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About K Space

K Space Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange, education, and experimentation, KSC builds awareness for innovative art in South Texas.

 

K Space Contemporary was established in 2001 by key members of K Space Art Studios and in 2007, opened its current street-level location. The “K” in our name refers to the building’s historic roots as a Kress Five & Dime Store. 

K Space Contemporary mounts 18 - 20 solo and group exhibitions each year by regional and national artists. We welcome innovative methods and site-specific concepts in all visual media. Over the years, K Space has exhibited hundreds of exceptional artists and established a reputation for excellence. We remain an artist-centric organization dedicated to providing a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and further their careers.

In 2019, K Space Contemporary expanded into a more visible storefront, which includes a gift shop where we feature hand-made items by local artists and artisans. The new storefront has increased attendance and brought more attention and sales to our artists/artisans.

 

Our Education Programs include lectures, workshops, figure drawing sessions, Summer Mural Arts Program and Art Lab for teens, virtual classes, and outreach programming to K-12 classrooms, Senior Recreation Centers, and other non-profit partners.

K Space Contemporary serves the broader community through public art and special events like the First Friday ArtWalk and our Dia de los Muertos Festival. Our Mural Arts Program has completed 23 public artworks to date, including several in the downtown area and at La Palmera Mall. In 2009, K Space partnered with the CC Downtown Management District to establish ArtWalk; K Space remains an ArtWalk collaborator and key venue. Our Dia de los Muertos Festival has garnered national attention as a top celebration of its kind in the US and has been voted Best Festival in The Bend Magazine Local’s List seven years in a row (2016-2022).  Learn more about the Corpus Christi Dia de los Muertos Festival. 

K Space Contemporary is open, friendly and accessible to all, hosting 25,000+ visitors annually of all ages and income levels. Through our programming, K Space seeks to build an audience for contemporary art, provide professional development support to artists, bring community together, and connect visitors to the powers inherent in art: wonder, inspiration, enrichment, consciousness raising, healing, entertainment and more. K Space Contemporary is a cultural destination that enhances tourism and economic development and raises the cultural profile of our city.

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