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The Art Center of Corpus Christi

100 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2809
+1 361-884-6406
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Free Family Fun!

The Art Center is a community art gallery which features pieces & exhibitions from local talent... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Don't be an 'Art'ful Dodger

Being a patron to this establishment is a no brainer. It's full of art (a great deal of it local... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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100 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2809
+1 361-884-6406
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Art Center is a community art gallery which features pieces & exhibitions from local talent. Not only can you purchase art, but families can chime in to their own creativity during their free family art time. Materials are provided & lessons are guided at...More

Thank zleos377
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Being a patron to this establishment is a no brainer. It's full of art (a great deal of it local), it's clean, it's cool, the people who run it and volunteer are very nice. The bistro is hit and miss, but the gallery itself is...More

Thank Phoebe729
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Reading your review made my day! Thank you for sharing such kind words. We work hard to make The Art Center a friendly place to enjoy local art. I hope you will return Labor Day weekend for Arts Alive, a weekend arts festival celebrating crazy...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Free admission to an art themed civic center with a bistro on premise. Clean, open, tasteful displays of visual art of various meida makes it a nice place to visit.

Thank AndrewTee78232
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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,...More

1  Thank Jessie B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited here because it was free and on the way to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. We spent about 40-45 minutes touring ourselves around looking at the art by locals. Very low key atmosphere and free. Everyone was friendly. There was...More

1  Thank kimmiller59
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was a pleasant surprise. An art center, that provides classes for locals and a place to show (and sell) art work. Plus a nice cafe. Very much enjoyed the visit.More

Thank Jeffrey L
dbncc, Executive Director at The Art Center of Corpus Christi, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you for the review. We are so glad you found us and hope you will visit again. The artwork changes monthly, there is a weekly local farmer's market on Wednesday evenings 5-8 and free family art program Saturdays 10-2 and Wednesdays 5 - 7:30...More

Reviewed 2 February 2017

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...More

3  Thank muralpainter37
Reviewed 3 January 2017

During our recent visit to Corpus Christi we took a walk along the picturesque harbor front. On that walk we noticed the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Once inside we were pleasantly surprised by the multiple galleries and art store. The gallery displays were well...More

1  Thank kevindD9850CH
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Okay, I like the restaurant, but it is owned by a friend. So I might be prejudiced. Still, I belong to a Friday lunch group which is picky about where it eats, and we eat there once a month--because everybody likes it. The art center...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Visited as recommended by hotel staff. Local artists and a nice gift shop. Restaurant open for lunch. (Didn't know of it- so had already eaten.) will definitely return.

Thank Karen D
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Deb Z
26 June 2016|
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Response from dbncc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The doors are wide enough for a wheelchair to pass however the doors are not automated.
22 February 2015|
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Response from Ava W | Property representative |
Admission is always free to The Art Center !
Janie M
2 January 2015|
Response from Ava W | Property representative |
Weddings booked outdoors in our courtyard space will have the option to move their event indoors. Rental questions are best answered by our rental coordinator. Please visit Our website to get more information.