Released July 24, 2015

Hello Galena! Hosts its Tenth Annual Market House Square Art Festival

Hello Galena! News: Released July 24

A juried outdoor show of art and fine crafts will welcome artists and artisans to the grounds of the State of Illinois historic Market House Site in downtown Galena. The show is sponsored by the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance and Hello Galena! Artist Co-operative.

For people looking for something unique to decorate their homes, gardens, or themselves, Hello Galena! has something special in store. The Tenth Annual Market House Square Art Festival promises more artists, more booths, and more variety than last year's successful event. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside on the lawn between the Old Market House Welcome Center and Hello Galena! at 121 N. Commerce Street, in downtown Galena.

The art festival will offer a wide variety of art and fine crafts, such as pottery, fused glass, paintings, photography from around the area and the world, hand-woven baskets, contemporary and vintage jewelry, children's items, lawn sculptures, décor and furniture, embellished denim jackets, hand-carved wooden pens, bowls, wearable art, and many other pieces.

The artists themselves create all items that are on display for sale. And many of the artists will be demonstrating their skills at the art fair.

Food will be available on site provided by the Elizabeth Methodist Church and Galena Main Street Cheesecakes.

Hello Galena! is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of more than 65 local artists. Their artwork and signature gift items are displayed at 121 N. Commerce Street, Galena, Ill. Artists staff the art-only shop. Check out our handy online map, store hours and directions, or call for more information, call (815) 777-1448 during shop hours.

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