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Intro to Drawing Workshop (Postponed)

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 10AM-1PM

Postponed. Date TBA

Join artist and educator Rachael Wilson to learn the basics of drawing, a dynamic and fundamental art medium for any creative individual. In this introductory drawing workshop, students can learn contour drawing through understanding how to observe subjects closely. Rachael will guide the class through a variety of drawing exercises and help students switch their perspective from analytical left brain to creative right brain thinking. This will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. 
During the workshop students can gain inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora)

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 25.

REGISTER HERE

Ages 15 and up.
All materials included.
Tuition: Members $35 / Non members $50
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)
No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
Maximum students: 10

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Drawing Workshops for the True Beginner

A series of 5 beginner drawing classes with Helene Farrar. Sign up for one or some of the classes. See below for details.

Thursday, February 6, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 13, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 20, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 7-8:30pm
Thursday, March 5, 7-8:30pm

Join local artist and art educator Helene Farrar for a positive and engaging 5 week course in exploring the basics of drawing. These are beginner friendly classes, open to all levels, taught in a relaxed environment with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. Students will be introduced to a variety of technical and conceptual approaches to develop and strengthen skills. Helene will guide students through translating a 3-dimensional form into 2-dimensional image. Students should bring a 6×8 (or bigger) plain paper sketchbook and drawing pencils varying from #2 to #5. All other materials are provided. In these classes, students will see how the act of drawing is a form of meditation and an opportunity to communicate.

  • Tuition:
    Individual class: Members $25 / Non members $30
    All 5 classes: Members $100 / Non members $120
  • No prior experience necessary, beginner’s welcome.
  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Maximum students per class: 15.

 

Each class in the series requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Click the links below to sign up.

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Intro to Oil Painting Workshop | Botanical Still Lifes

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 10AM-1PM

Join local artist and art educator Jae-Eun Pilsbury for an introductory workshop exploring the basics of oil painting through botanical still lifes. The class will cover all the basics of oil painting including preparation of materials, basic use of tools, and methods of mixing and applying oil paint to a canvas. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own original oil painting. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. During the workshop students will be working from life as well as gaining inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora)

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 4.

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  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10

 

About the instructor: My name is Jae-Eun Pilsbury and I have been an oil painter for over 20 years and also teach elementary art. My artwork tells a story and expresses a feeling whether it’s confusion, anger or elation. I want to create an emotional impact through the use of movement, figures, and especially colors. My work is surreal, abstract and expressive. And represents a huge part of my Korean heritage. www.jaeeunpilsbury.com

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. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members. 2020 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe. Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    

 
 

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Workshop: Behind the Scenes with Maine Flora | Three Views

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 10AM-1PM

Seeking inspiration? Just need to get out of the house? Join us for an immersive, inspirational, and educational session with Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein, the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views. During the workshop the artists will share inspiration with the group, giving demonstrations and delving into the creative process behind the body of work on display. 

This Springtime workshop coincides with the season of growth, both in the physical and inner worlds; it serves as an opportunity to connect and engage on a more in-depth level art and the process behind it. The group will go behind-the-scenes of the artists’ creative process and come away with fresh perspectives and inspiration for future projects. It will be a small group, limited to 12 participants with lots of opportunity for creative conversation and questions. Participants are encouraged to bring a sketchbook or notebook and to take photos.

The Harlow will also be hosting a botanical-themed introductory watercolor workshop on Saturday, March 21st from 10am-1pm with Kay Morris. (learn more here.) Get inspired with the artists behind Maine Flora: Three Views then come back to put your new ideas into action in Kay’s watercolor class! 

Our goal is to invite viewers into an artful investigation into the flora of Maine. We will share how we documented our explorations, inspirations, process, and surprises as this will be a critical part of exhibition experience.” Each artist works in three different media, painting, printmaking and photography, and has created a body of work inspired by the flora of Maine. This subject will be handled differently: from a Zen practice, a study in exploration, to “flower portraits.” The exhibition is the result of a collaboration in studio practices. For more information about the exhibition Maine Flora: Three Views please visit: harlowgallery.org/flora.

This workshop is limited to 12 spaces and requires at least 5 registrations in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Space is limited. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 11.

