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Affordable Fine Art of Galena
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
Photographer Larry Backe specializes in families, pets and seniors. Commercial also available. Visit his studio and gallery. Portraits by appointment.
CITY: Apple River
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Apple River Fort State Historic Site, located in Elizabeth, Illinois, is the site of one of the battles fought during the Black Hawk War. Black Hawk and his 200 warriors attacked the hastily erected fort on June 24, 1832. His story and that of the early settlers are told.
Pottery demonstrations Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-noon. Watch the magic of throwing.
Blue Orchid Gift Shop & Art Gallery
Local artists offer unique one of a kind gifts, including pottery, photography, paintings, gift cards, textiles, and jewelry.
Carl Johnson's Gallery
I paint on-site...and travel. Come see my original watercolors and etchings. Galena, Chicago...wherever. Ballparks, flowers, reproductions...commissions, too.
Cedarville Art Glass
Dan Edler, a nationally known artist, creates fine art glass and sculpture. Collectors have been acquiring his work for over 45 years. Visitors are welcome anytime or by appointment for large groups.
Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum
Experience railroading during its glory days at a former link for the Chicago Great Western Railway from Chicago, Illinois to Oelwein, Iowa by taking a tour through our extensive collection of railway memorabilia. See a full-size caboose, both G-scale and HO-scale operating model railroads and artifacts of northwestern Illinois railroads.
Christmas on the North Side Craft Show
This 11th annual craft show over 25 crafters offering primatives, jewelery, basket weaving, loom weaving, quilted items, florals, wreaths, painting and more.
CITY: Pearl City
Country Crafts & Sports
Located in the old Stanley Theatre, find heritage lace, sports memorabilia, crafts, collectibles, Webkinz, personalized items and many seasonal treasures.
Unique, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts & gifts by Galena artists. Handmade jewelry, home & garden décor, Galena treasures and more.
Elizabeth History Museum
Tour the Elizabeth History Museum and view more than four thousand local history artifacts on lead mining; the Apple River Fort; Elizabeth businesses, schools and veterans.
My pottery is simple, elegant, functional red stoneware utilizing glazed and unglazed surfaces for a visual and tactile contrast.
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
Located on the campus of Highland Community College - features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theater Program, a community performing arts theater.
Fever River Railroad
For model railroad aficionados -- and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains -- this model railroad is something to see. The Fever River Railroad is a 120X24-foot HO scale model of a hypothetical railroad running from Duluth, Minnesota to St. Louis, Missouri. This fully operational model railroad has detailed scenery, rail yards, factories, and interchanges with many other railroads. The model railroad allows for the operation of multiple trains along railroad right-of-way that portrays typical towns along the Duluth to St. Louis route. The Fever River Railroad is an ongoing project with upgrades to the layout and scenery that provides an exciting model railroad experience. A collection of railroad memorabilia and pictures, many from the surrounding area, are on display throughout the facility. The Stephenson Society of Model Trainmen, who operate the railroad, host an open house twice a year, and visitors are welcome at other times by appointment.
Fiber Wild! - Galena's Knit Shop
Extensive selection of yarns, unique patterns, tools and books for knitters and crocheters. Handmade finished knitwear for the whole family.
Field of Dreams - DeSoto House Hotel
An Iowa farmer is inspired to build a baseball field on his farm after he hears a voice that tells him, "If you build it, he will come." Once built, the field is visited by the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other Chicago Black Sox players who were banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. A nighttime street scene was filmed in Illinois in front of the historic DeSoto House Hotel in Galena, which dates back to 1855 and served as the presidential campaign headquarters for Ulysses S. Grant.
Full service florist with lots more. Stuffed animals, candles, angels, home decor, photo frames, plants, balloons, and custom designs.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Galena Artisan Center
Mix of jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass and items made by 60+ local/Midwest artists. Tapestry and table runners too.
The Bead Divas offer an amazing selection: 'Made in Galena' jewelry, unique beads, findings, walk-in workshops. Friendly service, open daily!
Galena Clay Works
You'll find handmade functional wares and sculptural forms at Galena Clay Works. Pottery is made and sold at this funky two-story studio - from Cups to crazyware, sculpture and Galena pottery.
Galena Convention Center
Special events, shows and auctions are held at this convention center that features a large dance floor and antique Art Deco bar.
Galena Main Street Walking Tours with General Grant
Partake in an one-hour tour with one of Galena's most notable citizens, General Ulysses S. Grant, and explore the historic highlights of this award-winning Main Street. The tour also features the 'Field of Dreams' movie locations that were captured in downtown Galena. Reservations are not required to join in the tour.
Galena Trolley Tours
City tours of Galena, tour of homes and nightly ghost tour. Group services and charters. Original tour company since 1988.
George Bookless Studio
Your wedding marks a turning point in your lives. Make pictures of the event so you can remember and cherish the moment. Phone for details.
High atop a wooded hill, overlooking the Mississippi River, sits Carroll County's grandest mansion. Experience a guided tour of this six story, 63 room, hilltop home of Mr. & Mrs. Alan St. George.
