ARToberFEST Galveston will transform historic downtown Postoffice Street into an open air gallery bursting with color and culture from all over the United States.
The Festival originated in 1997 by founding coordinator Kathy Modzelewski to promote fine art in the Galveston County area. During the past 21 years, the event has grown from 30 artisans and 500 attendees to 125 participating artists from across the U.S. showcasing their work to more than 7,500 attendees.
During the past twenty- one years the festival has grown in popularity. This year’s Festival has extended its footprint to include an additional block. Considered the Island’s premier art event, ARToberFEST is held in the heart of Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd Streets, on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 21st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST is a juried Fine Arts Festival representing 14 different forms of artistic media.
This year, the festival is excited to feature new participating metal artist Craig Riches from Silverhill, Alabama. We are thrilled to share Craig’s Metal masterpieces with the Galveston community.
In addition to the extensive selection of art, festival goers can also enjoy a wine bar, Galveston’s Farmer’s Market, food trucks, interactive art activities for children, a young collectors' gallery - for children only, daily live musical performances, an emerging artist tent showcasing College of the Mainland students, and so much more.
ARToberFEST admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 free. A portion of admissions will benefit the Educational Outreach Programs of The Grand 1894 Opera House.
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