Calendar

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

 

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Nov
10
Sun
Hand Lettering Workshop at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

November 10th (2-4pm): Hand Lettering Workshop – With plenty of time to send your holiday greeting cards, Bekah Guedry of My Creative Buzz will lead this one-day workshop in hand-lettering so you can use a stylistic brush calligraphy font with confidence. Work from live demos, worksheets with sample letters and words, and try a variety of brush pens, felt-tip markers, and papers. Once you get comfortable, you’ll have time to make a holiday-themed quote on cardstock, which you can decorate, copy, and/or cut to shape to place on gift tags, greeting cards, dinner party place cards, treat bag decorations, or anything else you dream up! All materials and supplies are provided during the workshop. Feel free to bring a beverage and some of your own items to write on if you already have them. This is suggested for adults and kids ages 10 and up.  Class cost is $15.

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

Nov
22
Fri
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Children’s Art Class @ From the HeART Gallery
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Children’s Art Classes ARE BACK!!!!
  • Brand New Location
  • Brand New BIGGER Classroom
  • Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art

This is NOT your average kid class….adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come 

 

HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z!

The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol.

Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day’s lessons, and a completed piece of artwork.

We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, just in case 

Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm, which gives parents a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the shops and restaurants right next door to the gallery :)

Pre-registration is preferred, but we also take walk-ins.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Nov
23
Sat
Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow (10am-1pm): G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a Viking Knit jewelry making workshop. Handmade chains have been found in Viking treasure troves. Made from melted down coins turned into fine wire, these chains are formed using a loop in loop technique. All materials as well as the use of tools during class are provided. Beginners are welcome. This a fun bracelet to make. You will get compliments wherever you wear it! Class is $105, RSVP is needed.

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.

“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Alcohol Ink Workshop with Dianne Duggan @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alcohol Ink Holiday Workshop with Dianne Duggan (2-4pm): Dianne Duggan’s popular alcohol ink workshop is back! Offering artists at all levels – including beginners – the opportunity to create art like no other. Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. And because it is the holidays, this class will include a glass of wine for all over 21 years of age. Supplies included. Class cost is $60, please RSVP in advance. Take home a beautiful 8′ x 10′ completed painting and one painted tile coaster. 



Your Instructor – Dianne Dianne has over 20 years of experience in art world and photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer and advertising agency artist and illustrator.

Holiday Market at From the HeART Gallery @ From the HeART Gallery
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come out during November 23rd ArtWalk for our holiday Art Market GRAND OPENING! Lots of gifts for lots of holidays, so come out and get your holiday gifts, all in two locations, From the HeART Gallery AND Affaire d’Art.
Nov
25
Mon
Life Drawing Class at Galveston Art Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Every Monday (1-3pm): Life Drawing Studio – Drawing the human figure from a live model is the foundation of nearly all studio art programs. If you have an interest in portrait painting, character design, comics/manga, game design, illustration, animation, fashion design, medical illustration, or just learning to “see” like an artist, this is for you! Live models pose for short “gestures” and longer poses of up to 90 minutes. Sessions are $15 and 3-month passes are available for $100.

Nov
26
Tue
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Art Club for Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Ceramic Studio Class @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Tuesday (6-8pm): Ceramic Studio – Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-D sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures, and glazes. Fees are $50 for two sessions or $75 for four sessions. Join at any time!

Nov
27
Wed
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Art Club for Homeschooled Kids at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

At GAC, Art Club lets creative kids in grades 3-8 (or about ages 9-14) build their skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more.  Instructors focus on expanding students’ experience of art beyond the K-8 curriculum, introducing novel techniques, tools, concepts, and inspiration from the contemporary art world, including GAC’s rotating exhibitions. 

The Fall Semester cost is $180 or $150 for members which include 15-week course. The Spring Semester cost is $240 or $200 for GAC members for the 2-week course. Individual classes are available for $20 each – start at any time.

Every Tuesday (4:15-5:45pm): Art Club for Kids  is with Jessica Ninci. Every Wednesday (2:30-4pm): Art Club for Homeschooled Kids is with Amber Kaiser.

