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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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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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The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

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.

Saturday Train Rides with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday, weather permitting, Galveston Railroad Museum, located at 2602 Santa Fe Place, Downtown Galveston, offers train rides for all ages on The Harborside Express.

The “Harborside Express” is an open-air caboose that travels 1 mile up Harborside Dr., then returns to the Galveston Railroad Museum. The train rides are approximately 15 minutes long. The train is a standing ride without seats. Due to the caboose being open air, the rides will sometimes be closed during inclement weather.

Boarding for the Harborside Express begins at 11am, with the last train ride departing the depot at 1:45pm.

Tickets are $5 in addition to admission to the Galveston Railroad Museum and must be purchased at the museum or at galvestonrrmuseum.org.

“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.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

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.
The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

Nov
24
Sun
The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

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.

The Polar Express with the Galveston Railroad Museum @ Galveston Railroad Museum
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Polar Express™ Train Ride is a theatrical re-creation of the classic children’s story on board a real train. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on the Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

Passengers are served hot chocolate and a treat by dancing chefs, enjoy a reading of the book by Chris Van Allsburg, and receive the first gift of Christmas (a silver sleigh bell) after Santa boards the train to greet families. Attendants lead passengers in caroling and fun holiday activities on the return trip to Galveston’s historic depot.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride in Galveston consists of six separate cars pulled by vintage locomotives from the Galveston Railroad Museum’s collection. On board, you will be seated in either Coach or First Class according to your ticket purchase. Every guest will experience the same excitement and wonder of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.

November 15th-17th, 22nd-24th, 27th, & 29th-30th and & December 1st, 6th-8th, 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 23rd, and 26th-29th.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rides will be at 5pm, 6:45pm, and 8:30pm. Sunday matinee are 3:15pm Tickets prices are $27-$75. The Polar Express™ is almost completely sold out.

Tickets are available by calling (320)244-0213 or  (409)765-5700 or at galvestonrrmuseum.org/polar-express.

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