By Julieta Del Toro
The need to foster and showcase Puerto Vallarta art and culture has been the principal driving force behind the creation of the Marina Vallarta Festival, scheduled to begin this Friday, the 3rd of December.
Laura Maíz, the project coordinator, is part of the residents association of the Marina. She and her neighbors who call this characteristic area of the city home saw the necessity to create an event that would bring new life to the Marina by spreading art and culture. In the words of the coordinator, the festival hopes to highlight the tourist attractions in the Marina while celebrating art in its many different forms.
In its first phase (since after Spring Break) the events will take place every Friday starting the 3rd of December from 5:00-10:00pm. If the turnout is satisfactory and public support is high, it will become a weekly event.
The festival is supported by the Subdirección de Arte y Cultura de Puerto Vallarta, the Regional Director of the Secretary of Tourism of the state of Jalisco, and the hotels, restaurants and residents of the Marina.
This Friday will feature a ballet show and music, as well as painting, photography, and sculpture exhibits. It will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the arts in this marvelous location.