Corpus Christi Downtown Mural Festival

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Downtown Corpus Christi is home to tons of sites, however, if you’ve been walking around this week you may have noticed more artwork. This work is part of the very first mural festival.

This festival was inspired by the public art that has been added to downtown in recent years.

“Public art is used to enhance and beautify downtowns, it aligns with our mission to create the most vibrant downtown in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Alyssa Barrera-Mason, Director of Downtown Corpus Christi. .

Artists from Spain so far in Coastal Bend are part of this festival.

This year, the DMD is working to bring five new permanent public art murals to the Marina Arts District. These murals will add to the existing public art that is seen across the downtown core.

The festival starts on Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you plan to attend, you can expect live music, food, and local vendors.

Barrera-Mason adds that they hope to make this festival an annual event.

“We’ve been doing public art every year since 2014 and we think we really have something special with this downtown mural festival,” Barrera-Mason said.

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