Puerto Vallarta Street Art
The street art of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
When I vacationed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I was delighted to discover an amazing selection of street art. I wrote about the pieces I came across in the 5 de Diciembre neighbourhood in my post Puerto Vallarta Street Art: Exploring 5 de Diciembre. Murals cover the buildings around the Cuale Cultural Center on Isla Cuale. I highlighted those in my post Isla Cuale: Island Oasis in Puerto Vallarta. But there was still more street art to be found throughout Puerto Vallarta.
Note: the mural at the top of the post is a self-portrait by Ana Pacheco.
In my post of street art in Puerto Vallarta’s 5 de Diciembre neighbourhood, I highlighted pieces that were part of the Restore Coral Mural Project. Restore Coral is an organization working for the restoration of reef systems in Mexico. The Mural Project raises awareness through urban art. Restore Coral murals can be found throughout Puerto Vallarta and other places in Mexico.
More Restore Coral murals can be found at the east end of Lazaro Cadenas Park in the Romantic Zone.
I discovered more Restore Coral murals as well as some other murals in the parking lot behind the Food Park at Francisco Medina Ascencio 2540.
I first learned of Adrian Takano at an art exhibition at Art VallARTa, where he had some paintings for sale and where his mural of a boy with paint brushes is on the wall of one of the studio areas. Adrian Takano is a self-taught artist originally from Mexico City now living in Puerto Vallarta. I had the opportunity to watch him put the finishing touches on a mural in the playground of a children’s shelter. I captured a few seconds of that in the following video.
The piece in the above video is in private courtyard and therefore not accessible to the general public. However, there are several other pieces of Takano’s work on the streets of Puerto Vallarta. (He also has murals in other parts of Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia.)
Adrian Takano also has a mural on a wall inside craft brewery Monzon Brewery Co.
Puerto Vallarta is full of vibrant street art. Like street art everywhere it ever changes as new pieces are created and old ones fade or are painted over.
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I’m a big fan of street art so I’ve been enjoying these posts. Suspect I’d get hit by a car if I was walking around Puerto Vallarta because the art on the walls would have my full attention.
Ken, I did run into the middle of the street several times to get a better view of the art, but I checked for traffic first.
The street art in Puerto Vallarta is so beautiful and plentiful. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos with us.
Sue, I really enjoyed the street art in Puerto Vallarta and am delighted to share it.
Love all the street art in PV. Since we will be there next year, I will make it a point to select my top 10 and feature them in a post, too!
Carol, there may some wonderful new pieces as well next year. I look forward to seeing your top 10.
I love street art. I don’t recall seeing any on our recent trip to Mexico. Next time we will have to include Puerto Vallarta on our itinerary. In the meantime I am pinning this to my street art board.
Lyn, I haven’t been to many other places in Mexico and don’t know about the street art in other places. What I have noticed in general over the last few years is that street art is becoming more prominent and more impressive all over.
I never get tired of looking at street art, Donna. Thx for sharing more from Puerto Vallarta. Definitely one of my favourite destinations.
Doreen, Puerto Vallarta certainly has a lot going for it as a tourist destination.
What an art treasure trove Puerto Vallarta is! I am always amazed by the talent these artists possess! Thank you for sharing more of this city’s art offerings!
Marilyn, I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I too am amazed at the talent.
Incredible collection of street art in Puerto Vallarta. It must really brighten up the neighborhoods! I love to walk in cities to get a feel for the destination and can see this would be a spot I would really enjoy.
Alison, it does indeed brighten up the neighbourhoods.
Falta el reconocimiento de Ana Pacheco quien pintó su auto retrato con mi hijo en brazos en un mural y que aparece en la portada de esta página. Saludos