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May 18th, 2013

Galena Studio Tour

Farmers Guest House, the best bed and breakfast in Galena Illinois, is proud to recognize the tremendous impact that the artists in Galena make to our lifestyle. Galena is one of the most beautiful towns and regions in Illinois. You can sip wine at several wineries that are part of the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, you can absorb rich historic architecture and you can have direct access to local artisans.

things to do in GalenaThis May 25-26, join us on a self-guided studio tour through historic Galena, IL.  We invite you to our six downtown locations where you have a unique opportunity to not only meet the artists and view their art work, but to learn something about the creative process that the artist undertakes and the story behind their artwork.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and explore the studios.  For each event, the artists’ studios will be open Saturday, May 25, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 26 from 10am to 2pm.  If you miss our events don’t worry, these galleries are open year round.

The City of Galena and Jo Daviess County have a wealth of talented artists.  For this event, the artists offer a variety of artwork including: painting, pottery, prints, note cards, jewelry, and sculpture. Participating Galena artists include: Charles Fach, pottery and sculpture; Carl Johnson, watercolors and etchings; Jan Ketza, jewelry and painting; Jane Einsweiler, jewelry; Janet Checker, painting; and Joe Pinder, pottery.

Maps to the artists’ locations and Studio Tour Events are available at the CVB (Train Depot), Visit Galena, downtown businesses, lodgings and at each of the artists’ studios.  things to do in GalenaMaps and additional information are also available at or visit us on Facebook at “Galena Studio Tour.”

The Galena Studio Tour artists have five events scheduled throughout 2013.  Check the website for more information about each of these Galena Studio Tour events.

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