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25th Annual

JURIED FINE ARTS FESTIVAL presented by

THE GRAND1894 OPERA HOUSE  •  GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS

JURIED FINE ARTS FESTIVAL presented by

THE GRAND1894 OPERA HOUSE  •  GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS

1997-2022

October 15 @ 10am-6pm / October 16  @11am-5pm

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The 25TH ANNUAL ARToberFEST Galveston
Saturday & Sunday, October 15-16, 2022

 

ARToberFEST Galveston, produced by The Grand 1894 Opera House,

fills Galveston’s Downtown Cultural Arts District with art, music and energy.

 

This year’s festival honors founder, Kathy Modzelewski,
while celebrating 25 years of distinctive art by artists from all over the country.

Highlights

Shop for one-of-a-kind artwork,  jewelry, home decor & more!

Children Under 12 FREE
Kids Creative Zone from Noon to 3 PM!

Live music throughout the day!

Interact with artists!

Visit and shop with Galveston's Postoffice Street Merchants!

 

Unique Items from An Array of Artists

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Clay, Digital, Drawing, Fiber-Textiles, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Other, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood

 

Map and Location

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 [ Festival History ]

Celebrating  25 Years of ARToberFEST

The idea of ARToberFEST began in 1997 when the Postoffice Street merchants were approached by Fred Wichlep of the Downtown Partnership, with funding for a special event (of their choosing). It was a natural fit for the "Arts and Entertainment District" to produce an art festival. The initial committee consisted of area artists and business owners; including Deborah and Terry Conrad, Sallie Anderson, Susan Henry, Bobby Boyd, Jeff Johnston, Gary Jones, Bill Schleisner, Cindy Hillman, Sue and Kevin Tigert, and Kathy Modzelewski.

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Kathy Modzelewski

Founding ARToberFEST Coordinator

 
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Partners

Special Thanks to Our Event Partners

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