Artoberfest Galveston - Going Vividly Virtual in 2020
The Grand 1894 Opera House invites you to join them for the 23rd annual
celebration of Galveston’s ARToberFEST from October 17 thru October 31, 2020
for a creative “vividly virtual” event. Participate from the comfort and safety of your
home, office, cabin in the woods or from the beach. Discover original works of fine
art in a fun, free and completely online atmosphere, where you can shop and engage
in an interactive celebration of the arts.
All purchases - during your online visit - will be held in one convenient shopping cart,
easily accessible for check out at your leisure. Look forward to browsing and shopping
with all the artists, and as you purchase your special works of art and gifts, each will
be added to your personal cart. When ready to check out, patrons will only process
one payment for all selected items.
For additional information, visit www.artoberfest.com as Festival organizers continue
to enhance what is certain to become an integral part of every ARToberFEST in the
future. For more information, including booth applications, please contact Sarah Piel,
Festival Coordinator, at 409.770.5066 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARToberFEST Kick-Off - Saturday, October 17 - 8am
– Welcome! Tune in for video
greetings from Event Coordinator Sarah Piel, and Maureen Patton, Executive Director
of The Grand 1894 Opera House. Artist Demonstration Videos
- Check in to one or more - presented throughout the
day on Saturday and Sunday, October 17-18. This is your chance to find the answer to
“how did they create that?”
Browsing and shopping!
- Engage your inner shopper by visiting each artist’s booth,
connect with them directly via zoom, and purchase that one-of-a-kind piece you’ve
been searching for – all with a convenient shopping cart system with one check-out
process. Shopping days are extended through October 31 just for you!
– Music performances by Wayne Holt, and Jim and Ellie Byrom are
yours to enjoy throughout the first weekend – check out the schedule.
Explore Postoffice Street Merchants
– Visit with the Grand neighbors in Galveston’s
Postoffice Street District, including one-of-a-kind galleries, boutiques and restaurants,
many of which will have virtual shops to explore and chef or bartender demos.
The Grand 1894 Opera House has long been a presenter of major performances, and they were honored to be asked to adopt ARToberFEST in order to continue its vital history. The Grand presents the annual event each year to raise awareness, build friendships and to benefit their educational programming at the theatre.
While their virtual event is free this year – they ask for your consideration of a donation in any amount, a portion of which will be dedicated to supporting a senior at Ball High School who will be pursuing an art discipline on the college level.
Those interested in making a donation can visit www.tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/donate.