To show the artistic and cultural diversity of local artists, the municipal president of Puerto Vallarta, Arturo Dávalos Peña inaugurated the collective exhibition ‘Casabierta’.
The exhibit will be open until December 18 and will be a cultural space where the works of its creators are exhibited and sold, without intermediaries, explained the mayor, while thanking the owner of the property, Luis Angarita Mayorga, for his willingness to host the project.
Through the Union of Owners of Fincas Urbanas AC, other spaces are sought to continue with these activities and thereby bring the historic center to life and show the works of the artists. In addition, he said that work is being done so that Puerto Vallarta has a quality museum, where there are exhibitions of three or five months so that all people can enjoy both national and international artists.
He stressed that tourism goes hand in hand with art and culture, so he reiterated that Puerto Vallarta is an open-air gallery, since along the boardwalk people can observe works of art that have been made by famous sculptors, who have left a bit of their soul and heart in this tourist destination.
He recognized the work of the head of the Vallartense Institute of Culture, Marina de los Santos Álvarez, as well as the work of the entire team of this organization to make Casabierta today a reality.
In turn, Marina de los Santos, indicated that in just 21 days of the ‘Casabierta’ call, it was possible to completely fill the 9-room estate with 195 exhibited works, 25 sculptures, 22 photos, 87 oils and acrylics, 37 Mixed paper, as well as 24 graphic works, which were made by local artists.
The excellent response to this project is irrefutable proof of the need to show the creativity of a living and thriving city that deserves decent spaces, so ‘Casabierta’ is a totally inclusive initiative and a showcase of the multiple proposals in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and engraving.
Luis Angarita Mayorga, owner of the property that is hosting the collective exhibition ‘Casabierta’, said he is happy to contribute with a grain of sand to the culture of the city, and in turn Edmundo Andrade Romo, head of the Department of Arts, Education and Humanities of the University Center of the Coast, said that Puerto Vallarta has the capacity to organize this type of projects at the height of international events, working in government, business, society and university teams in clear projects that benefit everyone.
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José de Jesús Palacios Bernal, president of the Union of Urban Property Owners of Puerto Vallarta AC, said that local people, mainly the inhabitants of the center, celebrate that the Municipal Government, through the Institute of Culture, are providing this area of the municipality with cultural spaces, being a new attraction for tourists and locals, thereby reactivating the first square of the city.
In this inauguration, there were also some aldermen, among them Cecilio López Fernández, Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez and Carmina Palacios Ibarra, among other guests, who accompanied the mayor on a tour of this cultural space.
Visitors may view the exhibit at Abasolo 239, El Centro, and will be open on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.