Council approves $850,000 construction contract for South Texas Art Museum

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – During today’s regular City Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council awarded a construction contract to South Texas Building Partners, Inc of Corpus Christi, TX, to complete the improvements of the South Texas Art Museum, located in Council District 1, for $850,000. The Type A Sales Tax Venue, which uses local sales tax funding to support business development, will fund the project.

This project will replace seven of the facility’s ten skylights. It will also provide new windows at the main entrance, in the café, and between the small gallery and the outdoor water feature. The cafe will gain new windows in the dining room overlooking the Harbor Bridge and the Texas State Aquarium.

Skylight, storefront and window systems will comply with City of Corpus Christi energy conservation codes to provide cost savings and improved comfort. The work will address water and moisture infiltration issues and improve emergency entrances and exits and ADA accessibility.

The project is expected to start in May 2022 and end in December 2022.

The South Texas Art Museum was first opened to the public in 1972. It is owned by the City of Corpus Christi and operated by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

For more information, please call Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or email

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