Colectika Gallery and Peyote People Art
is a wonderful shop with room after room of amazing Mexican art. Located at the corner of Guadalupe Sanchez and Allende. Owner Kevin, together with his wife Beatriz work directly with artists and their families.
Here you will see very old Mexican traditions in art but interrupted in new colors, forms and techniques!
This evolution in traditional Mexican folk art is adapted from the outside world and allow Native and Mexican folk artists alike a whole new way of expressing how their ancient traditions and beliefs fit into today’s modern world.
Artists like Jacobo and Maria Angeles, Afonso Castillo, Saulo Moreno, Guillerimina Aguilar, Florencio Lopez, Santos Bautista, Luis Castro and Jose Benitez are very well recognized and have been shown in museums and galleries the world over!
(On a recent visit, artists Jacobo and Marie Angeles were on hand, doing some live wood carvings).
The store provides a wonderful tour of many rooms; some indoor and some outdoor. Art in every corner and at many different price points.
Huichol Indian Beaded Mexican Folk Art; Oaxacan Wood Carvings; Oil paintings to Catrina and Day of The Dead. It’s a world where skeletons come alive to celebrate life. Shaman converse with their Gods and nahuales shift from human to animal form under the light of the moon. Something here for everyone.
They also own a shop called Peyote People at Juarez 222, Colonia Centro. Peyote People is more of a store than a gallery – though there are art pieces here as well. Prices are very affordable.
The story behind the store is quite fascinating! Deep in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico live the Huichol Indians. Very little is known about the exact origins of the Huichol, but today they are clinging to a set of customs and beliefs that make them one of the best preserved Pre-Columbian tribes in the Western Hemisphere.
Since 1997 Kevin and his wife have been traveling up to the ancient Huichol Indian Ceremonial Center of San Andres Cohamiata where they have followed a number of Huichol families through their daily lives and have documented the ceremonies that set them apart from the rest of the world. Through their web site they give you a never before seen look into the Huichol Indian ceremonial cycle and Peyote People help market their art for the money they need to host their traditional rituals and ceremonies.
Peyote People is a fair trade co-operative based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides most of the carvings to our artists as well as new iridescent glass beads that are imported exclusively by us into Mexico for our artists to use in their art. We have been recognized by the Huichol Indian Traditional Government of San Andres Cohamaita for not only promoting their artwork but also for our commitment to the preservation of their customs and traditions through what we call CULTURAL AUTHENTICITY:
“Cultural Authenticity may be an invisible quality but it is what separates
the ‘urban’ Huichol from those who actually live in the Sierra and are
actively involved in the preservation of their cultures traditions.”
Located at the corner of Guadalupe Sanchez and Allende.
Learn about the Puerto Vallarta art walks and schedule HERE.