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Corpus Christi Art Trail showcases local artists

The sculpture of a dog at his master’s feet is part of the five-sculpture project 'Untitled History' on the Corpus Christi Art Trail. Staff photo

Walkabout through Corpus Christi to experience an outdoor art gallery

The Corpus Christi Art Trail is a free, easy-to-use app for information about 14 locations of art that will inspire. Downtown Corpus Christi is bursting with art, both indoors and outdoors, including beautiful murals and incredible sculptures. While enjoying the outdoor gallery, take plenty of selfies and tag the museum on social media with #CCarttrail on your adventure! Part of the inspiration to walk the trail is to earn free entry to the Art Museum of South Texas.

A notable item is the lively expression of murals displayed on the sides of K Contemporary in downtown Corpus Christi. “Connections,” located at 415 K St., features a boy playing jacks on the street.

One of the most recognized murals is on the side of the Caller-Times Newspaper building downtown at 820 N. Lower Broadway. It’s titled “Endless Sunset: The Colors Of Our City” and was designed by artist Sandra Gonzalez. Volunteers from the community helped paint and put up the panels.

“Greetings from Corpus Christi,” produced by Jeremy Flores, is an oversized postcard mural that shows the skyline of the city behind the unique features of Corpus Christi, such as the USS Lexington, the Harbor Bridge, and Bob Hall Pier. That mural is located at 114 N. Mesquite St.

Mirador De La Flor at 600 N. Shoreline Blvd. is a larger-than-life sculpture dedicated in 1997 to the late Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez. While there, look for a ceramic tile mural painted by Texas children on the stairway down by the bay.

Tall, molded steel forms "Wind Dancer," a sculpture at the entrance of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 1600 Ocean Drive. Crafted by artist W.H. Tatum, it depicts the powerful force of wind in Corpus Christi. A woman at the top and a fish at the bottom of a wave give it the feel of a figurehead on the bow of a ship.

With the free app, you’ll also be directed to murals with huge goldfish, a graceful sea turtle, and a colorful work with 50 local artists dedicated to the lotteria. Outdoor work can also be found at the Art Museum of South Texas and the Art Center of Corpus Christi.

Lastly, you will find art on practically every street corner in the Marina Arts District downtown, where utility boxes have been embellished in all sorts of colors and themes by local artists.

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