October 29th is the date of the first Puerto Vallarta Old Town Art Walk of the 2009-2009 season. The folletos are printed and distributed all over town. All of the 16 participating galleries will be decorated with a theme of Day of the Dead, which is celebrated in Mexico every November 1st and 2nd, and some galleries, such as Corsica Galería, will display altars.
Galería Vallarta will feature paintings by Anita Rodriguez, the artist who specializes in art showing skeletons in all sorts of whimsical poses, but with lots of symbolism. Anita shows in New Mexico and lives in Guanajuato. Also featured will be paintings on the Dia de los Muertos theme by Cristobal and others.
Corona Galería will feature “Catrinas de Onate”, paintings related to el Dia de los Muertos.
Christmas and New Year’s weeks, the Art Walk will be on Fridays, December 26 and January 2 instead of on Wednesdays.
The Puerto Vallarta Art Walk will be held every Wednesday night from 6 to 10 pm through the end of May. Only on Christmas and New Year’s week will we change the day to Friday. All galleries are open to the public each Wednesday evening and most serve refreshments, wine, beer, Hors D’oeuvres… Featured artists are often present.