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Address: Calle Lazaro Cardenas 274, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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+52 322 222 4995
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For 2 weeks, I had been looking for a shop that sold clay figures, and happened by this gallery on my last day in Puerto Vallarta. All other shops I visited had only pottery and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 2 weeks, I had been looking for a shop that sold clay figures, and happened by this gallery on my last day in Puerto Vallarta. All other shops I visited had only pottery and vases. There is a great collection of diablo figures, and I was very happy to purchase a 16 inch one, created by Serapio Medrano. Note:... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have been going to Olinala Galeria for over 10 years...I think Brewster has a wonderful eye...I feel you can be assured that you are buying something of real value there. I love his collection of masks, they are some of the best and most unusual I have seen anywhere. It is my favorite gallery in PV.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

A couple of years ago, my wife and I stumbled into Galeria Olinala after looking at the usual expensive tourist "junk art" that is all around PV. The owner, Javier Brewster Brockmann, half American half Mexican, who is also an accomplished artist (google him for a bio), had some great pieces ranging from old authentic masks to clay figurines to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Fiestas and their accompanying ceremonies and parades are embedded into the folk life of Mexico. Fanciful characters strut around in extraordinary costumes with masks to match. Christian and native traditions coalesce to produce masks depicting tigers and bulls, saints and devils, patrons and hermits, Pharisees and Moors. Galeria Olinala specializes in these vintage dance masks from villages around Mexico. Most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

We happened on Olinala during a casual ramble through PV. Having traveled extensively through many of the Mexican states over 30 years, we have seen our full share of Mexican folk art, good and bad. This place caught my eye immediately, as the masks and other objects were striking for their uniqueness, authenticity and quality. You will notice immediately how... More 

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