Art Galleries & Studios
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.
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.
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.
815-238-3248 – 208 Perry St., Galena, IL 61036
I still paint on-site…and travel. Purchase original watercolors and etchings here in Galena. Reproductions available on our website.
815-858-2327 – 238 N. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028
Eshelman Pottery is contemporary, functional red stoneware utilizing glazed and unglazed surfaces for a visual and tactile contrast.
815-777-0410 – 219 Summit St., Galena, IL 61036
Celebrating regional art in its many forms: special exhibits, performances, regional artwork gallery, photography from the historic Alfie Mueller collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
815-291-0618 – 236 N. Main St., Galena, IL 61036
Unique hand-thrown stoneware pottery, studio and gallery. See website for information. Daily demonstrations and classes. Open daily.
815-777-1500 – 319 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.
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.
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.
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.
815-947-3904 – 3799 Woodbine St. (US Hwy 20), Stockton, IL 61085
Museum displays 4,020 pieces of hand-blown glass, including contemporary and antique work from many countries. Gift shop.