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Members $20 / Non members $25
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)

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Intro to Watercolor Painting Workshop (Postponed)

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 10AM-1PM

Postponed. Date TBA.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Join local artist Kay Morris to learn the basics of watercolor painting. Over the course of this introductory class students will learn the basics of watercolor painting through demonstrations and hands on experience. Students will become familiar with watercolor and how it reacts on paper. This will be a small class, limited to 6 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. No prior experience needed. During the workshop students can gain inspiration from our exhibit Maine Flora: Three Views, a three person show featuring Kathryn SB Davis, Laura Dunn, and Julia Einstein. (More info: harlowgallery.org/flora) All materials are provided but students are also welcome to bring any of their own materials if preferred. 

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space. Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, March 18.

Ages 15 and up.
All materials included.
Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
(Join here to become a member + save on tuition)
No prior experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
Maximum students: 6

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Intro to Abstract Art Workshop 2/15/20

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 10AM-1PM, 2020
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, February 12.

Curious about learning how to make abstract art? Join us local artist and educator Rachael Wilson for an introductory class to get started. The workshop will cover topics such as: abstract art vs. non-objective art, the elements of art, principals of design, effects of color, types of composition, and examples such as Kindinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Picasso, and others. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original abstract art. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions.

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space.
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, February 12.

REGISTER HERE

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10.
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Intro to Abstract Art Workshop 1/25/20

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10AM-1PM, 2020
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, January 22.

Curious about learning how to make abstract art? Join us for an introductory class with local artist and educator Rachael Wilson and get inspired by our exhibition which features abstract paintings by Keri Kumura. The workshop will cover topics such as: abstract art vs. non-objective art, the elements of art, principals of design, effects of color, types of composition, and examples such as Kindinsky, Alexander Rodchenko, Alexander Calder, Picasso, and others. This workshop will be hands on and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original abstract art. It will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions.

This workshop requires at least 3 students in order to run so sign up early in order and reserve your space.
Registrations are due by 6pm on Wednesday, January 22.

*THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. WAITLIST ONLY.*
Please email harlowgallery@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • All materials included.
  • Tuition: Members $40 / Non members $55
  • No prior experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.
  • Maximum students: 10.
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Professional Development Series for Artists with Helene Farrar

SUNDAYS MORNINGS, 10AM-12PM
SEPTEMBER 29, OCTOBER 27, NOVEMBER 24, DECEMBER 29
Option to sign up for one class at a time at $40 per class for members or $50 per class for non members.

About the workshop:
Ready for the next level and willing to do the work? Need someone to look at your art and give you the feedback you need to grow and stretch?

This Fall, join artist and educator Helene Farrar as your mentor and facilitator for a 4-part professional development workshop series. Sessions will be held Sunday, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29 from 10am-1pm.

The group will explore a range of topics including: developing an art practice, technique and content, resume and artist statement development, marketing, and more. Each morning session will be thematic with some preliminary homework each session followed by homework for the following class. This workshop is specifically designed for artists who are working to develop a professional art practice. Ideally, students will have already created at least a small series of completed works within the same medium and of the same content. This class will offer lots of opportunity for questions, conversation, and one-on-one interaction. 

About the instructor:
Hélène Farrar has taught and worked in the visual arts for over twenty years while actively exhibiting in commercial, nonprofit and university galleries in New England, New York City, Pennsylvania, Italy, and England. Farrar has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine and a Masters of Fine Art Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in Vermont. Hélène currently owns and operates her own private art school in Maine out of her “Farmhouse” studio, where she holds varied workshops and classes. Her paintings have most recently been accepted into curated exhibits at the Cape Cod Community College, Fuller Craft Museum, the Saco Museum, the University of New England Art Gallery, and Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire. Farrar is represented by Archipelago Fine Arts in Rockland, Betts Gallery of Belfast, Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill, and the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner. Her work as an educator has brought her across the state of Maine including the Haystack Mountain School or Crafts, and she will be teaching at the 2019 International Encaustics Conference. Learn more and view her work at www.helenefarrar.com.

Workshop details:
All materials included
Limited to 12 students
Ages 18+

Option to sign up for one class at a time at $40 per class for members or $50 per class for non members.

REGISTER TODAY: Pay online here

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Intro to Needle Felting Workshop

SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 23 & 30, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 20.

