Incorporated in 1986, the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is an independent nonprofit organization that showcases innovative contemporary art.

Museum Building
Gallery Information

GAC is temporarily located at the corner of 25th and Market in downtown Galveston.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Closed Monday

Help us restore and return home to our nationally recognized historic 1878 building on the Strand.


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Welcome to the Galveston Art Center

A pacesetting institution unlike any other across the state. ―Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA)



January 10 - February 22, 2015 | Opening Reception: January 17

Winston Lee Mascarenhas
Number 14, 2014
Ecaustic on Archival Cardboard
9 x 22 x 4 inch
title image

David Aylsworth Jane Helslander Margo Sawyer
Kristen Cliburn Jane Honovich George Schroeder
Lucinda Cobley Terrell James Howard Sherman
Pat Colville Michael Kennaugh Charlotte Smith
Brad Ellis Winston Lee Mascarenhas Lorraine Tady
Ibsen Espada Jesus Moroles Liz Ward
Garland Fielder Steve Murphy Mac Whitney
Linnea Glatt Tom Orr Leslie Wilkes
Larry Graeber McKay Otto Joan Winter
Sam Gummelt Aaron Parazette Sydney Yeager
Roberta Harris Sam Reveles  

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Illustration Fridays

Next date: February 6th

Every first and third Friday, drop in at GAC between 4-6 PM for a free, casual open-studio

session. Each week, an artist volunteer will set up tables and materials and introduce the Illustration Friday topic of the week (a one-word prompt.) You then pick up pencil or brush and respond to the prompt however you want to. As you work, you'll enjoy the company and inspiration of your fellow doodlers, as well as music, drinks and snacks.

Open to all. More info


Volunteer Signup

Try our easy online signup tool to volunteer for the next ArtWalk and other events:

Volunteering is a great way to meet other art enthusiests and, in many cases, get FREE admission to classes, festivals and invitation-only parties. A Galveston Arts Center staf member will contact you by the following business day to confirm your committement, fill you in on the details, and answer any questions.