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Galveston's ARToberfest

  • Postoffice Street and 22nd St Galveston, Texas 77550 (map)

ARToberFEST Returns to Postoffice Street in Historic Downtown Galveston, October 18 and 19, 2014.

Historic Downtown Galveston will come alive the third weekend of October with the 16th Annual ARToberFEST. The Island’s premier art event will be in the heart of the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District - on Postoffice St. between 21st and 23rd Streets, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October... 18 and Sunday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ARToberFEST will feature 125 quality artists and artisans – all showcasing their works in a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants in and around the festival site.

Offering “the beauty of art in its purest form,” ARToberFEST features all type of media including, clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, pastels, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, watercolor, and wood. Oftentimes artists can be seen painting at their easel or creating clay pottery on a potter’s wheel during the event.

“ARToberFEST has the relaxed feel of an art stroll,” says Kathy Modzelewski, ARToberFEST director. “The artists are excited to share their work with the visitors in a unique and historic setting.”

Galveston’s Historic Downtown is lined with shops, galleries and restaurants. Many festivals are held in the area throughout the year, including Mardi Gras Galveston, Downtown Lofts Tour, Dickens on the Strand, and Oktoberfest.

“Postoffice St. has a European ambiance, tree-lined streets and pavestone sidewalks lined with bistro tables and chairs. It’s a great combination of history and art,” added Modzelewski.

Journey downtown to Postoffice St. during ARToberFEST, and enjoy shopping and festivities amidst the lively, restored charm of the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District.

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Earlier Event: October 11
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown
Later Event: March 20
Art on the Greene