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)


On view through Sun, April 12



Curated for Galveston Arts Center by BarometryProjects


Upcoming Art Education Programs

Registration for Summer Art for Kids and new 4-week adult art classes will be available soon. Summer Art for Kids occurs every Friday from June 12 - August 14th, and is open enrollment.

Watch this space for more information, including schedules and sign-up forms.

Illustration Fridays

Next date: April 3rd

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, and drinks .

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.