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Artist sprucing up decrepit downtown storefronts

Spruced-up downtown windows
Posted at 6:37 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 19:43:54-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Boarded-up windows have become a common sight in downtown Corpus Christi.

Tonight, we introduce you to one of the artists who's using her time and talent to turn those boarded windows into works of art.

There are crumbling facades, for-sale signs, rust decades in the making, and boarded-up storefronts.

But, where many see signs of neglect, some see a blank canvas.

"I just noticed that there was a lot of run-down things,” said artist Kaleigh Glover. “I felt like there was opportunity because I could see the growth that was happening in this town."

One of the artists beautifying Corpus Christi is Glover.

Although she isn't originally from the Coastal Bend, Glover draws much of her inspiration from the natural beauty many of us take for granted.

“I guess I just want to make things pretty and I draw my inspiration,” she said. “So, I just want to put more nature back into our urban setting."

One of her more recent projects involved turning some of the old boarded-up windows downtown into something more easy on the eyes.

"I painted murals in Port Aransas and the owner of those buildings also owns those buildings on Chaparral Street in downtown Corpus Christi,” Glover said. “So, they wanted to spruce up those window coverings so they asked me."

You can find more of her work at the Nueces Brewing Company or on her gallery website here.