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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites you to explore its dynamic Public Art Program. Learn about the Public Art Collection, fun and interactive tours, open calls for artists, applications for an Arts Grant, or how to serve on the Arts & Cultural Commission.

 

COLLECTION

 

View Corpus Christi’s entire Public Art Collection online interactive site. Search by city, title, artist, or location, and find descriptions, images and the exact location pin-pointed on a map.

View the Public Art Collection interactive booklet. Learn more about the Public Art Collection from 1914 – 2016.

VIDEO of Bayfront Public Art Tour - Free In CC, posted 7-27-17

VIDEO of Mirador de la Flor - in memory of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez

 

TOUR

 

iSPY Public Art Trolley Tour Game for Kids map. Print this fun and interactive map guide. Collect your prize upon completion. See details.

Bayfront Art Tour of Corpus Christi brochure with map. Print your own copy of this tour and head to the Bayfront to see the art up close.

Rooms with a View brochure. Tour the City’s Public Library Art Collection with this brochure; and the next time you visit one of our libraries be sure to find the art housed there before you leave.

 

PERCENT FOR ART

 

The City of Corpus Christi is dedicated to expanding opportunities to experience art in public places and to promote tourism and economic vitality by improving the aesthetic quality of public spaces. In 1987, Corpus Christi became one of the first Texas cities to enact the ‘Percent for Art Program’ which incorporates artwork in the design of its civic spaces and capital projects. Corpus Christi strives to acquire quality works of art in a variety of artistic styles.

There are no Open Calls at this time. 

Add me to your Public Artists Contact list

 

ARTS GRANTS

 

Non-profit 501c(3) or tax-exempt organizations that provide arts programs and activities within the City of Corpus Christi are invited to apply for an Arts Grant. Funding for this is provided by Hotel- Occupancy Taxes and must be used in accordance with the Hotel Occupancy Tax Texas Tax Code Chapter 351 to directly promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry and promote the arts. The Arts Grant program runs January 1 to December 31. Applications and Grant Workshops are available during the fall. 

NEWS: Announcement of the 2017 Arts Grant Program recipients 

 

COMMISSION

 

The Arts & Cultural Commission is made up of nine Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council, recommends the use, location, donation or purchase, conservation and promotion of works of art to be considered a part of the City’s Public Art Collection. The Commission also oversees the Arts Grant Program and provides opportunities for local arts organizations to recognize arts volunteers at an annual Arts Forum. Learn more about the city boards and commissions and the Arts & Cultural Commission.