16th Annual Young at Art K-8 Exhibition

“Radial Design” by Bryce,  Grade 5, Chelsea School


The Harlow presents Young at Art, the 16th annual exhibition of children’s artwork on view February 23-March 23 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.  During this exhibition students from kindergarten through 8th grade have their work on display in the professional setting of The Harlow.  An public reception will be Saturday, February 23 from 11am to 3:30pm.

Young at Art will coincide with 50 Years of Art: a solo retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of local artist and art educator Barbara Loken. 50 Years of Art is on view February 15-March 23 in the upstairs gallery at The Harlow.

Each year The Harlow invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to showcase in this community celebration of talented art students and of the importance of arts in education. 2019 marks the third year that the gallery is integrating homeschool student artwork in the Young at Art exhibit. Please join us in celebrating the youngest artists in our community – families with children especially encouraged to attend.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of visitors for the opening reception for Young at Art, the Gallery asks that participating artists and their families attend according to the following schedule. Families with more than one artist participating can choose to attend whichever time works best for them. Visitors not affiliated with a participating artist are welcome anytime between 11am – 3:30pm:

11am – 12:30pm: kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
12:30 – 2pm: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
2 – 3:30 pm: 6th, 7th & 8th grades

Participating Schools, by town and listing art teachers are listed as follows:

Augusta:Cony Middle School, Kelly Stotler
Chelsea: Chelsea Elementary, Sandra Dunn
Dresden: Dresden Elementary, Jae-Eun Pilsbury
Farmingdale: Hall-Dale Elementary, Rosemary Ellis
Farmingdale: Hall-Dale Middle, Tess Hitchcock
Gardiner: Gardiner Regional Middle School, Stacey Anderson
Gardiner: Laura E. Richards, Maxine Marquis
Gardiner: Riverview Community School, Maxine Marquis
Gardiner: TC Hamlin School, Maxine Marquis
Manchester: Manchester Elementary, Rachael Wilson
Mt. Vernon: Mt. Vernon Elementary, Nicole Blake
Palermo: Palermo Consolidated, Amanda Martin
Pittston: West Gardiner, Diedre Cochran

Readfield: Readfield Elementary School, Nicole Blake
Richmond: Richmond Middle School, Jeffery Orth
Richmond: Marcia Buker Elementary, Kayleigh Caldero
Wayne: Wayne Elementary, Nicole Blake
Whitefield: Whitefield Elementary, Amanda Martin
Windsor: Windsor Elementary, Genevieve Keller
West Gardiner: Pittston Consolidated School (MSAD 11 ), Diedre Cochran
Windsor: RSU 12-Middle School GT, Hollie Hilton

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. 

Young at Art K-8 is sponsored by Capitol Dental CareDead River CompanyEaton Peabody Attorneys at LawKennebec Savings Bank, and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.


The Harlow is supported by Camden National Bank, the City of HallowellKennebec Savings BankThe Liberal Cup and The Maine House, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.


Season Sponsors for 2018 are Book Orchard PressCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at LawScrummy Afters Candy ShoppeSlates Restaurant and Target Electric Corporation.

Programming is funded in part by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.