Karin and Michael Wilkes founded Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in 2006 with a mission to present high-quality works of art through curated exhibitions and special events. The gallery is housed in Ellsworth’s historic courthouse and registry of deeds, two beautifully restored 1830s Greek revival buildings offering over 4500 square feet of exhibition space. The combination of this historic site and the ability to exhibit a wide range of artistic styles in a spacious gallery has made Courthouse Gallery Fine Art a destination for art collectors statewide and beyond. A large-scale sculpture park occupies the sweeping lawn out front.
The Wilkeses represent a select stable of contemporary Maine artists, including established artists, whose work can be found in major collections nationally, emerging artists, and estates. They view the gallery as a place where the conversation about Maine’s role in American art continues through a rotating schedule of solo and group exhibitions highlighting contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by artists living or working in Maine. They also host artists’ talks, special exhibitions, events, and guest speakers.
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art is conveniently located in the heart of the Acadia region, which includes Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, and the Schoodic Peninsula. If you reside, or summer, in the region, Courthouse Gallery is a short drive from any direction.
Painting Acadia: 10/100 Celebrating Courthouse Gallery’s 10th Anniversary and the Acadia National Park Centennial
More details coming soon!