The Art Center of Corpus Christi

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The Art Center of Corpus Christi

The Art Center of Corpus Christi
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Art Center of Corpus Christi has been nurturing South Texas artists since 1972. The Art Center galleries feature a wide variety of local and regional artists. All art is for sale. Meet the artists at monthly receptions (check Facebook and website for dates). The Art Center's scenic location on the seawall overlooking the marina makes it a popular wedding destination. Popular activities: - Free Family Art Time - drop in make and take activity Saturdays 10-4 and Wednesdays during Farmers Market 5-7:30 pm. - Local Farmers Market EVERY Wednesday 5-8 pm. - Citrus Bistro is open for lunch every day with delicious soups, quiches, salads and daily specials like Fish Tacos, King Ranch Chicken, Chicken Pot Pie and more. - Shopping at Studio C Gallery for fine gifts The Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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foxcheck
Chicago, IL17 contributions
Feb 2020
This interesting little place has a lot to offer! Approximately every month there are new displays of local artists in every medium complete with hors d'oeuvre openings! There are free classes on the weekends and the best pottery studio in Corpus on site. On Wed. nights there is a farmers market right in the open air courtyard. The gift shop and in house cafe are worth checking out also. A sweet drop of culture on the shoreline!
Written February 11, 2020
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Melody T
Dumas, TX134 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I first just went to eat at the restaurant inside but after eating, I paid my money and went through the exhibits. This was my first time but it will not be my last. Really enjoyed the food and the art exhibits!
Written April 12, 2015
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muralpainter37
Ringgold, GA255 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
We are all about supporting local artists, so it was really fantastic when we found this place by mistake, while eating at the Whataburger across the street. Then when we discovered online that they have 900 members, I had to see what it was all about.

Apparently, this group has been around for more than 40 years, and is now in a building that used to belong to the USO.

The Art Center features numerous galleries with a huge variety of art, and classrooms aimed at helping the local art community grow and have opportunities for collaboration- both things all artists need!

When I wanted to talk with someone who could answer some questions about the Center and how its artists became members and how other things functioned, there was no hesitation in sharing what information they had.

It seems to be a wonderful place to buy and showcase local art, allowing their local art community to thrive!! Not only will we be back, but in our own hometown, we will be patterning our offerings to our local artists in a similar way!
Written February 2, 2017
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Rhonda W
Peoria, Illinois, United States103 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
We stumbled upon this art center, which was very well-done with many displays of modern art as well as paintings and photography. It is free to the public with donations encouraged.
Written April 3, 2015
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Cheryl V
Corpus Christi, TX67 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
I was there for an opening featuring textile artist from around the Coastal Bend. The art center is wonderful and is constantly promoting the artists in the area. The Art Center sits right on the bay front and has a beautiful view. It is free to visit and there are many different organizations that hold workshops there. Citrus Bistro is housed there and is a delicious place to visit. The staff is always friendly. Also, Studio C, which is an artist owned gallery that sits inside the Art Center just off the bistro housed rotating artist from the area. It's a must see when visiting Corpus Christi.
Written March 30, 2015
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LisaG1964
Corpus Christi, TX106 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Enjoy visiting the farmers market every Wednesday evening. Pretty views of the bay from the upstairs windows. Nice art gallery to visit. Cool street art on the building outside along Shoreline Blvd. Great venue for a party too! Ample parking spaces. Great place for the community to gather.
Written April 29, 2018
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Jessie B
New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States30 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Wow! We were looking for things to do within walking distance of where we were staying, so we wandered on over to the Art Center. Absolutely fell in love with all of the local art and artists on display there. If we had more time, we may have signed up to take a class while visiting. It was very low key when we went, but still nice to roam around and take out time. Definitely going back.
Written March 2, 2017
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DKinaustin
Austin, TX150 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
It was alright,but if your not into the strange part of art,pass this place up.They have some really strange stuff here
Written September 14, 2015
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Ashley B
Fort Worth, TX95 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I would say this is more of a place for people who live in Corpus to come see, and be a part of the community here. They have classes and exhibits that are ongoing. The are also part of a monthly arts gallery, and bring in interesting artists. For the general traveler, there are other better things to see on a shorter trip especially. And I would pass if you are such a traveler. For the community though, it's a nice little place and I would go in and see what they have to offer -- especially if you (or a family member) are a budding artist.
Written April 10, 2015
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abscess234
corpus christi,texas69 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
I love the art center. I try to four or five times per year. It's amazing to see the talent of some of our residents. I love the fact that the exhibits change on a regular basis, and virtually everything is for sale! Local art in a beautiful building on the bay front. What more could you ask for?
Written March 31, 2013
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