Watch this glowing kiln image become an 8'x7' mural live at Arts Alive Labor Day festival Sept. 2-3. Local airbrush artist Adrian Cuevas​ will create the next Marina Arts District mural on large steel double doors of The Art Center. Adrian will work and be available to answer questions throughout the event. The glowing kiln mural will be painted on the outside of the Barry Brown Clay Studio​ kiln room. The tile surrounding it is made by clay studio members.

Arts Alive!, the Labor Day weekend arts festival of crazy creativity, will take place Sept. 2-3, 2017 at The Art Center of Corpus Christi on the bayfront.

Immerse yourself in a weekend of all things art. Stand back while molten aluminum is poured into the design you just created. Watch as giant carved woodblocks are printed with a steamroller. Glaze your own pottery and see what happens when it is fired in a flaming garbage can. There will be dozens of live art demonstrations, as well as opportunities to collaborate with artists to create large public art.

Bring the kids for dozens of make and take projects in the Family Art Time mega-tent. Mermaids will join the fun during a special appearance. Music will fill the air. Dancers will grace the scene. Shop along the avenue of artisans and inside at Studio C Gallery. Come hungry or take a break and recharge with food from the best local food trucks, have a beer, or dine inside at Citrus Bistro and enjoy the view.

Admission is $5 adults, $1 children 12 and under. Arts Alive benefits The Art Center of Corpus Christi, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations & Sponsorships will be matched through the Gene Bouligny $100,000 challenge. This program is funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax funds by the City of Corpus Christi through the Arts & Cultural Commission. 

Arts Alive takes place Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call (361) 884-6406, visit and like the Facebook page /artsalivecc.