65 artists selling and demonstrating artwork. Jewelry, pottery, stained glass, paintings, photography, wooden toys/pens, purses, more! Events, demonstrations & classes.
Images of Nature
Located on Galena's historic Main Street, this gallery features the award-winning nature photography of Thomas D. Mangelsen, limited edition photographs, posters, books, art cards, puzzles and calendars.
Ink & Paper
Unique, fun gifts for all ages and occasions. Located in historic downtown Stockton, five blocks south of US Hwy 20.
Ink & Stamp with Sue
Galena's original paper and ink art store. Rubberstamps, scrapbooking supplies, inspired gifts & art décor. Enjoy classes and free demos.
Jane Addams Burial Site
Jane Addams, born and raised in Cedarville, was an internationally famous humanitarian and social work pioneer who founded Chicago's Hull House and won the Nobel Peace Prize. She is buried in this lovely old hillside cemetery.
Janet Checker Studio
Original pastels, oil paintings, note cards, posters. Specializing in figurative art, portraits, land and seascapes. Commissions accepted. Classes, workshops.
Jeanette Lloyd Theater
Large theater with seating for 850
Visit this delightful kitchen store full of artisan-quality, handmade, wooden spoons, spatulas, bowls and other kitchen products all made on site.
Lena Water Tower
Built in 1896, the 100-foot-tall tower is believed to be one of only three in Illinois of similar construction, and has become the symbol of the Village of Lena.
Lincoln The Debater Statue
This famous statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago, and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on August 27, 1929, by local industrialist W. T. Rawleigh. It is located in Taylor Park.
McConnell Area Historical Society & Museum
Items on display in this local town museum include a mill stone, ox yoke, McConnell telephone switchboard, and other items relating to the history of McConnell and Waddams Township. There is a large collection of family histories, obituaries, and genealogical materials. Special activities and exhibits are planned for each of the open dates.
Miss Kitty's Grape Escape
Located in the heart of downtown Galena, this is a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy wine, specialty martinis and craft beers. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, Bloody Mary bar Saturdays and Quiz Show Sundays. Gourmet apps until 1 a.m.
Mt. Carroll Garden Walk
Stroll the brick streets and enjoy unique historic architecture while viewing beautiful flower, perennial and water gardens. Garden vendors and a farmer's market will be stationed in the Courthouse Square.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Glass studio nestled in the hills offers a shopping experience. Local glass artists at work using lampwork and fusing techniques.
Phat Quarters, Inc.
A quilt shop offering more than 2,000 bolts of fabric, patterns, notions, classes, Horn cabinets and Bernina sewing machines/products.
Pinder Pottery Inc.
Unique hand-thrown stoneware pottery. See website for class schedule and show listings. Open by appointment.
Raven's Grin Inn
At this real haunted house, built in 1870, you'll hear about the inn's spooky history on a tour that takes you through the twists and turns of this creepy building.
CITY: Mount Carroll
Rustic River Finds, Inc.
Rustic River is a collection of handcrafted jewelry, specialty beads, Vintaj & unique finds. Our shop is inspired by nature.
Skidmore Art Gallery
Skidmore Art Gallery original artwork by professional artist Mark Skidmore. See artists at work. Art classes for all ages.
Stone House Pottery & Gallery
Stone House Pottery & Gallery has much to offer visitors. Gallery openings, demonstrations and 2-day Glaze & Graze classes are bound to keep participants entertained. Functional and decorative pottery, tiles, figurative bronzes, featuring area artists work, as well.
A gallery of handmade pottery and art by local artists and the studio of Adrienne Seagraves and Stephanie O'Shaughnessy.
The Corner Stone
Galena's hottest nightlife! Great place to relax with friendly staff and locals. Featuring live music Wednesday – Sunday all year! Full bar with more than 60 different beers, plus wine, martinis and cocktails.
The Milagro Studio
Contemporary gold/silver jewelry, precious/semi-precious stones, hand wrought on premises.
The Old Blacksmith Shop
Authentic 1897 blacksmith shop with working forges. Original tools/equipment and an on-site historian. Gift shop: Galena-forged items.
The Pink Anchor Gift Store
A glorious and eclectic artisan gallery for both the heart and soul. Handmade cards, Southwestern pendants, nautical jewelry, pretzel necklaces, natural care products, crafts, paintings, candles, purses, and more unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Timber Lake Playhouse
Illinois' oldest continuously-running professional summer stock theatre. Live performances June-August. Reservations required. Children's program July-August.
CITY: Mount Carroll
The Winneshiek Players provide quality, live theater each season and is the oldest continuous amateur theater in the country. Comedies, dramas, musicals, and more are presented by talented and dedicated local volunteers. A schedule of upcoming productions is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Winneshiek Playhouse Presents: "Lend Me A Tenor"
It's 1934, and the world's greatest tenor, Tito Merelli, has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to save its Grand Opera Company by singing Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the Opera Director's meek assistant, is given the daunting task of finding a last-minute replacement. Chaos ensues - including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingenue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department. May 9,10 and 15-17. 7:30 pm. $15.