Mural Fest to Bring Vibrant Additions to Downtown Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

Mural Fest to Bring Vibrant Additions to Downtown Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District brings five new murals to the area and a weekend long festival to celebrate.

Mural Fest 2023 Corpus Christi, Texas

Ivan Roque, an artist from Miami, Florida is painting a new mural on the Mesquite Street Parking Garage.

The 2nd Annual Downtown Corpus Christi Mural Fest will bring new murals to downtown and plenty of family fun with an accompanying weekend-long festival from Jun. 2 – 3. The festival will celebrate new murals and national artists, as well as provide goods from local artisans and vendors. During the week leading up to the festival, the public has the opportunity to witness the artists in action with live mural painting from May 26 – Jun. 2. 

Mural Fest 2023 Corpus Christi, Texas
Eric Karbeling, an artist from Honolulu, HI has painted a mural on Cooper’s Alley & Chaparral St. inspired by South Texas culture and the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. |  Photo provided by Cre8ive Culture and Downtown Corpus Christi 

To kick off the festival, head downtown for ArtWalk x Mural Fest on Jun. 2 from 6 – 10 p.m. In true ArtWalk fashion, the evening will feature block parties on Lomax, Chaparral, Peoples and Starr Streets and park parties at La Retama and Artesian Parks. In addition to pop-up vendors, local food trucks and live music, visitors can get “artographs” from the muralists, take bicycle tours or get shuttled around with the Blue Shore Pedal Lounge to view the new mural locations and visit the locations from Mural Fest 2022. This year’s impressive line-up of artists includes Kiptoe, Krystal Cooke, Eric Karbeling and Ivan Roque

Mural Fest 2023 Corpus Christi, Texas
Krystal Cooke, an artist from Flint, Michigan is painting a mural depicting Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett on Starr St & Water St. |  Photo provided by Cre8ive Culture and Downtown Corpus Christi 

On Saturday, Jun. 3, spend the evening at the spruced-up Norma Urban Park on the People’s Street T- head from 6 – 10 p.m. for the Summer Kick-Off Party. The newly designed community park will feature a 14,400-square-foot ground mural designed by Better Block and completed by community members. The new mural will be on display as well as new park seating, shaded awnings, hammocks, a “CCTX” photo opp and The Mariner Tiki Pop-up Bar available for refreshments. Chicas Rock, DJ JELLOxSHOT, 18 Hours and El Dusty will provide live entertainment to celebrate this new addition to downtown. 

This festival is an exciting opportunity to witness the vibrancy that art brings and to connect with local businesses and entertainers that make our downtown such a wonderful place to be!

Looking for other things to do in Corpus Christi? Check out our weekend roundup, published weekly to keep you up to date with local events!