Past Murals Tour - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX
Jul 2, 2019
By: Alexandra Scott
As many of you know, downtown is blooming with art now more than ever. But it’s always been here if you know where to look. While we are waiting for voting for 2019 Electrical Box Mural Contest to close, let’s take a walk through downtown and the murals of the past.
The Electrical Box Mural Program started in 1997 and originally had local students from around Corpus Christi come out to paint the boxes during the summer. Under guided supervision, the children participating in the Art Sparks program were actually paid for their works. It wasn’t until 2004 that professional artists were commissioned.
In fact, our tour begins at the last remnants of this program at the corner of Mesquite St. & John Sartain. Let’s take a walk through the luchadors, vibrant marine life, eclectic animals and abstract art that give life to downtown.
*not all of the selected murals have official titles
1 Art Sparks, 2005
2 “Corpus Dreams” – Mayra Zamora, 2016
3 Bike Mural – Malachy McKinney, 2016
4 “Pint Bamboo” – Kitty Dudics, 2015
5 Fish Mural – Juan Vela, 2015
6 “Verge” – Jimmy Pena, 2015
7 “Blessings” – Deborah Males, 2015
8 “Los Fantastics 4” – Amanda Shepard, 2015
9 “Prometheus” – Gerald Lopez, 2015
Who else is on the edge of their seat waiting to see what murals will line Mesquite Street this summer?!