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Purchasing Art Supplies in Puerto Vallarta

Published Feb 8, 2007 - (Updated Dec 11, 2012)


Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Winter/Spring 2007 issue.

Art supplies in Vallarta are available primarily through two sources: Mexico Magico (formerly Xochitl) at Juarez 534 (222-5776), which is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 8 pm; and Pro-arte at Mexico 1197-A (across from Casa Ley, no telephone), which is open 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 1:30 pm on Saturdays. Among the offerings in the two stores you can find acrylic, oil and watercolor paints, along with paints for use on glass and clothing, and a selection of brushes, palettes, sketch pads, palette knives, canvases, bark and watercolor paper, pencils, and blank ceramic and wood pieces, among other items. Mexico Magico can sometimes order items if they don’t have them on hand. Guadalajara, a five-hour bus ride from Vallarta, offers a few more options. In general, it is best to bring or have a friend hand-carry supplies from the USA and Canada. Alternatively you can modify what you use.

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