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

 

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Oct
17
Thu
Author Spotlight Series with Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm

Meet the authors, Chris O’Shea Roper and Tom Linton, of this month’s featured book: Legacy of the Early Gulf Coast Cowboys! From Spanish cattle drives to the important contributions of black cowboys, this book is sure to pique a Texas history buff’s interest.

Get your copy at the Museum Shop or bring yours along for the authors’ to sign. As a bonus, you will also enjoy exquisite pen-and-colored-penciled drawings of scenes of early Texas lore by Joseph A. Hoover, the illustrator.

Booth at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

Oct
19
Sat
A Woman’s Work is Never Done Lecture at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm

Join Historical Program Coordinator Katrina Yordy of Jesse Jones Park and Nature Center as she demonstrates the process of changing raw cotton into the fabric that we love.

Free with admission.

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
15
Fri
Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 9th-16th (9am-5pm): Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest – Open to any artist using the Plein Air technique. Art must be painted on Galveston Island during the event time frame. Go to gleegallery.net for complete contest rules. Paint one day or every day on Galveston Island for eligibility. The November Plein-Air Watercolor Contest benefits both Artist Boat and The Humane Society.

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Children’s Art Class @ From the HeART Gallery
Nov 15 @ 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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Glass Art Class @ The Old Galveston Trading Company
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come create your own glass art masterpiece! We supply all of the glass, shells and canvas. You will create your own art out of hand dyed tempered glass, stained glass, broken vases and bowls and painted canvas. Class is $70.00 Space is limited so please call and get signed up soon @ 409-256-1272 or you can sign up Saturday night at the art walk, we will be at the old Galveston trading Company from around six to 8 o’clock.This class you will create something beachy.

Nov
16
Sat
Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 9th-16th (9am-5pm): Brushes By The Beach Plein Air Contest – Open to any artist using the Plein Air technique. Art must be painted on Galveston Island during the event time frame. Go to gleegallery.net for complete contest rules. Paint one day or every day on Galveston Island for eligibility. The November Plein-Air Watercolor Contest benefits both Artist Boat and The Humane Society.

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Youth Sailing Lessons @ Sea Star Base Galveston
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Every Saturday: Youth Sailing Saturdays – The Youth Sailing Program at Sea Star Base Galveston is unlike any other youth program in the country. It is their belief that every child has the ability and should have the opportunity to learn how to sail and become an ambitious, skilled, and active lifetime sailor. Children are taught by the highly skilled staff at this world-class sailing facility, but the benefits do not end there. In the youth sailing program, children learn stewardship of the oceans, coasts, and communities; they are heavily mentored by dedicated volunteers and learn physical and social skills that will carry them throughout life. These classes are open to the public. Beginning Sailors classes are 9am-12 noon. Intermediate Sailors classes are 1-5pm. Non-members can pay the daily rate of $25 per session. Membership is $200 annually for students only.

Beach Explorations @ Galveston Island State Park
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists.

Beach Exploration hikes start at the park’s Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.)

Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.

Jewelry Making with Annette Kinslow at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 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.

Praire Walk at Galveston Island State Park
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (10am): Prairie Walk – Learn about the coastal prairie on a guided walk. The new Prairie Adventure will meet in the Galveston Island State Park (Park) Nature Center. Visitors will be introduced to the Park, the exhibits in the Nature Center and the Coastal Prairie. Visitors will then follow a guide to the parking area at the Clapper Rail Trail and then learn about the wonders of the Bay and Coastal Prairie including a little about the bay and wetlands, the flora and fauna and prairie restoration efforts in the Park. The Prairie Adventure is free, but visitors will need to have paid the Park admission fee.

Galveston Island State Park is located on the west end of the island at 14901 FM 3005, Galveston. For more info call (409)737-1222 or go to tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/galveston-island. The beachside of Galveston State Park (everything south of FM 3005) is closed as renovations take place. The side facing the bay will remain open. This closing is expected to last for about three years.

Landscapes Made Easy, Acrylic Class with Sherrie Kostura @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Landscapes Made Easy, Acrylic Class with Sherrie Kostura (11am-1pm): Love painting landscapes, but your flowers and trees look drab? Come join award-winning artist Sherrie Kostura for tips on how you can use the magical ‘funny brush’ to paint beautiful flowers, trees, and more. No more drab, underwhelming paintings – you will leave the class with your own beautiful painting. All supplies included. Beginners to advanced welcome. Class cost is $60. Please register at gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html. Instructor Sherrie Kostura has received numerous awards for her portraiture, notably a grand prize win in the Prismacolor National Art Competition. She has been featured in ‘The Illustrator Magazine’ and ‘Southwest Art.’

Preservation U: Protecting Historic Coastal Cities @ Architectural Salvage Warehouse
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

An overview of how historic communities in coastal environments preserve their built environments.