Nov
28
Thu
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Fiber Arts Workshop at Galveston Arts Center @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Thursday in December (5:30-7:30pm): Fiber Arts Studio – Explore the rich world of fiber art with local artist and fashion designer Rachael Montemayor. Make wearable art and décor from wool, silk, linen, driftwood, and repurposed materials using techniques like wet felting, weaving, crocheting, and knotting. Experimentation is encouraged; your work will be as unique and personal as your own ideas! As sessions go on, students will especially enjoy mixing techniques within a single item to add interest and texture, or incorporating unexpected elements that are recycled, found or deconstructed. A large supply of natural fibers and textiles are available during class. You may also purchase your own materials through the instructor or her recommended sources. This class is for ages 13 to adult. All levels welcome; no experience necessary. All Basic materials are provided; more advanced materials recommendations will be given in class. Cost is $25 per day and materials are provided. There are no classes in November.

Holiday Tree Lighting at Hotel Galvez @ Hotel Galvez
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thanksgiving weekend Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 29th. Festivities begin at 6pm and include a special appearance by Santa Claus, live holiday entertainment by local entertainers including the Galveston Ballet, and the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas Tree on the front lawn.

About Hotel Galvez & Spa®

Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (409)765-7721, or visit HotelGalvez.com

About The Tremont House

The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. The Tremont House is a 119-room boutique-style hotel located in the heart of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District. The Quarters at The Tremont House offers 14 luxury, loft-style extended-stay suites. The hotel features 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a bistro-style café, fitness center and two bars for entertainment – the 1888 Toujouse Bar and The Rooftop Bar. The Tremont House received the 2018 “Best of Wyndham Grand” Award for its exceptional service. For reservations, call (409)763-0300 or visit TheTremontHouse.com.

Nov
29
Fri
“Undercover,” by Venezuelan-born artist Gerardo Rosales at GAC @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Galveston Arts Center presents “Undercover,” a solo exhibition by Venezuelan-born and Houston-based artist Gerardo Rosales opening Saturday, October 12th, 6-9pm, with artist talk beginning at 6:30pm. 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.

Thanksgiving Gift Market at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come get your holiday shopping underway November 29th – 30th at Moody Gardens Convention Center. The market is open Friday: 12 noon- 8pm and Saturday 10 am-6pm. This is  ‘The Premier Market of the Gulf Coast – Food and Wine Festival meets Gift Market!” Come sip and shop with all of the great vendors! You can sample food and wines from local restaurants and wineries while you shop. General admission is $6. 

Children’s Art Class @ From the HeART Gallery
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Children’s Art Classes ARE BACK!!!!
  • Brand New Location
  • Brand New BIGGER Classroom
  • Teacher: Samitha Edwards, BFA Fine Arts and Art History, Teaching Certification in Art

This is NOT your average kid class….adults enjoy it too and learn something new each time they come 

 

HERE, your children will be learning Art History, Technique, and Elements & Principles of Art from A-Z!

The first 30 minutes of class will be the Art History portion, where your children will get to know all the Masters, as well as the contemporary. We will be going from Primitive Cave art all the way to Andy Warhol.

Your children will leave here with new knowledge of the arts, printed handouts of the day’s lessons, and a completed piece of artwork.

We will go through ALL mediums, some will messier than others, and some will leave permanent stains. I will supply smocks for everyone, but be sure to drop off your kids with play clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, just in case 

Classes will be every Friday, 4-7pm, which gives parents a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the shops and restaurants right next door to the gallery :)

Pre-registration is preferred, but we also take walk-ins.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Nov
30
Sat
Thanksgiving Gift Market at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Conference Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come get your holiday shopping underway November 29th – 30th at Moody Gardens Convention Center. The market is open Friday: 12 noon- 8pm and Saturday 10 am-6pm. This is  ‘The Premier Market of the Gulf Coast – Food and Wine Festival meets Gift Market!” Come sip and shop with all of the great vendors! You can sample food and wines from local restaurants and wineries while you shop. General admission is $6. 

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