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

Gallery Hours
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)


Orna Feinstein: Now and Zen
Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking







Orna Feinstein
Morel #4, 2011
3D monoprint on Plexiglas, hardware

On view November 29th - January 4th
Artist's Talk at 6:30 PM November 29th during ArtWalk

This Thanksgiving weekend, Galveston Arts Center will open an exhibit of unique monoprints by Houston artist Orna Feinstein.


Illustration Fridays

Next date: Friday, December 19th

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.