August 20th – August?2016 and the?AIA Sand Castle Contest is back and promises to be as spectacular as ever. This event was scheduled in the Spring, however, needed to be rescheduled and here it comes! The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has come to Galveston each year with tools of all sorts, and lots of creative energy. They ultimately produce the most ingenious and impressive Sand Sculptures that you will ever see. It really is a remarkable display of Sand Art. This family friendly event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am at East Beach. Come out and watch these outstanding teams compete all day in one of the World’s Largest Sand Castle Competitions! This years August?2016 event has?nearly seventy teams competing and their end products will astonish you and your kids. Bring your camera as you will want to show your lazy friends what they missed. Judging begins at 3:00 pm and awards are given out promptly at 4:30 pm. Bring the kids and come cheer on your favorite Sand Sculpture. Food and refreshments are available.
August 27th – August?2016 features ArtWalk?which comes to Galveston about every six to seven weeks. This fun evening event has all the galleries open for your viewing and pondering pleasure. Wine is readily available throughout this wonderful evening. Meet the gallery owners and many of the artists. They are pleased to discuss how they got started and what inspires them to continue in this highly creative career. You will see lots of familiar faces and lots of very delightful works of art. The Strand area will be hopping but even the “Not Downtown” galleries participate in this fun event. Be sure to check out all locations. You never know when you are going to find something that moves you so that you just have to buy it. August 2016 Excitement in Galveston includes ArtWalk because it is so very popular. Many attendees come to all of the ArtWalks each year. Once you come it won’t be your last. It’s just that fun!