Corpus Christi art center will receive much-needed repairs

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regular city council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the city council approved a $2.3 million construction contract with South Texas Building Partners, Inc. of Corpus Christi, for repairs and improvements to the Corpus Christi Art Center, located in Council District 1. Funding for the project comes from the Type A/B Sales Tax Fund.

The Corpus Christi Art Center is a vibrant intersection of art and community. In addition to its functionality as an art gallery, it serves as a venue for community events including weddings, reunions, art classes, and children’s camps. The center also houses a retail store and hosts the weekly Grow Local South Texas Farmers Market.

Improvements include repairs, renovations and upgrades to exterior window sills, door sills, wall cracks, roof damage and various renovations to areas of the building’s existing facade. It will include patching or replacing the exterior stucco and repairs to the entrance near the exterior courtyard.

The intention of this project is also to identify potential leaks and deal with them accordingly. Any mechanical units that leak or cause leaks due to age or corrosion will be replaced. The planned repairs will address the water intrusion issues currently affecting the structure.

Construction is scheduled to begin in November and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023. To learn more about the services offered by the Corpus Christi Art Center, please visit www.artcentercc.org.

Media representatives may contact Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at [email protected]