The Galveston Art League Gallery in Texas City is gearing up to celebrate the community’s Fall Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 22. Complimentary refreshments will be offered to guests who stroll the gallery, 611 6th St. N., during Texas City’s free semi annual celebration of art.
Made up of a three rooms decked out with colorful paintings and photography, the Galveston Art League Gallery will exhibit dozens of original artworks by artists from Galveston County and the surrounding area. All of the works are for sale.
In operation since August 2016, this art gallery has overcome a major challenge in 2018. On Jan. 7, a vehicle crashed into the front wall, causing structural damage. It reopened in March after repairs. The Texas City site is a sister gallery to the nonprofit Galveston Art League’s original location at 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. Typical hours for both galleries are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
The Galveston Art League, operated 100 percent by volunteers, was established in 1914 to support visual arts and arts education in Galveston County and the region. The Art League holds an annual fundraiser gala that is crucial to the budget supporting the organization’s overall efforts, including the two galleries.
This year’s gala, themed “An Evening of Art & Music,” will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the San Luis Resort Grand Ballroom, 5222 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston; for tickets and details, visit GalvestonArtLeague.com. Other financial support for the Art League primarily comes from memberships ($35 and up; details at GalvestonArtLeague.com, entry fees for the six juried competitions held each year, commissions from gallery sales, workshop tuition, and contributions. Other ways to contact the Galveston Art League are firstname.lastname@example.org and 409-621-1008.