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Jun
26
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
3
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
10
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
24
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Jul
31
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Aug
7
Wed
Printmaking studio @ Galveston Arts Center
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples.

Aug
17
Sat
Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Aug
18
Sun
Headshots for Samitha @ From the HeART Gallery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

August 18th (1-6pm): Headshots for Samitha – Buried Treasure Photography and From The Heart Gallery will be hosting a day of Headshots for Samitha. You will receive two professionally shot headshots for $50. All proceeds will go to Samitha and Scott Edwards to aid in her fight against cancer! Please come out and show your support. Samitha has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. It is in her spine, skull and both lungs with the largest mass (3cm) in her right lung. Show your support, love and care of this family at this photo shoot. For more info go to facebook.com/events/448876525844826.

Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Aug
19
Mon
Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Aug
20
Tue
Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Free Galveston Beach Band Weekly Concert @ Ashton Villa
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Galveston Beach Band, founded by Frank Incaprera father, has been providing concerts for over 90 years. Frank, the band leader, has been attending concerts since he was four months old! And some members of the band have been part of the band for 40+ years.

FREE concert times are every Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, beginning June 4th. Concert location is at Sealy Pavilion off Broadway and in front of the Rosenberg Library in downtown Galveston.

The Galveston Beach Band concerts play a wide variety of music drawing from Jazz, shows and music of its time. In the video example below, Robert Gray conducts a medley of tunes from the show Chicago.

Starting in the 1920’s, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera.

By the 1960’s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera.

Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proudly family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much-loved show tunes, big band numbers, and jazz.

Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Frank Incaprera is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band.

Frank Incaprera is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band. From annual quest for funding to music selection, conducting, and playing solos, Frank is front and center stage. He is a man of monumental commitment and under his nearly 50-year leadership, the summer concerts continue to bring pleasure to so many. In 2014 Frank celebrates his 90th birthday.

Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provides free, good, clean, family-fun from June to August.

Aug
21
Wed
Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Kimber Fountain’s ‘Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line’ Tours
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 22 @ 9:00 pm

From the author of the book comes a wonderful tour and a riveting journey through the forgotten parts of downtown Galveston that were once bustling with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love.

Join renowned author and speaker Kimber Fountain as she brings to life the tales – both tragic and triumphant – of Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line.

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family-friendly entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy of illegal liquor and gambling and an infamous red light district called simply, “The Line.”

This unassuming five blocks of Postoffice Street came to life every night and remained a stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years. In the late 1950s, the era was known as the “Free State of Galveston” finally came to an end, and today, almost all that remains of its history has been sensationalized and marginalized.

Galveston was more than just a city of “gangsters” and lewd women,  and Kimber Fountain pursues the authentic, sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.

Tours are every Wednesday-Saturday starting at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com in advance or at the start of the tour (cash only).

Reservations are required for cash/onsite tickets, and both online ticket purchases and cash reservations must be made by 5pm the day of the tour.

The tour meets on the north steps of the old Galveston Post Office at 601 25th Street (corner of 25th and Church St.). Meet at the north steps located on Church Street side.

Tours begin promptly at 7pm. Please arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to ensure ample time to park and/or purchase onsite tickets. Due to mature content, this tour is strongly recommended for adults and older teens only. Tour content will not be censored for younger audiences, and teens and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Signed copies of Kimber’s books  Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line and Galveston Seawall Chronicles  will be available for purchase (cash or credit) at the conclusion of the tour.

For more info go to redlightdistricttoursofgalveston.com, email GalvestonRedLightTours@gmail.com, call or text (409)526-6883. Reservations required.

Aug
22
Thu
‘Godere’ with Gaw Jones on Exhibit at GLee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On exhibit is Gaw Jones. G.  Lee Gallery, a retired U. S. Marine, in his first show “Godere.” Emerging artist, Gaw Jones, makes his artistic statement in acrylic contemporary, non-representational art. Mr. Jones has recently retired from the U. S. Marine Corps. Originally from Liberia, Africa, he and his family emigrated to the United States during that country’s civil war. He has made the U. S. his home becoming a citizen and serving as a Marine. Gaw’s original, unique art will be featured 1-9pm Saturday, July 13th.

Also showing art is Constance Paul, Ruth Ann Rickman, Sherrie Kostura, Liz Wilson, Kelly Halbach, Jane East, Susan Tyler, Jeanetta Brewster; jewelry by Rene Armstrong and Charlotte Martin; fused glass by Sheryl Lambert; pottery by Lana Loveland and, our resident artist George Douglas Lee with still life, landscapes, contemporary and iconic Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed media.

G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net.

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