Art Galleries & Studios

Galena IL Art Galeries Discover Jo Daviess County’s art and culture with the vast assortment of art galleries and artists. Explore Galena and Jo Daviess County art galleries and discover one-of-a-kind pieces created by a diverse collection of artists and craftspeople. Sculptors, potters, painters, photographers, illustrators and glass makers find inspiration in the area’s tranquil river valleys and spectacular scenic views. Check the Calendar of Events, for a listing of art classes, demonstrations and workshops.

Affordable Fine Art of Galena

815-291-3709 - 245 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

An artist studio and gallery exhibiting more than 80 contemporary original paintings. Artists were “Chicago Artists of the Year” 2009-2011.

Apple River Canyon Photography

815-745-2536 – 9033 E. Canyon Rd., Apple River, IL 61001

Photographer Larry Backe specializes in families, pets and seniors. Commercial also available. Visit his studio and gallery. Portraits by appointment.

Carl Johnson’s Gallery

815-777-1222 - 202 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

I paint on-site…and travel. Come see my original watercolors and etchings. Galena, Chicago…wherever. Ballparks, flowers, reproductions…commissions, too.

Eshelman Pottery

815-858-2327 - 238 N. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028

My pottery is simple, elegant, functional red stoneware utilizing glazed and unglazed surfaces for a visual and tactile contrast.

Galena Clay Works

815-777-0364 - 704 Dewey Ave., Galena, IL 61036

Pottery made and sold at this funky two-story studio. Cups to crazyware, sculpture and Galena pottery. Open April-December.

Hello Galena!

815-777-1448 – 121 N. Commerce St., Galena, IL 61036

65 artists selling and demonstrating artwork. Jewelry, pottery, stained glass, paintings, photography, wooden toys/pens, purses, more! Events, demonstrations & classes.

Janet Checker Studio

815-777-2277 – 115 S. High St., Galena, IL 61036

Original pastels, oil paintings, note cards, posters. Specializing in figurative art, portraits, land and seascapes. Commissions accepted. Classes, workshops.

MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery

800-281-4478 – 421 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Featuring the award-winning nature photography of Thomas D. Mangelsen. Showcasing more than 150 limited edition and artist proof prints.

The Milagro Studio

815-777-1074 - 402 Spring St. (US Hwy 20), Galena, IL 61036

Contemporary gold/silver jewelry, precious/semi-precious stones, hand wrought on premises. Open Friday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or appointments.

Outside the Lines Art Gallery

815-776-9166 – 101 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

A retail gallery specializing in original art and fine craft from more than 100 U.S. artists, primarily from the tri-states.

Galena Stoneware Pottery Pinder Pottery Inc.

815-291-0618 – 236 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Unique hand-thrown stoneware pottery, studio and gallery. See Web site for information. Daily demonstrations and classes. Open daily.

Skidmore Art Gallery

815-777-1500 – 307 S. Main St., Galena, IL 61036

Skidmore Art Gallery original artwork by professional artist Mark Skidmore. See artists at work. Art classes for all ages.

Stone House Pottery & Gallery

815-777-0354 – 418 Spring St. (US Hwy 20), Galena, IL 61036

Functional and decorative pottery, tiles, figurative bronzes. Area artists’ work, too. Open Thursday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stoned Art Studio

708-565-9768 – 284 N. Snipe Hollow Rd., Elizabeth, IL 61028

Professionally guided photography tours of the tri-state area. Printing/framing services available. Studio gallery displaying photographs by Henry Matthiessen, III.

West Street Sculpture Park, LLC

815-777-9591  -  620 S. West St., Galena, IL 61036

Wander through this outdoor gallery of large steel sculptures by award-winning local artist John Martinson. On-site metal studio. Open daily.

Woodbine Glass Museum and Gift Shop

815-947-3904 – 3799 Woodbine St. (US Hwy 20), Stockton, IL 61085

Museum displays 4,000 pieces of hand-blown glass, including contemporary and antique work from many countries. Glass blowing video. Gift shop.


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