Galveston Art League, which recently increased its gallery hours, invites area
residents to participate in two affordable and enjoyable fundraisers during the holiday
From noon to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Dec. 4-27, a unique sale at the Art
League Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston, will showcase small original pieces by
local artists. These 36 works of art measure about 12 inches at the widest point, and
nothing costs more than $75.
The affordable artworks, along with larger pieces exhibited and offered for sale in
the Art League Gallery, also are shown and sold online
at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com, which provides checkout with credit cards.
Customers who wish to buy with checks or cash may make arrangements to do so by
Margo Donaldson Snider, president of the nonprofit league, says the small-art
sale is designed “to give shoppers the opportunity to easily purchase a one-of-a-kind
item as a gift during the holiday season.”
The second December fundraiser for the Art League is a party-basket raffle. Just
about everything you need to throw a delightful soiree – maybe a festive, socially
distanced New Year’s Eve bash? – is in the basket, which is worth more than $250. For
instance, there are spirits such as Tito’s vodka and various wines, along with snacks,
napkins, wineglasses, and a nautical-theme wine stopper in case you happen to have a
bit of tasty vintage left over.
Raffle tickets cost $10 each, or $25 for three tickets, and the winning ticket will
be drawn on Dec. 20.
Founded in 1914, the all-volunteer Galveston Art League aims to promote visual
arts, art education, and art appreciation in Galveston County and the larger region. The
Art League has never employed a salaried staff member. League members operate the
organization and handle tasks such as running the gallery and holding judged art
competitions. Even during the pandemic, the league has continued to organize featured
artist exhibits that promote talented artists in the area.
But Covid-19 has been radically altered some of the Art League’s regular
activities, Snider says, with an indefinite pause on its free and low-cost educational
events for adults and kids. “We’ve had to cancel several workshops and our children’s’
summer camp, and we couldn’t hold our main annual fundraiser, our fall gala. The
holiday gift sale and party basket raffle will help us keep the lights on until the pandemic
“The past months have been difficult,” she adds, “but we’re adapting. We hold
our board meetings virtually, and we’re doing online sales for people who aren’t
venturing out to the gallery to see the artworks in person.
“We’re counting on Galveston County’s supportive art lovers and holiday
shoppers in general to help us – and help themselves – by purchasing a lovely piece of
Please note that as pieces sell, Art League members will be adding new art to the
gallery offerings, so check back to see the new items.
If you have questions,
call 940-222-1958 or email