Downtown Corpus Christi Recovery in Full Swing with the Downtown Management District Launching ArtWalk Block Parties for the Holiday Weekend
Jun 25, 2021
Corpus Christi, Tx. – The Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (CCDMD) is excited to announce a complete return of ArtWalk with the launch ArtWalk Block Parties, sponsored by H-E-B, being held throughout Downtown Corpus Christi beginning on July 2, 2021.
ArtWalk is a free event in Downtown Corpus Christi that reoccurs on the First Friday of every month where there are markets, live music, art shows, and more to draw visitors to the downtown area. Over the past year, ArtWalk has undergone several transitions from being held in downtown parks to being a virtual event and most recently being held as pop-up markets.
The ArtWalk Block Parties on July 2 will be the return of a full-fledged ArtWalk throughout Downtown Corpus Christi. The CCDMD’s decision to transition to ArtWalk Block Parties was made following feedback from downtown patrons and businesses who missed the lively downtown experience.
The CCDMD chose to launch ArtWalk Block Parties on Lomax Street and People’s Street to activate these areas and draw ArtWalk patrons into the businesses on these blocks including 20/20 Vintage, Rebel Toad, The Exchange, and PRODUCE. These two blocks are also centrally located among key downtown attractions and businesses.
“We are excited for ArtWalk to undergo this much-needed transition in efforts to bring the vibrant, lively downtown atmosphere back after a long year,” said Alyssa Barrera Mason, Executive Director of the Downtown Management District. “This is the beginning of more creative programming during ArtWalk, and we hope it brings life back to our thriving artistic community.”
The ArtWalk Block Parties will highlight 20 local vendors, including artists, artisans, designers, and more. ArtWalk will also feature programming at some of downtown’s most loved businesses, shops, and restaurants including the House of Rock, BUS, Executive Surf Club and Rockits. The Peoples Street ArtWalk Block Party will close with a special live performance by El Dusty.
ArtWalk Block Parties are being held on the first Friday of every month throughout Downtown Corpus Christi with street closures on Lomax Street and People’s Street from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
For all information regarding ArtWalk Block Parties, visit https://godowntowncc.com/artwalk-block-parties/ or checkout the Downtown Corpus Christi Facebook page for all upcoming events