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

Capital Campaign

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

GAC is temporarily located at the corner of 25th and Market in downtown Galveston.
Museum Building
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Closed Monday


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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)

Nature Centered: A Small Group Exhibit
Opens Saturday, October 11th












Rebecca Braziel (detail)
The Wood of Bastrop #2

2014, Mixed Media




Exhibit-Connect Workshops

Observing, Imitating and Manipulating Nature

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Saturday, November 8th, Rebecca Braziel, whose latest body of work is currently on view in our gallery, will teach collage and assemblage techniques using found objects from nature.  There will be one workshop for children from 10:30 - noon, and one for adults and teens from 1:00-3:00 PM. Both workshops take place at GAC.

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(Please print from and return to 2501 Market St. Galveston, TX 77550 or email to reyna@galvestonartscenter.org.) PLEASE PRE-REGISTER.

More info about Braziel’s work can be found at www.rebeccabraziel.com.


Illustration Fridays

Every first and third Friday, drop in at GAC between 4-6 PM for a casual, friendly open-studio session. An artist-mentor will introduce the Illustration Friday topic (a one-word creative prompt) and each person picks up pencil or brush and responds however they like. As you work, enjoy the company and inspiration of your fellow doodlers, as well as music, cold drinks and snacks (and hot drinks in winter!) Next I.F: November 7th

When you finish, we can scan your piece right at GAC and upload it to the Illustration Friday website for you, where it will be showcased along with thousands of other participants' responses from around the world! (If you have your own website, blog, Flicker, Instagram, etc., you can upload it there first and have your I.F. post link to it.)

Bring: Your favorite personal drawing materials (sketchbook, pens, tablet/laptop, etc.) GAC will also provide materials as needed like paper, pencils, pastels & watercolors.

Who: Anyone! The Illustration Friday project has been going on for years and attracts everyone from professional illustrators to students and hobbyists. At GAC, those under 18 need to have a parent or guardian sign them in. Kids 14 & under need a responsible adult drawing buddy. Call for more info.



New: Volunteer Signup

Try our easy new 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.