About the Workshop:
In this two part workshop, lead by Lauretta Rose Dietrich, students will learn the basics of needle felting – a great medium to explore on cold Maine days. This will be a hands on workshop and students will be able to create and take home their own piece of original needle felted art. Students will learn the needle felting process by creating a loon ornament which will then be used to complete a small wall hanging. The class will cover the history of needle felting, safety procedures, tools and techniques, as well as different types of wool. It will be a small class, limited to 5 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. 

Workshop details:
Maximum students: 5

Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult
$70 members / $85 non members (only $35/$42.50 per class)
+ $22 materials fee which will be paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 20.
No prior experience needed.
All materials are included.

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Learn to Knit: Hat Workshop with Brookes Smith

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 6.

About the workshop:
This Fall join Brookes Smith for a cozy, introductory knitting class. Students will learn the foundational knitting skills necessary to knit a hat from start to finish. This includes casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, and more. Each participant will need to purchase and bring the following materials to the workshop: 81 yards of #6 super bulky yarn (Lion Brand Hometown USA or similar works great), 8mm/US #11 16” circular knitting needles, 9 mm/US #13 16” circular knitting needles, and a tapestry needle. Materials for making pom poms will be provided.

Workshop details:
Tuition: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members.
Space is limited to 10 students
Age 14 + and anyone under 18 accompanied by an adult
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, November 6.

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Stitched Stories Workshop with Maggie Muth

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, November 13.

About the workshop:
This Fall join Maggie Muth and for a cozy hand-stitching class at The Harlow. In the manner of artists Louise Bourgeois, Maira Kalman, Rieko Koga, participants will learn how to use simple hand-embroidery techniques, in order to journal or tell stories in stitch. Basic hand stitching experience is helpful, but all are welcome. Each participant will need to purchase and bring the following materials to the workshop: various weights and colors of cotton embroidery thread, sharp snips (thread cutting scissors), solid color cotton squares (approx 8″), small fabric scraps, 6″ embroidery hoop. Instructor will provide extras of all.

Workshop details:
Tuition: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members.
Space is limited to 10 students
Age 12 + up.
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, October 13.

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Learn to Knit: Seed Stitch Cowl Workshop with Brookes Smith

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, October 16.

About the workshop:
This Fall join Brookes Smith for a cozy, introductory knitting class. Students will learn the foundational knitting skills necessary to knit a cowl from start to finish. This includes casting on, knitting, purling, casting off, and weaving in ends. Each participant will need to purchase and bring the following materials to the workshop: #13 straight knitting needles (Takumi bamboo needles preferred but any brand is fine), 1 skein of super bulky #6 weight yarn (Lion brand Hometown USA works well), and 1 plastic yarn needle.

Workshop details:
Tuition: $20 Members / $30 Non-Members.
Space is limited to 10 students
Age 14 + and anyone under 18 accompanied by an adult
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, October 16.

REGISTER TODAY
Step 1: Pay online here
Step 2: Fill out and submit this registration form.

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Color Theory with Jim Flahaven

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 10AM-1PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, September 11.

About the workshop:
This workshop will focus on the physical interaction of colors. It is appropriate for anyone who uses color in their practice: painters, interior designers, fiber artists, etc. The approach will be hands-on and students will paint, cut and paste using acrylics. Together, the group will cycle through a number of different exercises and discuss numerous color theory concepts. Each student should leave the workshop with more mastery and understanding of color.

About the instructor:
Jim Flahaven is an artist and educator living in Maine. He has exhibited his work in Canada and throughout the United States. He attended the University of North Texas where he received his BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1986 and he received his MFA from Ohio State in 1988.  He has taught at numerous colleges and universities including Clarion University, the University of New England, and the Maine College of Art. He currently teaches painting, drawing and color theory at the University of Southern Maine. He has written for ArtPapers, and is the creator of drawingforum.net, an online resource for drawing instructors and drawing enthusiasts.  

Workshop details:
All materials included.
Tuition: $40 Members / $65 Non-Members.
Space is limited to 15 students
Open to ages 16 and up
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, September 11.

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Ceramic Surface Design with Tyler Gulden

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1-4PM
Registrations due by 6pm on Wednesday, September 11.

