Participate - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX

Art Competition

There are three categories of art competitions:

  • Visual Art (2D/3D)
  • Original Music (singer/songwriter)
  • Spoken Word (prose/poetry)
2017 Theme:
“heART of the Community.”
Artists will spend the day around the Marina Arts District downtown creating a work of art from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m., the artwork will be submitted to the Ritz Theatre for judging. Artists must bring their own art materials and supplies (art supplies, table, tent, chairs or laptop). Any two-or three-dimensional media may be used to create the work of art.

Rules and Info Prizes

Art Parade

Parade art is a platform for presenting artwork in the public sphere. The parade is free and open to all groups, organizations, family and friends, and creative individuals of all ages.  The Parade will begin on Chaparral Street at the Nueces County Appraisal District parking lot and end at the Ritz Theatre.

Participants are encouraged to become a work of art:

  • Create an outfit
  • Paint your face
  • Build a float
  • Wear a costume
  • Make an artistic statement
  • Be Creative!
  • Ride a decorated bike
Space in the parade is limited so participants must pre-register and sign the waiver to participate. The parade starts at 3:30 p.m.

Info, Prizes & Judging

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A panel of three judges (TBA) will select the winning entries.
Any artist may enter.
Non-refundable $10.00 to be at time of registration and check in at the Art Center of the morning of the event. Cash or credit card only
All entrants must sign in at the Art Center of Corpus Christi the day of the competition. Works must be original and completed in the Marina Arts District between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. to judges located at the Ritz Theatre. All visual art forms and media are acceptable. Video or digital artwork will be accepted if the artist provides the means (and power) for it to be viewed – computer, TV screen, projector. Although we expect artists to have a plan for their finished piece; the artwork itself must be created on event day during the hours outlined. All artists must transport their work to the judging site. Participation Waivers will be signed at registration.
Winning entries will be placed on public display at the Ritz Theatre. The Marina Arts District may photograph and publish any for the artwork, and retains the right to display or sell copies of these works, and to use them for promotional purposes. Proceeds from the sale will fund subsequent years’ Masterpiece in a Day activities.
Finished works of art should be no larger than 40 X 40 inches, however, the final piece does not have to be a square or flat and should be a size that you can easily transport to the judging site.
Each work of art must be labeled with name, email address or phone number, title, media, date, suggested retail price. Label must be securely attached to the back of frame or bottom of sculpture.