Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon for membership to Galveston Arts Center. Choose between the following options:
• For $20, you get a one-year individual membership (a $40 value).
• For $35, you get a one-year household membership for two people (a $75 value).
Galveston Arts Center nourishes creative spirits with biweekly free art exhibitions and fetes its members with special invitations to programs and openings, as well as discounts on classes and events that support Texas artists. Curator Clint Willour, named Best Art Guru of 2007 by the Houston Press, fertilizes patron perspectives with approximately eight yearly artist talks, brimming with insights from the emerging and established artists whose works line each exhibition's walls. Every six weeks, Galveston ArtWalk beckons members for a mixer of artistic discussion and commerce at showings in downtown galleries. Hands eager to fashion ornaments of their own also save on art classes, each of which concludes in a ceremonial fridge-mounting before a team of proud grandmothers.
The fourth annual Swashbucklers’ Soiree concentrates Galveston’s arts crew for an evening of pirate-themed fundraising and merriment on Saturday, July 23, for which members are armed with reduced-price tickets and a guarantee not to be kidnapped. Membership also carries a 10% savings on jewelry, ceramics, and other artist-rendered decor from the ArtWorks retail gallery, as well as a subscription to the Center’s monthly e-newsletter.