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Downtown Galveston Island, Texas Part 1

A video tour of Downtown Galveston Island, Texas brought to you by the Downtown Partnership. Places of interest included are Gracie's, Bungalow, Head to Footsies, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast, Haunted Mayfield Manor, Affaire d'art International Fine Art Gallery, MOD Coffee House, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, and Saltwater Grill.More details at http://www.galveston.com/downtown/

Posted by Galveston.com on Monday, June 23, 2014

The Downtown Cultural Arts District

Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture, from the 19th-century architecture that made The Strand a National Historic Landmark to its museums, galleries and theaters.

One of its many events is ArtWalk, a citywide open house that happens every six to eight weeks and draws between 1,000 and 3,000 visitors. There’s truly something for every aesthetic sense here, from avant-garde works by nationally renowned artists, to handmade crafts, to whimsical paintings perfect for a beach house. Visitors stroll from gallery to gallery and the fun spills out into the streets, with food and drink vendors lining the sidewalk. ArtWalk’s newest feature is the Art Market on Market, an evening of live music, painting, photography, jewelry, performance art and temporary social art.

Another downtown gem is Island ETC, the city’s only professional repertory theater company. Formed in 2002 with members of the Strand Street Theatre (which was established in the ’70s), the company stages five or six productions each season.

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