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

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Eric Schnell: Binder
Galveston Arts Center presents Binder, a site-specific installation by Galveston artist, Eric Schnell. The exhibit will open Saturday, August 22nd during ArtWalk from 6-9pm at 2501 Market Street with an informative gallery talk from the artist and curator at 6:30pm. The exhibition is curated by Clint Willour and will be on view through October 4th.

In Binder, Schnell combines delicate ink and graphite drawings with bamboo, clay, masking tape, and other assorted detritus from his studio and life to create a narrative of attempted psychological transformation. The story unfolds through each room of the GAC, the drawings and sculptural elements creating an immersive experience for the viewer. Binder features many of the same cast of characters that have been reoccurring in Schnell’s work for the past twenty years, including: boats, carbonaceous chondrites, Freud’s case studies, John Keats, Eugene Marais, and insect nymphs.

more information can be found at http://ericschnellstudio.com/home.html

Education News
Summer Art for Kids & Summer Art for TEENS
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New Adult/Teen Classes
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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.

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