Arts Alive brings creative fun to the bayfront

Posted at 8:35 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 13:54:19-04

To mark the unofficial final weekend of the summer, the Art Center of Corpus Christi (100 N. Shoreline) will once again host Arts Alive!

In addition to exhibiting some talented artists at work, there will be great music, local craft beer, food trucks and dozens of hands-on creative activities for the entire family.

Arts Alive kicks off Saturday morning with the 1/2K by the Bay Beer Run. Since the race is run while holding a pint of beer, participants must be 21 or over. Whoever finishes first with their beer above the official cup line, wins the glory and a handmade beer mug.

Registration is $30 at

Also that morning, 100 free harmonicas will be given away to children 12 and under so they may take part in the kids harmonica clinic happening at 11:30 a.m. with Tim Gonzalez.  He won the Nashville Industry Award Blues Artist of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and will perform at 2 p.m.

Those who attend will also be able to:

  • SEE ART! Watch glass blowing, an airbrush artist working, weaving being done on a giant loom, a street steamroller printing giant art and more.
  • TRY ART! Glaze pottery that will then be put into a flaming garbage can. Get sandcastle building tips from pro DC Sandman. Help create a mosaic bench that will live at the Art Center after the festival.
  • BUY ART! Everyone is invited to shop the tent lined seawall with artists from around the country and region, and then stop inside and see more at the Studio C Gallery.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

Arts Alive is Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Art Center of Corpus Christi is a non-profit organization. Arts Alive supports outreach and educational programs for the community.