In accordance with recommendations relating to the coronavirus outbreak, the Galveston Art League has postponed workshops and trips that had been scheduled in late March and throughout April.
The Art League’s gallery at 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston is normally open noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, but at present will operate a limited schedule based on the availability of volunteers who staff the gallery. If you want to check whether the gallery is open, call 409-621-1008 during its normal business hours. The gallery currently has 100-plus artworks on display, including paintings, photography, mixed-media works, sculpture, and jewelry.
The Galveston Art League, a nonprofit organization established in 1914 to promote visual arts and art education, is operated exclusively by volunteers, from its board members to the volunteers who greet and assist guests visiting its downtown Galveston gallery. The Art League depends on financial support from an annual fall gala as well as tax-deductible contributions and membership fees (please visit www.GalvestonArtLeague.com and click on “Join”). The league’s members, who include artists and non-artists, enjoy various benefits such as discounts for displaying their work in the gallery and invitations to exclusive preview parties.
As part of its mission to further visual arts in Galveston County and beyond, the Galveston Art League offers low- and no-cost workshops for children and adults, inexpensive children’s summer camps, juried art competitions, and art exhibits that typically last about four weeks. The Art League promotes local artists and participates in ArtWalk.