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Art Center of Corpus Christi

100 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

361-884-6406

Mission:

To nurture and promote local and regional arts as a service to our diverse community.

History:

In 1972, art groups gathered to form the Art Community Center, now known as the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Its first home was the old Centennial Museum building on Park Avenue. Here artists and community members convened and held meetings, exhibitions, and workshops with local and visiting artists.

In the 1980’s, negotiations were undertaken with the City of Corpus Christi to take over a building at 100 N. Shoreline Boulevard. The building was built in 1941 as a USO and since served as an annex for the County Tax office and later as an annex for City Hall. It was slated for possible demolition. Through the persistent efforts of Dorothy Kucera, her committee and numerous residents, funds were raised and agreements reached with city leaders. The result was a beautifully located new home for The Art Community Center.

In 2000 plans began for a major remodel and expansion of the old building that transformed the “shoebox” building into the beautiful multi-purpose facility it is today.

Over the past 40 years, The Art Center has evolved into a vibrant focus of creativity located in the heart of Corpus Christi’s bay front district. It is a unique organization in the Coastal Bend as it provides instruction and education for local artists, along with a venue to exhibit and sell their works. The Art Center is a destination for artists, school groups, visitors, tourists and community members to view rotating exhibitions of original artwork and engage in art making experiences.

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