Calendar

Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Jan
5
Sun
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
6
Mon
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Jan 20 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
7
Tue
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – Jan 21 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
8
Wed
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – Jan 22 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
9
Thu
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Jan 23 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
10
Fri
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
11
Sat
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Children’s Roundup at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 11 @ 10:30 am – Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

FREE with RSVP

Calling all 3rd-5th graders who want to learn a little history and try their hand at old fashioned crafts and games. Mark your calendar for the second Saturday of each month for a fun interactive experience led by Museum Education staff.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

 

Winter ONZIE Land Pub Crawl @ Downtown Galveston
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

That’s right folks, grab your favorite ONSIE attire & get ready to pub crawl !! Starting off the new year right!

Every bar raffling off some cool swag and or some gift cards!

Best onsie wins the grand prize @ BREWCHACHOS.

1st 🛑 PATRICKS BAR (2411 strand )

2nd 🛑 STUTTGARDEN (111 23rd street )

3rd 🛑 BREWCHACHOS (2110 strand )

4th 🛑 DRUNKEN MONKEY (202 20th street)

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: The Brandon McDermott Band @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 11:30 pm

$10 at the door
https://brandonmcdermottband.com/

If you were to think of the most glorious sound that could ever be produced…As if Heaven itself were to part the clouds for the briefest of moments and all the Angels gathered to sing their most Angelic song, and it was so beautiful that it could only be heard for a single whisper of a moment or the gloriousness of the sound would overwhelm everyone on Earth….yep, that’s the Brandon McDermott Band.
    From Galveston to Houston to College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band released their first studio album titled “Mile Marker Zero” and just like their live shows, which continue to leave the audience wanting more, the album is chock-full of fun, energetic songs that are guaranteed to make their listener have a good time. From good ol’ fashion party songs, to songs about relationships gone bad, this album has something for everyone and has been getting great reviews from country music publications and industry people alike. Now the band is about to head into the studio to record their follow up album with Producer Adam Odor. The Brandon McDermott Band has played shows with many of Texas Music’s top acts including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Dirty River Boys, Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Honeybrowne and even 90’s megastars Poison, plus many more. So no matter whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes, if you like Texas Music then the Brandon McDermott Band has something for you.   

 The Brandon McDermott Band is – Brandon McDermott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Taylor (lead guitar, vocals), Brent Topa (drums), Soloman Garcia (bass).

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Jan
12
Sun
ICELand & Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Jan 26 @ 10:00 pm

New theme for 2019! A skilled team of master ice carvers has taken 2 million pounds of ice to create your festive journey “Around the World!” Travel from Russia and Egypt to China and beyond to see how other cultures celebrate the season. Glide from the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Giant Ice Slide where you might catch a glimpse of Australia, Holland, Rio or even Santa Claus. You can even take a moment to chill out on the ice with a festive drink inside the Shivers Ice Bar that has transformed into a log cabin decked out for the holidays where you can cozy up to a cool fireplace made completely of ice!

Starting November 16th-January 12th, Holiday in the Gardens will take place. As the largest holiday destination in the Southwest, Moody Gardens offers more holiday attractions, activities, festive fun, dining, and hotel packages than you can imagine.

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views of Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

The eight Holiday Attractions at Moody Gardens are Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, Cirque Joyeux, Holiday 3D Films, Rudolph 4D, Ice Skating, Arctic Slide, Train Rides, and Photos with Santa plus live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more! 

Tickets are available in all kinds of combo packages as well as individual packages. Moody Gardens has Super Value Days for bigger discounts at Holiday in the Gardens! Admission starts at just $8.95 for Festival of Lights and $19.95 for ICE LAND with an additional $5 off for seniors and children at ICE LAND on these special days. For more info, including a calendar of Super Value Days, go to moodygardens.com/holiday_season/plan_your_visit.

Hours are 10am-10pm for Ice Land daily. Festival of Lights is 6-10pm daily. Christmas Eve Holiday in the Gardens will be open 10am-10pm. Christmas Day it will be open 12 noon-10pm.

Interested in seeing Ice Land: Christmas Around the World come to life? See it all evolve on LIVE at moodygardens.com/iceland_tent/.

Jan
18
Sat
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert @ The Grand 1894 Opera House
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 1 @ 9:30 pm

Always entertaining and still going strong! The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part harmony and a string of number one hits from Billboard’s country singles charts! Join lead singer Duane Allen, bass Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden as they deliver one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. A Grand favorite! Tickets are $37-$112.

Jan
19
Sun
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Thursday 3-6pm and Sunday 9am-12 noon (note new summer hours), Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is held at The Bryan Museum Gardens, located at 1315 21st St. Come to the beautiful Conservatory and botanical gardens to relax and enjoy time and conversation with friends, family, and museum staff while shopping for locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products, plus live music, yoga, massage, crafting and Kids Corner! 

The Thursday market features all of the perks that you’ve come to expect at the market plus the added charms of the Bryan Museum’s “Wine at the Bryan” weekly event. The Sunday market also features wonderful goods and the charm of Bryan’s courtyard. It is always free to browse and most events are FREE to participate. 

At every market, there will be:

  • Live music
  • A chance to learn more about The Bryan Museum
  • FREE recycling with Keepin’ It Green: Every week, they accept your clean, rinsed recyclable plastics, glass, aluminum and paper/cardboard. KIG comes to pick it up every week aftermarket.
  • Family-friendly activities sponsored by partners like Rosenberg Library, Galveston Island State Park, Galveston Island Humane Society, etc.

GOFM is always “BYOC” – bring your own cup. They have eliminated single-use cups for the free Sunday morning coffee station and Thursday water station. Support the initiative by cleaning out your cupboards and donating unwanted mugs to market for others to use.

