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Travel Advisor: Vanessa Cole

The owner of the company, Vanessa Cole, lived in Puerto Vallarta for 10 years and Cancun for 2 years. She has worked in Luxury Villa Rentals since 2001.

Puerto Vallarta: Where The City Celebrates Art

The Office of Cultural Projects – OPC

We are very lucky to have the Ofincia de Proyectos Culturales here in Puerto Vallarta. This organization is only three years old and yet has made a considerable impact in the community. Located at 598 Juarez Street, two short blocks in El Centro off the Malecón, OPC embraces all types of art and expression. Puerto Vallarta has welcomed the discourse brought about by OPC with hearty approval. Contributors include architects, educators, curators, writers and artists of all mediums, the focus being local and global.

In the past three years the OPC has graced Puerto Vallarta with an impressive number of events. Their exhibitions have been extremely successful and well attended; they have presented instructive and enlightening workshops for local children and hosted informative music and literary affairs. This year, they opened their garden to the public for music and literary evens; it is truly a delightful spot to spend an afternoon or evening learning about the culture of Puerto Vallarta. Since their opening in 2014, OPC has presented twelve successful exhibitions, presented numerous lectures, educational experiences and participated in many events in Puerto Vallarta. Several local groups have united in the effort to lead Puerto Vallarta in keeping this enrichment going, including but not limited to Taller Pulpo Rojo, Colectivo Guerrero, Bodega Tres San Pancho and the Asociación Civil Pro-Museo. We encourage our readers to participate and learn more about these civically responsible groups. They all welcome inquisitive faces.

Crowdfunding is a great source for non-profit independent organizations such as OPC to raise the money for improvements and further developments. Private contributions have also made it possible for expansions and construction, which we are anxious to observe the commencement of, hopefully this year. They are currently in need of about $2000 USD and appreciate any small effort.

We highly recommend a visit to the Juarez location; stop in and say hello, see the unique ideas at work, enjoy the latest exhibition and lend a helping hand if you are able.

The Taller OPC, which will be a multifunctional space promises to be a community effort that Puerto Vallarta can be incredibly proud.

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Thanks to our Guest Blogger Adam Garcia for this great article!  (Opinions expressed are his own…)

About Vacation Villas of Mexico Founder, Vanessa Cole

The founder of the company, Vanessa Cole, lived in Puerto Vallarta for 10 years and in Cancun for 2 years. She has worked in Luxury Vacation Villa Rentals since 2001.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Vanessa earned a degree from the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in International Business and Latin American Studies.  Fluent in Spanish, she has worked and traveled all over Mexico and South America.

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