The art and artists of Puerto Rico are as colorful and distinctive as the Island itself.
With more and more attendees looking to explore the local culture of the places they meet, incorporating art into your next meeting or event in Puerto Rico is a perfect way to spark creativity. Whether you host a gala at an art museum, a cocktail happy hour at a gallery, or a tour of our vibrant street art scene, here’s how to inspire your attendees with art the next time you meet in Puerto Rico.
Host Your Event at a Museum or Gallery
Housed in one of the original buildings of the old San Juan Municipal Hospital is the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR). The museum has 24 galleries, including a permanent exhibit of works by more than 150 Puerto Rican artists, as well as a theater, botanical garden, and restaurant. Because of the vastness of this property and variety of event spaces available, MAPR is an ideal location for a large event such as an awards ceremony or annual corporate gathering.
Along with large-scale museums, the Island is also home to a wide variety of art galleries that showcase the work of Puerto Rican artists. Art galleries are fantastic venues for after-hours and networking events. Many also offer art classes and presentations that you can book for your meeting and conference attendees between their working sessions.
Add Art to the Itinerary
From world-renowned festivals and impressive art galleries to vibrant murals and local street artists, it’s no wonder Santurce is known as the art capital of the Caribbean. If your meeting attendees are interested in exploring the art and culture of Puerto Rico, a street art tour of Santurce will put them at the center of the Island’s artistic pulse. The neighborhood is just 10 minutes outside of Old San Juan, making it a convenient addition to most itineraries. Book a group tour with The Art Walk Puerto Rico or guide them to explore on their own.
On the south side of the Island, Ponce is a rising destination for art in Puerto Rico. The city is home to the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP)—which houses 4,500 pieces dating from the 9th century to the present—and the Plaza Las Delicias, a bustling town square known for its colorful, life-size lion sculptures designed by local artists. But one of the most talked-about art installations in Ponce is Murales para Pensar (Murals to Make You Think). Beginning as an underground effort to transform abandoned buildings, the project is now one of Puerto Rico’s most vibrant urban art installations, featuring more than 24 artists.
Along with the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Island has several other art museums that are ideal for a group outing. Invite your attendees to explore the works of contemporary Caribbean artists at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, immerse themselves in North, South, and Central American culture at Museo de las Américas or step inside the colorful world of the Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar.
Plan Your Event During an Arts & Culture Festival
From street parties to cultural events and festivals that highlight historic Puerto Rican traditions, there’s always a celebration happening in Puerto Rico. If you want to fully immerse your event in the arts and culture of the Caribbean, time it during one of the annual events on our calendar.