Galeria Arte Viva
14 Calle 0-61, Guatemala 01010, Guatemala
| +502 2269 4094
Photo courtesy of Galeria Arte Viva
Bring Guatemala HomeI'm one of those travelers who has to find some type of cultural artifact to bring home with me from my adventures. Not a "souvenir," per se, but an item that meant something to me during the trip. Typically this ends up being a local's piece of art.
While in Guatemala City, I found Galeria Arte Viva, a tiny gallery that sells regional works in a variety of mediums. They have hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sculptures for sale, and the staff are extremely knowledgeable on both the works available and the history of Guatemalan artwork. I definitely recommend stopping by, even if just to have a conversation with one of the gallery staff. They're passionate about Guatemala's cultural heritage and would be happy to talk with anyone interested.