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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.

https://www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html?fbclid=IwAR0unrRwlDVkBSICsxdXRB-1q645feIuyHa-mOj2zNEFu4d-WdAvVQEu1Tw

On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

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, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

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

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

Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
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.

https://www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html?fbclid=IwAR0unrRwlDVkBSICsxdXRB-1q645feIuyHa-mOj2zNEFu4d-WdAvVQEu1Tw

On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

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, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

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

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 galvestonartscenter.org. 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 Tours @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Galveston Island Brewing is Galveston’s premiere craft brewery featuring an onsite tap room. Games and a playground make this brewery, a well-rounded family affair. We offer 12 taps, St. Arnold’s Root Beer and pub grub for our patrons.

FREE brewery tours are hosted every Saturday at 1:00pm for free.l

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.

Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
Nov
17
Sun
On Exhibit at GAC: Erin Curtis | Night and Day @ Galveston Arts Center
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On view through November 17th is Erin Curtis’ “Night and Day.” 

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, 2019.

Erin Curtis is an artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Curtis’s work combines utopian ideals of beauty and structure, with process and chance. Primarily working as a painter, she also creates large-scale, site-specific installations and public art projects.

She has received grants from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the City of Austin and the District of Columbia. Curtis has had solo shows at Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (2017), CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, California (2016), Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas (2015) and Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC (2015). She has created commissioned works for the Chicago Transit Authority, the City of Washington D.C., Facebook, Art in Embassies and the City of Austin. In the summer of 2019, a 20- foot tall cut brick mural commissioned by Intelligentsia Coffee will be installed in downtown Austin. Curtis attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and was awarded residencies at Anderson Ranch (2012) and Vermont Studio Center (2014). In 2008-2009, Curtis was a Fulbright Scholar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Curtis graduated from Williams College with a BA in Liberal Arts in 1999 and received her MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

For more info go to erinelizabethcurtis.com.

In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition Exchange Rate is on view through October 6th, 2019. The exhibition features artists who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. “Exchange Rate” features work by Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate.

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

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

Sunday Hootanany Jam at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every Sunday 1-4pm, join the acoustic jam!

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 17 @ 2:30 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
Nov
18
Mon
Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Nov
19
Tue
Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Super Smash Brothers Tournament at Symposium Brewpub @ Symposium Brewpub
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Tuesday (7pm): Super Smash Brothers Tournament – Come out to Symposium Brewpub, located at 310 19th St., Galveston, for a fun and super cool tournament, geared to all ages! Come get your smash on!  Craft beer and video games heaven! Plus the winner will receive two free beers and runner up will receive one free beer. They also have a permanent additional gaming station with 50+ games across SNES, Playstation 1, Atari 2600, and Playstation 3. It is free to play.

Coast2Soul Poetry Night at The Proletariat @ The Proletariat
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join at The Proletariat for an Open Mic night of poetry. All ages are welcome. Come out and share your work with open ears and open hearts, or come out and listen to poets share their work with you. Each Open Mic will he hosted by different people each session. There is no cover and sign-in begins at 8pm.

  • September 3rd: Space Rhyme Continuum
  • September 17th: Houston VIP Slam
  • October 1st: Amyna Dosani
  • October 15th: Jonathon Brown
  • November 5th: Joya Polk
  • November 19th: Christina Martinez
  • December 3rd: Brandon Shatter
  • December 17th: Swan

The Proletariat is located at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston.

Nov
20
Wed
Discount Days at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Every Monday (10am-10pm): Military Monday – Active Military members can visit Moody Gardens with half-off of the Value Pass every Monday. Tickets are just $30 (regular price $69.95).

Senior Tuesdays (10am-10pm): Senior Tuesday – Seniors 65 years old and above get half off a Value Pass to experience all of the great attractions like the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid.

Every Wednesday (10am-10pm): Mommy (or Daddy) Wednesday at Moody Gardens – Come and enjoy #MommyWednesday, where Moms or Dads can bring their toddlers 4-5 years old and enjoy all the exhibits for half-off per person. Explore the depth of the Aquarium Pyramid, see if you can find both sloths in the Rainforest Pyramid, and enjoy a 3D and 4D movie.

Moody Gardens is located at 1 Hope Blvd. in Galveston. For more info or tickets go to moodygardens.com.

Nov
22
Fri
Island ETC Theatre: “A Tuna Christmas” @ Island ETC
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

November 8th-30th, “A Tuna Christmas” by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears will be on stage at Island ETC. This fun “tuna” adventure is a holiday classic. 

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest and that Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. “A Tuna Christmas” is a total delight for audiences of all ages.

Performances begin at 8pm except for Sunday matinees start at 2:30pm. Sunday matinees will be on November 10th and November 17th.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students and senior citizens (55+). Tickets are available at islandetc.org.

ETC is located at 2317 Mechanic St. in Downtown Galveston. For further info, visit islandetc.org or call the theatre box office at (409)762-3556.

Upcoming performances are:

  • January 24th-February 1st: “Actually” by Anna Ziegler
  • March 13th-April 11th: “First Date” book by Austin Winsberg
  • May 15th-30th: “The Last of the Thorntons” by Horton Foote
Nov
23
Sat
Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours @ Bishop's Palace
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Bishop’s Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End District and a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded Age extravagance and is listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Bishop’s Palace is located at 1402 Broadway at Ave. J.

Basement to Attic Tour – Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view provides a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico.

Galveston Island Brewing Tours @ Galveston Island Brewing
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Galveston Island Brewing is Galveston’s premiere craft brewery featuring an onsite tap room. Games and a playground make this brewery, a well-rounded family affair. We offer 12 taps, St. Arnold’s Root Beer and pub grub for our patrons.

FREE brewery tours are hosted every Saturday at 1:00pm for free.l

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.
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