ART & CULTURE
Puerto Vallarta is an increasingly important destination for art and culture fans from around the world. Its historic Old Town is the perfect backdrop to inspire art lovers, and its vibrant art scene is reflected by the wealth of galleries, public sculptures and cultural festivals the city offers throughout the year.
Since its heyday in the '60s, with the arrival of Liz Taylor, Ava Gardner and Richard Burton to the set of Night of the Iguana, the town has attracted filmmakers, artists, sculptors, musicians and cultural enthusiasts alike. Puerto Vallarta is now a thriving cultural center that offers the best of traditional indigenous arts and culture mixed with leading-edge contemporary dance and modern art galleries.
The opening of the Teatro Vallarta, a 912-seat state-of-the-art theater in the city´s center, in spring of 2010 secured Vallarta´s place as a leading cultural center on Mexico´s Pacific Coast. The theater has hosted national and international shows, including the Russian State Ballet, the world renowned Filippa Giordano pop opera singer, and the spectacular must-see Fandango extravaganza. The theater also houses an exceptional modern art gallery featuring some of Mexico’s most up-and-coming talent.
Throughout the year there are various festivals paying homage to the environment, film, jazz (this one in its infancy), documentaries, and photography. Come and get acquainted with the artsy side of Vallarta!