2014 Events on the Market House Square
As events are added, and additional details are available, this page will be updated.


Saturday, Nov. 29 | 1-5 p.m.
Check out Hello Galena's silent auction basket for this years' Festival of Trees Saturday, Nov. 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the DeSoto House Hotel. See the poster for the 4th annual Festival of Trees "Deck the Halls" event.


past events


Galena, Illinois, A History by Diann MarshSaturday, Feb. 22 | 1-4 p.m.
Author Diann Marsh will be signing books at the Hello Galena! shop. Marsh authored "Galena, Illinois, a History" and "Images of America, Galena." See complete details.




Prairie Winter by Bonnie Geisert Saturday, March 1 | 1-4 p.m.
Meet author Bonnie Geisert, author of "Prairie Winter: Also, meet writers, who were part of the recently released "Love from Galena." Peggy Stortz, Marion Lubinski, Gail DeMoss, Diann Marsh and Geisert will share how fifteen local authors used their short stories, poetry, essays and even a one-act play to depict falling in love in Galena.

Belden Boy by Patti Harte-Naus Saturday, March 15 | 1-4 p.m.
P.J. Harte-Naus, author of "Belden Boy" and "My Sometimes Pal" will be in the shop signing books.

Saturday, March 29

Meet Karen Stockwell from 1-4 p.m., author of "Dreams of Darkness and Light." Influenced by her art degree and artist accomplishments, Stockwell creates a protagonist, whose life is changed by the natural beauty and art of Tenotenaca, Mexico.



Toni Klingler and Beverly VanDerZyl as the June Featured Artists of the Month.

Klingler is a three-dimensional artist from Galena; she will host a Meet and Greet event at the artists' coop on Commerce Street on June 14 from 1-4 p.m.

VanDerZyl, a photographer from East Dubuque, will host a Meet and Greet event on June 21 from 1-4 p.m.

Read more details about the event.


Hello Galena featured artists for July are Jeanette Muller and Larry Cording. Muller, a photographer, will host a Meet and Greet event Saturday, July 12 from 1-4 p.m. at the artists' coop, 121 N. Commerce Street. Cording, a woodturner, will host a Meet and Greet event at the coop on Saturday, July 19 from 1-4 p.m. Read more about the events.




During August, works by two talented, self-taught artists, charlene buran price and Stephanie O'Shaughnessy, are featured at Hello Galena! buran price paints in oils on both paper and canvas; O'Shaughnessy is a potter with a focus on traditional and abstract functional pots. Stop by and meet the artists at the Hello Galena! shop and experience their zeal for art: charlene buran price will share her work on Sunday, August 24 from 1-4 p.m.; Stephanie O'Shaughnessy will be present on Saturday, August 30 from 1-4 p.m. See more details.


Market House Festival

The 9th Annual Market House Square Art Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 9 & Sunday, Aug. 10.


During September, Hello Galena! features works by illustrator Casey Folks and author Bonnie Geisert. Folks, creator of large drawings, will host a Meet and Greet event on Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hello Galena! shop, 121 N. Commerce St., Galena. Geisert, writer of books for young people, will greet people at the shop on Sept. 20 from 1-4 p.m. Read more details about the events.



Featured artists for October: NorthWest Designs and John Hundrieser. Stop by the shop on Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon-3 p.m. to meet Pennie, Daryl & Drew Groezinger of NorthWest Designs. See these artists demonstrate their art form from 12:30-2:30 pm.

The Meet and Greet for John Hundrieser will be Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m..

Read more about Hello Galena's October artists.