Tiro al Blanco
In recent years, Guadalajara
has started to come into its own as a center of contemporary art. While the city can boast cultural icons including the muralist José Clemente Orozco and architect Luis Barragán among its native sons, Mexico City
's many galleries have long dominated the country's contemporary art scene. The Galleria Tiro al Blanco (that's Spanish for target shooting) is one of the small, independent galleries that are helping change that as Guadalajara emerges as a destination for anyone interested in current and emerging Mexican artists. Located in a converted small factory, the minimalist space of concrete floors and walls of glass windows includes several galleries as well as a small bookstore where you can take a break from sightseeing. There's also a workshop on site where artists in residence are often busy producing works. If you catch them at a good moment, they'll usually be happy to share some insights about their current projects.