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Vying for The Golden Bucket at the Galveston Sandcastle Competition

Posted on · More than 60 teams of architects, designers, and engineers will compete in Galveston’s sandcastle competition on Saturday, May 31. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has been hosting the competition since 1986.  

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Galveston Tour Takes Visitors to Sacred Places

Posted on · The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting its Sacred Places Tour on Saturday. They’ll highlight several churches of different faiths to talk about their architecture and history in Galveston. The tour will benefit the foundation’s ongoing restoration of St. Joseph’s Church. It’s the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, and the Historical Foundation says it’s the […]

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‘Galveston Hangs’

Posted on · The Galveston Arts Center was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. Five years later, the original building remains empty. Organizers are hoping a new exhibit, ‘Galveston Hangs,’ will help raise the $2 million needed to finish renovations and reopen the original downtown location. Galveston Arts Center Director Kellianne Vallee talks about the new exhibit.