Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (Office for Cultural Projects (OPC)) is an independent non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering dialogue through exhibitions, round table discussions, public art and arts education programs. OPC works with artists, architects, curators, academics, and writers who explore ideas that shape our city and to develop cultural programming that is firmly rooted in Puerto Vallarta, yet international in scope.
ACT LGBT A.C. is a non-profit LGBT business association made up of professionals and entrepreneurs whose goal is to promote the growth and quality of LGBT business in Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas region and to promote the visibility and the relevance of the segment as an important economic force in the region.
For the fifth consecutive year, from May 20 to 27, 2018, Puerto Vallarta will welcome the largest LGBT Pride event in the region: Vallarta Pride. Associations, companies and the entire LGBT community have joined together again to organize this event that celebrates the lifestyle diversity of our city in a 7-day festival that will offer arts and culture events, concerts, entertainment, films, fun, lots of partying and our fabulous Pride Parade. Our main events have a small donation and are non-profit to once again show the world the best of our accepting and vibrant community. It is that level of acceptance which has made Puerto Vallarta recognized worldwide as an LGBT mecca, hosting national and international gay visitors and creating a sophisticated culture that is an important artistic, professional, altruistic and economic contributor to the community. This cultural heritage was adopted by the Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee, which works in conjunction with public and private partnerships and to make our city a player on the world stage of LGBT celebrations.
The ANA was re-started in 2010 to address development issues in our area. A number of active people were very concerned about the Pinnacle/Signature project and we saw the ANA as a vehicle that could be helpful. There had been an Amapas HOA earlier which was created to address the issues of explosive growth in Amapas but, when the President moved away, it sank from inertia. After re-establishing the group and electing officers, we created a website for membership information and communication, a membership card with discounts at local establishments, a Neighborhood Watch program, and joined with Emiliano Zapata business group to better communicate with the city and address mutual problems in the Zona Romantica.
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