This is presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation. Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the last 60 years, GHF has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. GHF embraces a broader vision of history and architecture that encompasses advancements in environmental and natural sciences and their intersection with historic buildings and coastal life, and conceives of history as an engaging story of individual lives and experiences on Galveston Island from the 19th century to the present day.

Preservation U: Protecting Historic Coastal Cities Workshop @ Texas Seaport Museum & Tours
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

November 16th (11am-12 noon): Preservation U: Protecting Historic Coastal Cities – An overview of how historic communities in coastal environments preserve their built environments. Tickets are $15. This will be held at Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 2228 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston.

Author’s Afternoon at G. Lee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author’s Afternoon (12 noon-3pm): Like to read a good thriller? Join author Wren Richards for the low down on a really good, page turning thriller that is based on a true story that happened to her! Got some kids on your holiday shopping list? George Douglas Lee’s ‘Oppy the Popping Hopper’ rhyming fun book for kids will also be available It is illustrated, written, and rhymed all by George Lee himself.

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.

Schooner Sundays Sailing Lessons @ Sea Star Base Galveston
Nov 16 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every Sunday (12:30-4:30pm): Schooner Sundays – These sailing lessons are for those interested in learning to sail, becoming members, or simply looking to enjoy a day out on the water. Guests are invited to work the sails if they like, or even steer, as the captains point out areas of interest along the route. Reservations are required. This is free for members and $50 for non-member adults, $40 non-member students.

“A Longhorn Legacy” Lecture Presentation at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 23rd (1-4pm): “Smoky Mountain Music” Gallery Presentation – Enjoy an afternoon with the North Harris County Dulcimer Society as they share the history and beautiful lilting sounds of traditional music played upon this truly unique American instrument. From hazy origins, the dulcimer first appeared in the early 1800s in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia in areas settled by the British, the Scottish, and the Irish. These people claimed the dulcimer as their own and that is why so many British, Scottish, and Irish tunes are played on it. The word “Dulcimer” comes from the Greek meaning ‘sweet song’ and it is indeed a pleasure to listen to its lovely melodies.

“Artistic Impressions” Gallery Presentations at Bryan Museum @ Bryan Museum
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 30th (1-4pm): “Artistic Impressions” Gallery Presentations – Enjoy a unique and fascinating glimpse behind the artist’s brush. American Impressionist artist Randall Kirby Cogburn will be doing 30-minute live gesture portrait sessions and sharing his knowledge and adventures of life as an artist. Whether in his studio or on location, his works reflect the tradition of the original Impressionist painters emphasizing loose and precise brushwork, vivid color, and the importance of light. An award-winning artist, Randall has studied a broad range of painting styles from realist to abstract, impressionist to classical. His work is available in public and private collections throughout the country. His paintings depicting cityscapes, seascapes, landscapes, and portraits are displayed at Island Framed in Galveston. Visit RandallCogburn.com/events for information on scheduling a portrait session.

Adaptive Sailing Program Saturdays
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Saturday (2-4pm): Adaptive Sailing Program, which was voted the best in the nation by U.S. Sailing in 2015, continues to thrive and grow. This program is for all people with disabilities or post-traumatic stress (PTSD). Sailing is one of the few sports in which an adaptive athlete can compete on the same playing field as a non-disabled sailor. Please call to schedule a time to try it out and see if this program is for you.

At its strategic perch overlooking Offatts Bayou, Sea Star Base Galveston (SSBG) resembles a five-star hotel beckoning guests to stop in. But looks can be deceiving. Sea Star Base Galveston is a youth based non-profit organization, and its mission is providing outstanding marine and aquatic programs where youth can learn teamwork and leadership skills, self-reliance and confidence, maritime career pathways, and independence of mind, body and spirit.

Please go to ssbgalveston.org/camps for information and registration, or call (409)572-2560. Sea Star Galveston is based at 7509 Broadway, Galveston.

The San Marcos 10” by E. R. Bills Book Signing @ Galveston Bookshop
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing with returning author E. R. Bills and his book covering a Vietnam Era student protest in Texas. On November 13, 1969, ten students at Texas State University were suspended for participating in a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. They had kept vigil in front of the Huntington Mustangs, bearing signs that read “Vietnam Is an Edsel” and “44,000 U.S. Dead, For What?” while an increasingly hostile anti-protest crowd chanted, “Love it or leave it!” and “Let’s string ’em up!” It was a day after news of the My Lai massacre broke. Part of a coordinated, nationwide Vietnam Moratorium effort that confounded and infuriated the Nixon White House, the “San Marcos 10” challenged their suspension, taking their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Author E.R. Bills offers this fascinating glimpse into the 1960s antiwar movement in Texas, the extraordinary measures to quell it, and the broader social activism in which it participated.

Galveston Bookshop is located Downtown Galveston at 317 23rd Street, Galveston. For more info call (409)750-8200 or go to galvestonbookshop.com.

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