Crooker Gallery

“Our business is about building, what better investment than a library.”  -Ted Crooker

Thanks to the Crooker family, hidden in plain sight inside the Topsham Public Library, is Topsham’s first public art gallery. This gallery, created to provide a place where art is accessible to everyone, is host to a diverse display of artistic expression throughout the year. We have seen wood carving, ceramics, photography, and painting. There has even been a display of exotic hats and Japanese kimonos. It is also the home to our annual judged art and photography exhibits: The Joy of Art and The Joy of the Lens.

If you would like to receive emails about our annual JOY exhibits, please sign up here.

Click here to learn about what’s currently on exhibit.

See our current and past virtual exhibits.

Purchase a 2022 Joy of Art catalog.

All proceeds go to Friends of TPL, the volunteer group that provides funding for all library programs including the JOY exhibits.

About: Topsham is conveniently located midway between the Greater Portland and Mid Coast areas. Topsham Public Library serves the community as a vital center for meeting, learning, cultural enrichment, and dissemination of information. Since the opening of the Topsham Public Library’s current location in 2004, the Crooker Gallery has been supporting local community artists and introducing its patrons and visitors to artists from the broader Maine community. 

 If you are interested in exhibiting with us, please contact our Gallery Coordinator, Monique.


Meet Our Gallery Coordinator

As a mom to three young artists and a life-long lover of the arts, Monique Marchilli-Barker is thrilled to take on the role of our Gallery Coordinator. She fully embraces our belief that art should be accessible to all and is committed to offering exhibits that reflect the talent and narrative of our community and Maine at large.

The Crooker Gallery has been provided through the generosity of Harry C. Crooker & Sons general contractors. Foremost in sponsoring local projects, Harry C. Crooker and Sons has shown a consistent commitment to our community for many years.