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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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River Bend Gallery

313 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-281-9199

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


This is the exclusive home to Geoffrey Mikol Photography. It is a single, friendly location to stop by, meet and talk with Geoffrey and view all his amazing artwork.

-GEOFFREY MIKOL is a professional artist that owns River Bend Gallery with his family, in historic Galena, Illinois. As a person born with Down syndrome, Geoffrey has found a special connection with photography as a means of expressing himself. His work is stunning and often technically difficult, catching elusive light that the eye sees but that cameras often miss. He has a talent for capturing moments in nature that still the soul and quiet your senses. Only 23 years old, Geoffrey has studied and practiced his photography now for nearly a decade, with spectacular results.

While in college, he started his business exhibiting at Chicagoland art shows. He has garnered numerous awards for his work; and has developed a following of collectors and enthusiasts. After graduating from Harper Community College, Geoffrey decided that he wanted a full-time career as an artist.

In the spring of 2016, RIVER BEND GALLERY was launched to house his entire photography collection all in one beautiful, inviting location.

This is a designated 'Hot Spot' on the Helluva Half Mile!


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