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

Gallery Hours

Tues - Sat: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Closed Monday

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Annual Fund







Exhibitions on view October 8 - November 20, 2016

Strand Gallery
Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak - Discourse

Brown Foundation Gallery
Mindy Veissid - Intuitive Moments 

1878 Gallery
Ann Sandberg - Children in Print

Second Floor Pop-Up Gallery
Beyond Bindings: The Book as Art


Sunset Buffet
GAC's annual waterfront fundraiser honoring a member of our community who has contributed to the arts.
This year we celebrate Clint Willour.
More Info


Life Drawing Studio
Temporarily cancelled as we complete renovations in our studio.
This section will be updated as soon as our weekly sessions resume.

Yoga in the Gallery

Every Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:00PM
$10 at the door. Or purchase your 8-class pass for $60 through Texas YogaFlow

Open Studio Night
Every month on the 2nd Friday: The GAC education department's version of an open house: un-structured creative and social time with friends, supplies, refreshments and (sometimes live) music.

Galveston Arts Center continuously reviews proposals from artists who wish to lead art workshops, classes and presentations.


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 staff member will contact to confirm your committement, fill you in on the details, and answer any questions. More Information.

Please see our Support Page or the Paypal Button to the right to donate to GAC's Annual Fund.