We found and purchased a new permanent home for the Galena Center for the Arts!
On Dec. 31, 2020, we gathered for the closing on the purchase of the Illinois Bank & Trust (IB&T) building at 971 Gear Street. We have been searching for a permanent home for years, and this property has everything we were looking for: a staunch building with 18,000 sq. feet total, with room to grow when the time comes; plenty of parking space and easy access; and great visibility, which will be helpful for visitors to be able to find us.
We owe many thanks to our attorney John Cox, who carefully shepherded us through the whole process, and to Joe Mattingley of IB&T, who has been extremely helpful and gracious as we worked our way through all of this. For the first year, we will move into the lower level, and IB&T will remain in the first floor, while they work on creating a new IB&T banking center in Galena. Then in 2022, we will move into the upstairs, as well as being in the lower level.
We see unlimited opportunities at this new site!