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Art Takes Over the Urban Landscape in Puerto Vallarta

Alexis Velasco
Jun. 15, 2016
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From the hipster feel of Frida Kahlo images to the enigmatic charm of Mexican legendary actress Maria Félix—also known as La Doña—murals throughout Puerto Vallarta are enhancing the urban scene.

 

Several months ago, we began noticing an art initiative taking place throughout Puerto Vallarta looking to bring to life damaged urban spaces or unpainted walls, providing a fresh new look and feel to the city. Talented artists with diverse styles—most of them anonymous—have painted murals at different spots in town, providing locals and visitors with an unexpected outdoor gallery. We offer a curated selection of the latest works we’ve discovered as a sampling of all the wonderful creations displayed in our community, and also as an invitation for you to explore the city and share your favorites on social media using the hashtag #LovePV.

Have you snapped the new muse of the Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon?

A mural of the renowned Mexican actress María Félix, aka “La Doña,” has been painted on a wall under the Rio Cuale Pedestrian Bridge. The image seems to be a portrait of “Maclovia”, the character played by the actress in the eponymous film, released in 1948.

To read more about María Félix, please click here.

 

At the same spot, opposite to “La Doña” mural, a painting of the Mother Nature is also displayed featuring images of natural species living in the Banderas Bay.

Qué hermoso es el arte urbano. Estaba ausente porque estaba de vacaciones, súper aventuradas. ? en fin. Esta imagen es de Vallarta. ???❤️ me etiqueto @imxgine.dragxns._ @_.daxy.drxgons._ @jonasftedm el tag de 20 cosas sobre mí. Gracias chicos. Así que ¡Go! … 1.- En IG todos me conocen como Megumi, pero mi nombre de pila es Mayela. (Prefiero Megumi)? 2.- tengo una obsesión con las jirafas. ❤️ 3.-tengo una única y mejor amiga con la que tengo 18 años de amistad. ? 4.- odio el calor, el sol me agobia, por lo tanto me encanta estar encerrada en mi cueva de vampira. 5.- Amo y adoro los libros, siempre que puedo compro libros y adoro olfatearlos. ? 6.- mis comida favorita es la china y la Mexicana. ? 7.- mi música favorita es el Rap underground. 8.- sufro de ansiedad y depresión, por lo que es importante que tome medicamentos cuando no me puedo controlar. ? 9.- tiendo a discutir mucho y por cualquier cosa, vaya me gusta el debate. ? 10.- tengo 23 años y se me pueden ver más o menos, todo depende, avece me dicen que tengo 15 y otras que tengo 27 o 28. ? 11.- odio que las cosas no se hagan como yo quiero, tiendo a frustrarme, pero al final termino viendo el lado positivo. 12.- tengo un humor negro, por lo que a muchas personas no les caigo nada bien. 13.- me gusta morder a la gente. ? 14.- mi color favorito es el azul. 15.- tengo muchas mascotas, pero una en especial de nombre Sayuri, tiene 6 años y es el amor de mi vida. ?❤️?? 16.- mi sueño es poder viajar a Europa, conocer España y Francia en particular. 17.- mi redes sociales favoritas son Goodreads, Instagram y Whatsapp. 18.- tengo dos hermanos uno mayor con 26 años y otro menor con 19, o sea que soy el sándwich. O como dice mi papá “Maico la de en medio” ?? 19.- no me gusta ver la TV al menos que sea una serie o cuando quiero ver películas. 20.- escribo desde que tenía 16 años y mi meta es auto publicar mi libro de poemas e historias cortas. ?❤️ Dejo etiquetados. ??

Una foto publicada por Megumi Mendez (@megumi_loveread) el


These two murals were featured in “Art in 10 Unexpected Places,” an article that appeared in Vallarta Lifestyles’ February 2016 issue.

Not far from the Libramiento Overpass, in the Agua Azul neighborhood, a mural of legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is showcased. The image features a “toad” on the head of the artist, as a representation of her beloved, Diego Rivera, whose nickname was the name of this peculiar animal.

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to make a phone call from this unique public telephone located in the Puerto Vallarta’s Municipal Market?

Caminando me encontré #artstreet #phone #somewhere #artist #lovely #puertovallarta #arte

Una foto publicada por isabelaloved (@isabelaloved) el


Along Morelos Street in downtown Puerto Vallarta, unpainted walls have been restored with impressive works of arts, such as this black and white mystique mural that seems to be representing a prehispanic warrior.

Street scenes #postcardsfromtheworld #mexio #puertovallarta

Una foto publicada por Taysha Dishman (@taysha3548) el

A well-earned tribute to all the divers of the region is showcased at Lázaro Cárdenas Park in colonia Emiliano Zapata, representing the charisma and positive attitude of these locals, making a living from the sea.  

 

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