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.
Open Call to Artists:
West Guth Park Public Art Project
On March 12, the City of Corpus Christi Arts & Cultural Commission issued an open call to artists for the design, creation, and installation of a work of art for West Guth Park, located at 9705 Up River Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.
The artist(s) will be selected under the auspices of the City of Corpus Christi Public Art Ordinance and the Policies and Guidelines that it authorizes. Application Deadline is April 1, 2019. ► News Release offers more details.
Most Recent Installation:
Art Dedication at Fire Station No. 18
On July 23, 2018, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Arts & Cultural Commission held the dedication of the ceramic mural ‘Stay Together, Breathe’ by Jerimiah Heye at Fire Station No. 18, located at 6226 Ayers Street (map). ‘Stay Together, Breathe’ is a life-sized 11.5-foot-high by 8-foot-wide ceramic mosaic composition that depicts a lone firefighter in full gear standing before the flames. ► News Release offers more details.
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 pinpointed on a map.
View the Public Art Collection interactive booklet. Learn more about the Public Art Collection from 1914 – 2016.
VIDEO of Mirador de la Flor - in memory of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez
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.
Send an email to Shelly Rios at ShellyRios@cctexas.com to be added to our Public Artists Contact List.
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.