Every Sunday (10am): Yoga Classes – These classes are led by local yoga teachers. All classes are free to attend.

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market: Sunday Market! @ Bryan Museum
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market operates 2 markets every week, Thursdays & Sundays. 

Join us this Sunday and every Sunday!
9am-12pm (June-September)

9am-1pm (October-May)

at The Bryan Museum – Galveston (1315 21st St)
year-round

*There is always live music and activities/information offered by one of our many Community Partners, whether it’s Rosenberg Library, Galveston Island State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife, Galveston Sports Massage, facepainting or beyond…

*Products typically available include: kombucha, fresh bread, hand-roasted coffee, teas/salves/tinctures, olive oil, baked goods, salsa, jams, fresh eggs & meats and fresh produce. All GOFM markets utilize only LOCAL vendors selling foods they grow or make themselves, which means at certain times of year we have very little produce because our local farmers have very little harvest (ie if it has rained a great deal, or the middle of summer, immediately after several days of freeze, etc.)

The Galveston Wedding Show @ Garden Verein in Kemper Park
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Top area wedding professionals will welcome brides-and-grooms-to-be to the Galveston Wedding Show on Sunday, January 19 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. at Galveston’s historic Garten Verein. Brides and grooms in all stages of the wedding planning process can check out local options for catering, wedding dresses and bridal party attire, flowers, photography, music, wedding planning, bartending services, wedding entertainment and more, all in one of the most stunning wedding venues on the island. Admission is FREE. Mimosa’s will be served.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Britt Thomas ‘Indian Spirit’ on Exhibit at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Opening January 18, 2020 at Galveston Arts Center and on view January 18 – April 12, 2020.

Brown Foundation Gallery: Britt Thomas Indian Spirit

1878 Gallery & Vault: Amada Miller But then (again)

Continuing through February 23, 2020 in the Main Gallery: Amber Eagle Nap Dreams


Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two new exhibitions. Britt Thomas’ photography exhibition Indian Spirit documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and community who keep those traditions alive. Amada Miller’s exhibition But then (again) includes photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet. These exhibitions will remain on view through April 12, 2020.

Amber Eagle’s exhibition Nap Dreams will continue through February 23, 2020 in GAC’s main gallery.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

About the Exhibitions:

Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G’s mascot and reflects the community’s intense commitment to their motto of ‘Honor, Pride, Tradition.”

But then (again) is an exhibition of photographic and video work focusing on the celestial bodies that make seasonal appearances near our planet by San Antonio-based artist Amada Miller. Astronomers and scientists have spent centuries probing these mysterious portents, claiming everything from life-bearing origins to humanity’s destruction. Focusing on comets and meteor showers, the works in this exhibition are comprised of a record made of ice that plays the sound of a comet flying through space (recording acquired by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission) and long exposure photographs of the night sky as the Quadrantids and Ursids meteor showers pass by. These images are recorded and obscured by a handmade glass lens made from tektites, a type of glass that is formed from the heat of a meteor impact.

About GAC: GAC is the organizer of ArtWalk, which takes place every six weeks in downtown Galveston. The ArtWalk brochure, which lists participating venues, hours, information, and map can be downloaded at www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Galveston Arts Center is located at 2127 Strand St. in Downtown Galveston. The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

“Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams” at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On view November 23rd- February 23rd at Galveston Arts Center will be “Amber Eagle: Nap Dreams.”

There will be an Opening Reception Saturday, November 30th, 6-9pm with an Artist Talk at 6:30pm.

Amber Eagle is an artist based in Houston, TX and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Eagle received an MFA from the California College of the Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a Core Fellow with the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and has been an artist in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, The McColl Center, Charlotte, NC, The Portland College of Arts and Crafts in Oregon, and Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Eagle has spent extensive time in Mexico following an initial award from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County to research fiestas and sugar sculpting traditions. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout North America and is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art, Victoria, as well as public art installations in Houston’s East End and Cherryhurst House, Houston. Eagle is an accomplished art car artist whose cars Our Lady of Transportation and Rosebud have received awards at the Houston Art Car Parade. For more info on the artist, go to ambereagle.studio. For more information on this exhibition, please visit galvestonartscenter.org/exhibitions/ambereagle.

Galveston Arts Center continues on exhibit “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales. Rosales explores issues of class, race, gender, and immigration to expose social inequalities experienced by immigrants coming from Latin America to the United States. Rosales appropriates ornamental aspects of folk art and geometric abstraction, infiltrated with elements that evoke adversity faced by these individuals looking for a better life, only to find themselves facing similar conditions of social and economic exclusion. His paintings include rich colors and patterns that juxtapose the harshness of the wilderness of the tropics with domestic imagery. His works mix conflict with playfulness as a means to exaggerate reality with irony. The exhibition will be on view through January 5th, 2020.

Also on view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day” in the main gallery on the first floor. Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The exhibition will be on view through November 17th. For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

These exhibitions are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The galleries are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday 12 noon-5pm. Admission is free at all times.

Galveston Island Brewing: Acoustic Jam @ Galveston Island Brewing
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Hootenanny 1-4PM: Weekly open jam in a family friendly setting. Jam is open for players of all skill levels. Come join us and swap tunes on fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, etc.

The Spectacular Bridal Show @ The Tasting Room
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Be one of the first Bride and Grooms to have their wedding day over looking Galveston Island. Join us and the best wedding professionals from the Galveston Bridal Group as they host The Tasting Room’s very first Bridal Open House and Bridal Show.

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

Albatross Bar: David Joel @ Albatross Bar
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come Party on the Patio at Albatross! There will be live music on the patio 2pm-5pm! Come by for great music and lots of fun!

For more events in #galvestontx, go to https://galvestonislandguide.com/calendar/

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