintings on a leisurely stroll under the stars in this seaside haven.