Quite a change from the ice storm of February 2011; ArtWalk got the best of the Corpus Christi First weekend weather and had another excellent turnout in the order of 5,000 people in the Downtown area during the course of the event. Many more family groups seem to be enjoying the monthly ArtWalk and with this in mind we will be expanding the Kids Art in the Park activities in the near future. Keep checking in to this website for an update on this subject and many more.
We have been lacking a food vendor in recent months and this was resolved for the February ArtWalk by the addition of Callie’s Cajun to our list of vendors in the park. Callie reported a brisk trade throughout the night and has agreed to come back on a regular basis so come get your fix of Cajun food every ArtWalk at la Retama Park. The other vendors in the park also reported a good crowd with folks buying as well as just looking.
Music featured heavily in the February event. As well as regulars HOBO riding “The HOBO Express” (DTown Tram) and “Get Off The Lawn” bluegrass band in La Retama Park we also featured Joe Green playing saxophone on stage in the Ritz Theatre, Brad Brown and Sam Glynn played WaterStreet Market, Adrian Taylor entertained at KSpace Contemporary, David Martinez was at The Art Center, Steven Hansen at the Home of Festival of the Arts, and Barbara & David Brown played in Hester’s at The Art Museum. In addition to all of these fine musicians there were many impromptu performances going on all over Downtown on the sidewalks outside various venues.