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7 Must Visit Art Venues In Corpus Christi

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The art scene in Corpus Christi is authentic, unique and true to South Texas roots. From high-end art galleries to local cooperatives, there is sure to be a piece of art to inspire your inner art enthusiast. Rotating exhibits at several galleries offer a one-of-a-kind experience with every visit to Corpus Christi. As an added bonus for the budget conscious traveler, most of these visual art hot spots offer free admission!


Islander Art Gallery

Opened in 2005, the Islander Gallery has given the Art Department an opportunity to reach out into the community with additional exhibitions, workshops, and performances!

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday thru Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free


Treehouse Art Collective

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free


Art Museum of South Texas

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Hours of Operation:

Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free on the First Friday of every month
Free to children under 12
$ 8 Adults
$ 6 Seniors 60 and older
$ 6 Active Military
$ 4 Students 13 and older


Dinah Bowman Studio & Gallery

A visual artist known for her "fish rub" paintings in the gyotaku Japanese fish printing tradition, Dinah Bowman has mastered the technique first used to document fish catches and turned it into her own signature brand of fine art.


K Space Contemporary

K Space Contemporary

K Space Contemporary is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, they aspire to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas often providing a forum for under-represented artists whose works are experimental and non-commercial. Hours: Open Wed-Sat 11am-5pm


Art Center of Corpus Christi

Art Center of Corpus Christi

The Art Center of Corpus Christi is home to local art in the Coastal Bend. The facility brings together four pleasures: viewing art in its seven galleries, shopping in the Gift Gallery and local artists’ studios, dining in the restaurant and of course, the creation of wonderful art. The Art Center is dedicated to the purpose of promoting an awareness and appreciation of local and regional artists.


Texas Surf Museum

Must Visit Art Venues -Texas Surf Museum

The Texas Surf Museum is a must-see for anyone who ever surfed, and a delightful adventure for non-surfers as well. Relax on a bench made from surfboards, catch a surf film in the projection theater, and spot old buddies and young stars in the hundreds of photos scattered throughout the museum.


Visit one or all of these unique art venues and enjoy the vast cultural experience Corpus Christi has to offer. Even better, with almost 100 pieces of public art throughout the city, you can experience visual art at any point during your Corpus Christi vacation! For more information on all things arts and culture, stop by the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center to pick up your complimentary Corpus Christi Public Art Collection book.


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