Since the beginning, art has been an important element of the atmosphere at Crook’s Corner.
The dining room is a gallery that features local artists each month — upcoming and well-known alike. We’re fortunate to have a very talented community of local artists and artisans to choose from. With every exhibit the dining room and bar take on a new look and feel. Price lists for each art exhibit can be found at the bar, and Crook’s does not charge a commission.
October 2019: John B. Bare & Clint Burgess
Our latest installation is now up and is a collaboration between photographer John Bare and master carpenter Clint Burgess. The show documents the changing face of downtown Chapel Hill and the magical experience of live, local music.
Bob Gaston’s life size Pink Pig hovers over the entrance and marks your entry or exit to Chapel Hill on Franklin Street depending on which direction you’re driving. Fortunately, no one has stolen the Pig in some time.
On the patio, the water fountain sculpted by Bob Gaston drowns away the sounds of a bustling Franklin Street. Originally, a herd of wooden critters by local folk artist Clyde Jones convened upon the rooftop, but with the years they decomposed and are gone. A few of Clyde’s critters still hide among the bamboo, as well as a multicolored dog near the front door. One critter, Pink Elephant, is a permanent resident at the end of the bar and was given to Gene by Clyde’s Mother.