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February 2019

Mardi Gras Mask-Making Party

February 21 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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$12

Socialize and decorate your own one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras mask at our annual Mask-Making Party! Drop in after work to unwind, enjoy an adult beverage, and get inspired with friends! All materials are provided, including molded cardboard half-face mask with elastic cord for wearing, paint, feathers, sequins, coins, beads, glitter, and hot glue! Samples and demonstrations will be part of the evening's itinerary. Impress your friends with your ingenuity and get into the Mardi Gras spirit. $12 at the door (Winter…

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KREWE D’ART

February 22 | 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Join us at the Galveston Arts Center for the Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade!  Our second floor windows will be open and ready for bead throwing! Guests will receive entry to our GAC party complete with food, beverages, and beads! The event ticket includes entrance to the Mardi Gras grounds that evening. Is a Mardi Gras party at GAC not enough fun for you? Take your fun level up a notch and be one of twenty-five individuals in the parade on the Disco…

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March 2019

ArtWalk Opening – Brad Tucker

March 9 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Galveston Arts Center presents a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Brad Tucker opening Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM with an artist talk beginning at 6:30 PM. Tucker’s exhibition, Standard Tan, includes a collection of wood, fabric, and painted sculptural objects that explore color, texture, and language. Often mimicking tools and utilitarian objects, his work plays with the loose ends of craftsmanship at the border between painting and sculpture. Tucker’s experience as an artist, skateboarder, musician, and teacher…

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Conversations @ The Center – Jay Wehnert and Recie Kraemer

March 31 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Author Jay Wehnert will speak about his book, Outsider Art in Texas: Lonestars, in conversation with Galveston resident Recie Kraemer, owner of Karol Virag’s Decoupage House. Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights four Texas-based authors who have published books on topics in contemporary art joined in conversation with individuals that give special insight into local and…

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May 2019

Conversations @ The Center – Pete Gershon and Michael Tracy

May 19 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550 United States
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Pete Gershon will speak about his book, Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985, in conversation with artist Michael Tracy who lived and worked in Galveston during the 1970s. Tracy’s performance, Sacrifice I, 9.13.74 (The Sugar), which took place in the Imperial Sugar Warehouse in 1974 is documented in the book. Conversations @ The Center features artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights four…

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