River Bend Gallery

River Bend Gallery, Galena: Hours, Address, River Bend Gallery Reviews: 5/5

River Bend Gallery
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Exclusive home to Geoffrey Mikol's Nature scape photography. His artwork is stunning, 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.
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,720 contributions
Geoffrey Mikol is the kind of human interest story that every journalist hopes to get an opportunity to write about. Born with Down Syndrome, Geoffrey found a special connection with photography as a means of expressing himself. In 2016, he and his family founded River Bend Gallery at 112 North Main Street in Galena, Illinois. Open from 11 to 4 Sunday through Thursday and 11 to 5 on Friday and Saturday, It features Geoffrey's work, which he describes as nature scape photography. He has developed a feel for catching elusive light that the eye sees but cameras often miss. Call it self-expression and independence. Step into his gallery and enjoy his images of Galena, the Midwest and beyond...scenes of light streaming through trees, crumbly country barns, sunsets over water, photographs at national parks in Illinois, Iowa and Colorado, rural roads and bridges,, even a close-up of a white-tufted dandelion. Meet Geoffrey and listen to him explain what he does and how he does it. See an artist at work.
Written August 9, 2022
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Ted B
10 contributions
Couples
I know photographic composition, and Geoffrey certainly has the talent and eye for photography. His Dad was very friendly and helpful. And we could simply good not leave without purchasing a piece. Surprised we did not come out with more. Buying Geoffrey's work is not charity. It's an investment.
Written August 10, 2022
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Mary Jo K
Janesville, WI11 contributions
The photos in this shop were so well done. Goeffrey's eye for light, shape and overall content is amazing. They offer many medium for display as well as sizes. It's a great place to see areas around Galena you may have missed!
Written May 13, 2021
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Debra J
Elk Grove Village, IL7 contributions
We are big fans of Geoffrey’s photography and love all the options of substrates. Our favorite is the prints on the aluminum. But we just bought some other pieces as well. Everything is reasonably priced and he updates with new options periodically. Shopping here is such a pleasure and his photos transport you to a calm river or meadow. This is a must see in Galena!
Written May 14, 2021
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ricard071
Chicago, IL49 contributions
Greatm place. lots of FIUN FUN

nice people and good attractions. Liked all the disciples and the information
Written October 2, 2019
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written October 3, 2019
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Paul47013
Bourbonnais, IL33 contributions
Couples
When I went into studio I was amazed at the wonderful photographs, and the great eye the photographer had. As I was walking around, trying to narrow down which photographs to purchase I learned the young photographer has Down's Syndrome. I was excited that this young man's family believed in him and encouraged him to share his talent! Now I have beautiful art work in my home to remind me of my trip to Galena. I have a young family member who has Down's Syndrome who loves to do puzzles so I may be ordering a puzzle for a Christmas gift.
Written July 9, 2018
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Thank you so much for the kind words!
Written July 10, 2018
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USMA74
Cincinnati, OH435 contributions
The eye of this photographer is amazing, and the quality of the prints shows it off very well. Great variety of scenes in and around Galena.
Written August 31, 2021
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ImaD1011
Atlanta, Georgia37 contributions
Beautiful captures by an extrodinary young man. Must see. affordable to buy and proprietor loves to talk about the artist.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you very much for the kind words!
Written January 8, 2020
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Skstork11
Carroll, IA15 contributions
Love the story behind the artist! His parents just beam when they speak of his work! Bought a picture to hang in our home and remind us of this great experience!
Written November 4, 2019
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Thank you so much for all the kind words. We're so happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written November 5, 2019
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1818Dee1818
Springfield, IL174 contributions
Couples
We stumbled on this gallery while walking through town, when we saw that the artist is a young man with Down's, we had to stop in and support him! While he wasn't there that day, his Dad was, and enjoyed our conversation with him. Geoffrey has a wonderful gift for photography, and he's a lucky young man to have such wonderful supportive parents.

The pieces are very affordable and, of course, we made a purchase. Highly recommend this gallery!!
Written March 16, 2019
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Thank you for all the kind words!
Written March 17, 2019
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River Bend Gallery is open:
  • Sun - Mon 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM