Our Mission: The Harlow Gallery connects and celebrates art, artists and community.
“During times of national economic erosion, arts nonprofits tend to be like canaries in a coal mine. Yet over the past few years, the Harlow Gallery — founded as a community artists cooperative in the 1950s — has consistently stepped up and forward in the quality of its programming and presentation.” — Dan Kany in his review of “ONE OF A KIND — MONOTYPE — THE UNIQUE PRINT” in the Maine Sunday Telegram, September 12, 2010
“The Harlow Gallery, owned and operated by the nonprofit Kennebec Valley Art Association, has become something of a Maine institution over the years. In many respects, it is the epitome of a grassroots arts organization… The gallery distinguishes itself for promoting the arts in general and the work of its members in particular while serving as a gathering spot for the community at large.” — from Bob Keyes article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, February 27, 2011
“This gallery is truly a jewel, not only for Hallowell, but for central Maine and the state. It is proof that the arts can bring us together in community. The Harlow is a model for what is possible.” — mainelifer commenting on Bob Keyes article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, February 27, 2011
The Harlow Gallery is owned, directed and supported by the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1959. The KVAA supports the artistic development of our member artists, both amateur and professional, by providing opportunities for exhibition and other professional development at the Harlow Gallery. These include workshops, lectures, demonstrations and other special events. Our policy is to make our space available to a broad range of artists’ groups for meetings and events that are important to artistic growth and for the exchange of ideas.
Because we believe the arts are integral to a well-rounded and vibrant community, and can be a key factor in personal growth and self- improvement, we strive to involve the greater community in the arts and to invite them into the Harlow Gallery at every opportunity.