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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, participate in art exhibit openings, and so much more.


►  Heritage Park - The Cultural Center

►  Public Art

►  Bay Jammin’ Concert & Cinema Series


Holiday Tamale-Making Demonstrations

We invite you to the historic Galván House in Heritage Park to watch and learn how to make tamales. Learn about the tradition, techniques and cooking tips at our popular seasonal cooking demonstration. Two classes will be offered on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

REGISTRATION: Cost is $10 per person and includes the demonstration, recipes, and food samples. Seating is limited to 30 participants, so register early to secure your place. Register here. 
News Release offers more details.


Open Call for Art Grants 2019

The City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission has issued an Open Call for Arts Grant 2019 applications to arts organizations whose programs or services demonstrate cultural significance for the community and will stimulate the local business economy by attracting visitors to Corpus Christi. Applications are for matching grants of up to $15,000.  

Deadline to apply is 5 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018.
Art Grants 2019 Guidelines and Application Form (pdf file)
Workshops are required for first-time applicants and those who scored below 80 in a previous application (see news release below for schedule).
News Release offers more details.



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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Cultural Services Administration Office is located at the Galván House in Heritage Park

Address: 1581 N. Chaparral Street

Mailing Address: PO Box 9277, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78469-9277

Phone: (361) 826-PLAY