Galveston Historical Foundation

Host An Artist : Galveston Historic Homes Tour

This May, GHF welcomes the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest 2024 painting competition and show. The visiting artists will interpret our historic city and capture the essence of Galveston in their artwork.

You’re invited to join the event as a host of one of the participating artists through the “Host An Artist” program. This program is a wonderful opportunity to help support the event, the art community, and to give the artist a warm Galveston reception. The artist will be arriving near or on Sunday, May 5, and departing on Sunday, May 12. Actual arrival and departure dates will be finalized between the artist and host after making initial contact. The level of accommodation is entirely between the host and the artist with an understanding of the following:

  • Artists will be respectful and responsible to the homes and hosts
  • Hosts understand that the artists are here to work and compete, that they might keep odd hours (in order to capture early or late light)
  • Hosts are required to provide artists: a private bedroom, access to a bathroom, and use of a small space in the refrigerator for food
  • Hosts are not required to provide meals, transportation, or tour guide-type services for artists
  • Use of laundry facilities at the host home is available only if mutually agreed upon between the host and artist
  • If requested in advance through the event coordinator for artists, artists may seek accommodations for a spouse, significant other, or other business managers
  • It should not be assumed that housing will be provided for children, friends, or pets
  • Artists should not feel responsible to give gifts to their hosts, but hosts may accept tokens of appreciation for opening their homes to artists
  • Hosts are invited to attend the private Exhibition Preview Reception and Awards

If you or someone you know has any interest in hosting an artist for this event, please complete the form below or contact us for more information.

    Your Full Name (required)

    Your Address (required)

    Your Zip Code (required)

    Your Cell Number (required)

    Your Home Number (required)

    Your Work Number (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Please Select Statement That Best Describes Your Accommodations:

    Other Accommodations:

    Accommodations Include:

    How many artists are you able to host? Please check all that apply.

    1 Person (Male or Female)1 Person (Male)1 Person (Female)2 People (Married)2 People (Share 2-Bed Room)2 People (Separate Rooms)Vacation Home/Condo

    Other Accommodation Information:

    1 Vehicle Parking2 Vehicle ParkingPrivate DriveStreet ParkingPrivate Entrance w/ KeyShared Entrance w/ KeyAlarm System

    Do you have a pet? (Allergy Consideration for Artists)


    Is there anything that a potential guest should know or that you'd like to share?

    Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2023 tour, held the first two weekends of May, will have something for everyone! In addition to the tours, the annual event features numerous special events, allowing guests unique experiences in many of the tour homes and historic sites across the island.

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    ellen levin
    ellen levin
    1 year ago

    I lived in Galveston for many years. In fact, my son was born at John Sealy Hospital. I was a docent for the annual historic homes tour.

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