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.
815-777-1222 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
815-777-2277 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
815-858-3588 - 130 N. Main St., Elizabeth, IL 61028
A gallery of handmade pottery and art by local artists and the studio of Adrienne Seagraves and Stephanie O’Shaughnessy.
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.