Galveston Historical Foundation
Dickens After Dark

Dickens After Dark : Dickens on The Strand


Holders of the Dickens After Dark limited ticket will gain access to a specially curated evening of art, music, and performance inside the historic 1878 First National Bank Building located within the Dickens on The Strand grounds. Dickens After Dark guests will be greeted with unique performances, drink, and revelry for this special evening addition to the 46th annual Victorian festival. Tickets are $50 per person and available via the button below.

Please note that due to the exhibits being shown, no red wine will be available at this event. There will be a great selection of craft beer, white wine, and specialty drink.

This event is held in conjunction with the Galveston Arts Center.



Dickens After Dark

Amber Eagle

Amber Eagle received her MFA from California College of Art in Oakland, CA. She was a Core Fellow with the Museum of Fine Arts and Houston Glassell School of Art and her work is included in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Dickens After Dark

Gerardo Roales

Gerardo Rosales a visual artist born in Venezuela now living and working in Houston, Texas. His themes provide a contrast using the fascination for patterns and ornaments normally seen in decorative objects of everyday life.


The Crescent Circus


The Crescent Circus fueses their expertise in magic and circus arts to deliver a one-of-kind experience on stage. Their work has earned them six international titles, performances at London’s prestigious Magic Circle Theater and an appearance on The Tonight Show.


Noted violinist, Allie May, brings her talents to this year’s Dickens on The Strand for the very first time. Allie is a member of New York quartet Impulse Strings and is the violinist for The Chainsmokers and Grammy Award winners Amy Grant and James “Bonzai” Caruso.

Cai French


Cai is a trained contortionist, acrobat, dancer, and performer. She is a previous member of noted Houston group Cirque La Vie Former, has performed as part of Super Bowl LI, and is a former company member of the ReFine Arts Dance Company.


Dickens After Dark

The Galveston Arts Center, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, was incorporated in 1986 as the primary center of contemporary art serving a culturally diverse, eight-county area between Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Housed in the historic First National Bank building (1878) at the corner of 22nd and Strand, the GAC was first founded as the Centre on the Strand in 1968. At that time, the Junior League of Galveston County donated the building for use as an art education center.

Due to damage incurred by Hurricane Ike in 2008, GAC was forced to move temporarily to a nearby location on the corner 25th and Market Streets in Galveston. For the initial renovation of the building on the Strand, and in support of continued programming, the Junior League committed funds along with other organizations including the Moody Foundation, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., the Brown Foundation and individual donors. Through this support and the dedication of our board members, staff, and independent artists and teachers, GAC was able to continue nearly all of the pre-Ike programing and events from the temporary location while simultaneously running a years-long capital campaign to restore the damaged historic building. Restoration was completed in 2015, and today GAC is back and the building is more beautiful than ever.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable. The festival is open rain or shine. GHF is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. We are committed to making Dickens on The Strand special needs accessible. If we can assist with arrangements, please contact us at 409-765-7834 in advance of your visit.

Pets and ice chests are not allowed. Scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden. Guests bringing in costume weapons and props must have them secured will be asked to go through additional screening.

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