Galveston Art League wants to encourage everyone attending its Garden Party gala to enter the event’s
creative facemask contest. The masks should be decorated in line with the Garden Party theme of the
fundraiser. First-, second- and third-place prizes will include a paid-up one-year membership in the Art
League, logo merchandise (T-shirts, wineglasses, and facemasks), and various art supplies.
The Garden Party will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at Garten Verein, 2704 Ave. O in Galveston. You can
reserve your seat at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com or in the nonprofit league’s art gallery, 2117A
Postoffice St. in Galveston; the gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. General-
seating tickets are $100 apiece, prime seating is $250, and sponsors can purchase a table for 10 for
$2,500 (this includes a full-page ad in the event program) or a table for eight for $2,000 (with a half-page
ad in the program). Seats must be reserved by May 19.
The Garden Party will include a meal catered by Christina Hurd: herb-roasted brisket, herb-roasted
chicken, salad, a variety of vegetable dishes, dessert, and assorted beverages including wine, beer,
mimosas and peach Bellinis.
During the gala, two winning raffle tickets will be selected. Raffle tickets are on sale now in the
Postoffice gallery for two large collections of goodies. One basket is filled with alcoholic beverages and
party snacks worth about $200; the other is a garden wagon that holds a selection of gardening tools
and supplies. Tickets for both raffles, which cost $10 apiece or three for $25, are being sold in the Art
League’s gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. You do not have to be attend the gala to win a raffle prize.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE: The day’s agenda also will include a silent auction of contributions from
various local shops and restaurants, gift cards, and artworks by league members.
Live music will be provided by singer Jenny Lanier and harpist Dr. Joanna Whitsett (she’s also the
organist for Moody Methodist Church on the island); they will perform indoors. Guitarists Rhys O’Farrell
and Allen Kirkpatrick also will stroll and strum, playing outdoors if weather permits.
Galveston Art League was established in 1914 with a mission of promoting visual arts, art education, and
local artists in Galveston County and the wider region. The Art League is operated solely by volunteers
and has never had a salaried staff member. The gala is its primary fundraiser.
Another important source of Art League income is memberships to artists and non-artists who want to
support the local art community. Membership fees are tax-deductible, with varying levels of
participation. Membership has its benefits: Members are invited to exclusive preview parties, and
member artists are eligible for discounts off fees for exhibiting their work in the Postoffice Street gallery,
with displays changing monthly. To learn more about memberships, please visit
www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on the “Join” tab on the homepage.
For any questions about the Art League and its events, please email email@example.com.