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Boundless Arts & Entertainment!

Galveston's visual and performing arts culture continues to thrive as visitors browse through art galleries during the day before heading out at night to catch their favorite musicals in the heart of Historic Galveston Island.

In fact, arts and entertainment are as much a part of the Island’s history as its port and Victorian architecture. From theater, music and dance, in historic and traditional settings, to reggae, rock, country and the oldies in the city’s nightspots, Galveston sparkles at night.

Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District is nestled in the famous Strand National Historic Landmark District, only three short blocks from The Strand. This district is home to quaint galleries that feature various types of art from local, national and internationally recognized artists.

Every six weeks, the art galleries welcome Island visitors and Galvestonians alike into their galleries for ArtWalk; an event that provides visitors with wine and cheese while leading them through the historic streets and into boutiques and galleries.

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ARToberFEST: An Art Show to Remember
The 17th annual ARToberFEST takes place this coming weekend with striking and creative artworks from more than 100 artists from Galveston, the Gulf Coast area and throughout the country as well.

Oktoberfest Returns October 24-25
Since 1981, First Lutheran Church has been the site of one of Galveston’s premier fall festivals, and this year’s celebration of all things German is set for October 24-25.

2014 Best of Galveston Award Nominations Now Underway; Continue thru October 31
Visitors to Galveston.com know what they like, and that's why this fall we can't wait to tap your expertise as we search for the brightest and best that Galveston Island has to offer.

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents a year-round performing arts schedule featuring international stars of stage and screen, Broadway musicals, dance, music and comedy productions. Called “one of the finest theaters in the world” by veteran actor Hal Holbrook, The Grand is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated the “official opera house of the State of Texas” by the 73rd legislature. Past performers have included Bill Cosby, Gregory Peck, James Earl Jones, Bernadette Peters, and Willie Nelson. The Grand also presented the world premier production of Red, White and Tuna, as well as Tuna Does Vegas.

Island etc (east-end theater company) strives to present innovative and cutting-edge
productions by both known and new playwrights. The elegant 200-seat theatre is home to plays, musicals, concerts and film festivals year-round.

If it’s a just-released motion picture you would like to see, Premiere Cinema, a multi-screen theater, is conveniently located on Seawall Boulevard at 89th Street.

From Broadway to dance to visual arts, Galveston Island is a art-lover's paradise.

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