Last updated: 12/22/2011
Galveston, Texas
Street Address
2501 Market Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Mailing Address
Galveston, TX 77550
phone: 409-763-2403
fax: 409-763-0531
Museum Type(s)
Clint Willour, Executive Director/Curator
phone: 409-763-2403 x12
Robin Cushman, Administrative Director
phone: 409-763-2403 x10
Karla Mock, Education/Outreach Director
phone: 409-763-2403 x13
Janice Broussard, Shop Manager/preparator
phone: 409-763-2403 x11

Special Hurricane Note:GAC suffered minor damage (a broken window and probably some water damage), but the building is still standing. The building was inundated with 4 feet of water in the downstairs galleries and the majority of the Helen Altman exhibition suffered water damage. The doors to the building are swollen and/or rusted shut. It appears from the NOAA satellite cam that the roof of the building is intact.

The Galveston Arts Center is a non-collecting exhibition space with three galleries and a sales shop with a gallery. We present between 26 and 32 exhibitions in the four gallery spaces per year of artists living and working in the region. The exhibitions are one-person, small group and large group in all media. We organize all but two or three of these exhibitions in-house and travel at least one exhibition per year with an accompanying catalogue.


The Galveston Arts Center was founded in 1970 as the Centre on the Strand. It is housed in the 1877 First National Bank building in the Strand Historic District.


One catalogue per year in conjunction with a travelling exhibition.

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