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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to offering a wide range of arts and cultural activities to enrich the lives of its residents and visitors. We invite you to enjoy our public art tours, concerts and movies in the park, visit our historical park, and much more.


►  Heritage Park - The Cultural Center

►  Public Art 

►  Bay Jammin’ Concert & Cinema Series


Announcement of the Art Grants 2019 Recipients

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., the City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission will recognize the 2019 Arts Grant recipients prior to the City Council meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1201 Leopard Street, 1st floor. These grants support arts and cultural projects that make our city a more attractive cultural destination to visitors. ► News Release offers more details.

To learn more about this grant, review the Art Grants 2019 Guidelines and Application Form (pdf file).




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 from January 1 to December 31. Applications and Grant Workshops are available during the fall. 




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. 

SERVE OUR CITY: The City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission is comprised of citizens who provide guidance and advice on the Public Art Program, the Public Art Collection, and the Arts Grants. We invite interested individuals to serve on the Learn more about the Arts & Cultural Commission by applying online


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