This workshop will take place at Hallowell Clay Works located at 157 Water Street, Hallowell. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Harlow, just down the street at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

About the workshop: 
This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to the chemistry of mixing and techniques for applying very thick slip to transform the surface of their pots. Using the wheel, brushes, hands, and a variety of tools and ribs (some of our own making) the class will explore together how slip can elevate and change the the surface of ceramic forms. 

About the instructor:
Tyler Gulden is a ceramic artist, art educator and administrator. He studied ceramics at Alfred University and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has been a resident artist at notable craft centers like Peters Valley Craft Center, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Watershed. A ceramic artist, arts educator and arts advocate, he has conducted workshops throughout Maine for children and adults, in addition to professional development workshops for teachers and artists, through the Watershed Mudmobile program. Other teaching includes workshops and lectures at Bowdoin College, Tabor Academy, Maine College of Art, Portland Pottery, and a position as Lecturer in Visual Arts and Culture at Bates College. Tyler worked for 12 years in arts administration at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine ending his tenure as Executive Director in October 2012. Tyler’s functional ceramics are exhibited internationally in group and juried exhibitions. His current work follows the tradition of salt firing, in combination with the more contemporary process of soda firing, capitalizing on the unique color and surface variations that are a natural product of the process. Read more and view his work at www.tylergulden.com.

Workshop details:
All materials included.

Tuition: $50 Members / $75 Non-Members
Space is limited to 12 students
Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
No previous experience necessary.
The deadline to register is 6pm on Wednesday, September 25.

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Intro to Drawing with Kay Morris

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 10AM-1PM

Learn the basics in this three hour workshop, and spend your summer exploring this dynamic medium. Led by local artist Kay Morris, this is an entry level drawing course taught in a relaxed environment. This will be a small class, limited to 10 participants with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. Students will be drawing simple still life objects as they study line and value. Students should bring a 6B pencil and kneadable eraser. All other materials will be provided.

No previous experience required. 
Class size is limited to 10 people.
Tuition: Members $30 / Non members $35

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In order to save your spot please complete payment and submit the form below
Step 1: Pay online via the link below

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Step 2: Fill out and submit this registration form.

 

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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Chawan Tea Bowl Workshop with Jeremy Smith

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 3 & 10, 1-4PM

Join local ceramic artist and art educator Jeremy Smith for a two-part ceramics workshop on Saturday, August 3 and 10, from 1-4pm. Over the course of two sessions, participants will  be hand-building a series of chawans (tea bowls). All materials are provided but students can bring stamps or other small objects for texturing the stencils – such as a leaf or pinecone to press into the walls of the chawan. Jeremy Smith, has two decades of experience working with people of all ages in the ceramic arts. 

The workshop will take place at Hallowell Clay Works located at 157 Water Street, Hallowell. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Harlow, just down the street at 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

All materials included.
Tution: $85 Members / $100 Non-Members
Registration deadline: 6pm on Wednesday, July 31
Limited to 12 students
Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

REGISTER TODAY
In order to save your spot please complete payment and submit the form below
Step 1: Pay online via the link below

Member or non-member?

Step 2: Fill out and submit this registration form.

 

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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Doug & Melinda Jennings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Intro to Woodblock Printmaking with Jaime Wing

SATURDAYS, JULY 6 & 13 10AM-1PM

Join local printmaker Jaime Wing for a two-part crash-course in traditional relief printing. Students will come away from the class with a good foundation of the history of block printing and the skills to go forth and create their own prints. Over the course of two sessions, Participants will design and carve their very own wood block and print a small edition of archival-quality prints. Although all materials will be provided, students are encouraged to bring drawings or images of inspiration for their design. No prior printmaking experience required. 

Class is limited to adults ages 18 & up. All materials are included.
$85 Members/ $95 Non-Members.

REGISTER TODAY
In order to save your spot please complete payment and submit the form below
Step 1: Pay online via the link below

Member or non-member?

Step 2: Fill out and submit this registration form.


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. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. 

The Harlow is supported by the City of HallowellDirigo Capital AdvisorsKennebec Savings Bank, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation and by our members.

   

2019 Season Sponsors are Camden National BankCapitol Dental CareChris Walters Productions, Great Gatherings, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law and Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

Programming is funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation, the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, and by  a Partnership Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.