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Welcome to CRAFT gallery, the intersection of design, fine art and craft.

        The gallery is in a charming 19th century yellow carriage house, located in a brick courtyard at 12 Elm Street in historic Rockland Maine. It is across from the Farnsworth  Art Museum, amid art galleries, cafes and The Strand Theater.


CRAFT is a curated collection of exceptional contemporary fine art and craft by artists working in Maine today. The Maine perspective offers a point of view and referrence to the national art and craft culture. All craft traditions are represented with no line drawn between art and craft, utilitarian and non-ultilitarian. The gallery is dedicated to presenting the handcrafted object as work of art. Painting, drawing, and photography are all part of the mix.


CRAFT was opened in 2009 by founder and curator, Barbara Michelena. She has developed close relationships with the gallery artists, knowledgeably presenting their work in an intimate setting. Eschewing the traditional style of a formal art gallery, objects are presented in dialogue with one another to show how they can interact with the viewer's daily life.


CRAFT shows compelling work by more than twenty foremost and respected craft and fine artists working in Maine today, whose work is sought after by serious collectors. All have impressive backgrounds and exhibition histories, including the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, The Renwick Gallery / Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Shows change periodically, adding new work during the season. Please visit our artists page and click on their names or images to find out more about them and their work.
The gallery is open from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving.