Arts Alive brings crazy creativity to the last days of summer
Labor Day weekend, August 31 & September 1
The last festival of the summer will be buzzing with artists, live music and beer garden in the park, food trucks and nonstop hands-on creative activities for the whole family.
Art comes to LIFE in Corpus Christi! The Arts Alive Festival is back for its fourth year. The festival is a celebration of creativity and artistic expression. Enjoy this hands-on, immersive and unique art festival happening at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Arts Alive brings visitors and artists together. Art is more than just paint on canvas! Experience the range of art from steam-roller printmaking to face painting; Raku pottery firing to dance demonstrations. This festival has a little something for everyone to enjoy.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:am – 5:00pm
The Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Adults $5, Children 12 and Under $1
1/2K by the Bay
You heard it right, this is a .5K race you run (or walk) while holding a pint of beer! The craziest run in town, 1/2K by the Bay, kicks off Arts Alive.The goal is to finish as quickly as possible while keeping the beer above the line on the official running cup. All participants receive an official running cup, their choice of local craft beers (1 running and 1 reward), a bottle opener participation medal, AND two extra admission wristbands into Arts Alive. To find out more about this event and to register, go to: www.artcentercc.org
Ever heard of a steamroller making art? Watch this massive machine create beautiful artwork. Choose a design and Full Court Press will print it on a t-shirt while you watch.Learn pro sandcastle building tips, watch wood blocks become beautiful bowls or help make a mosaic bench.Dozens of art demonstrations will be taking place non-stop all weekend.
Original Live Bands
What's a festival without some music? Catch some good vibes in the park through the tunes.Magnus kicks off the fun at 10:30 Saturday, with performances to follow by: Soul Fire, Roams with Lions, Zac Munoz, and Five Card Draw. Sunday’s lineup includes; Yosh & Yimmy, and the Michael Burtts Band.
Creative Eats & Drinks
Recently, food has become more and more creative. Arts Alive has selected some of the best food trucks from around the Coastal Bend: Jaycob's Delicious Fishes, Gordo’s Good Eats, Redline Burgers, Rainbow Snoball, Lemon Shakers, and Fulton Kettle Corn.
BONUS: There will also be craft beers from these local breweries: Lorelei Brewery, Lazy Beach Brewing, Rebel Toad, B&J's, and Nueces Brewing Co., to be enjoyed in the Beer Garden! So, you can indulge in art not only for your eyes, but also for your mouth.
The Art of Dance
Island Dance Company will take over the Meadows Gallery for a sneak peak performance of choreography coming to the Bailando festival in October.
The Art Center of Corpus Christi is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides the community with a casual friendly place to see art, try art, buy art and love art. Arts Alive Labor Day weekend festival is an Art Center event.