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Galena’s Market House Square Art Festival has Something for Everyone

Casey Floyd captures energy, imagery and striking themes in his drawings. Photo by Casey Floyd.

The 14th Annual Market House Square Art Festival takes place the weekend of August 10-11. Visitors will delight in strolling through the juried art festival that will include exceptional art, music, and food. Hours are Saturday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

As one enjoys the sights, sounds, and smells of the festival on the grounds of the Old Market House, they can easily imagine life as it was in the mid-1800s. The Old Market House, constructed in 1845-1846, was the focal point of the community. At the time, Galena was the busiest port between St. Paul and St. Louis with as many as fifteen steamboats docked along Water Street. The population had soared to 14,000 as a result of the lead boom, the grand DeSoto House Hotel had just opened, and the Market House was the center of the business district.

To read this and other featured articles in their entirety, pickup the August 2019 issue of Julien’s Journal magazine. Click to subscribe for convenient delivery by mail, or call (563) 557-1914. Single issues are also available in print at area newsstands and digitally via the Issuu platform.


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