KVAA Receives 2 Grants in Support of Workshop Program

KVAA Receives 2 Grants in Support of Workshop Program

The Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA) recently received two grants to sustain and develop an expanded art workshop program to educate and enrich the public while building organizational capacity, including $4,000 from the Expansion Arts program of the Maine Community Foundation and $2,000 from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

“Our new Saturday morning workshop series launched last spring in our new larger space,” said Harlow executive director Deb Fahy, “We believe the arts are an important part of a well-rounded, vibrant community. The new workshop series offers everybody the opportunity to engage in creative expression and learn new skills to enrich their lives. You don’t have to be a professional artist to make art, and the act of creating art provides personal satisfaction, joy and a sense of purpose. Our workshop program also provides The Harlow with a reliable new income stream and help us support area teaching artists.”

The Harlow Gallery is located at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12-6pm.

About the Kennebec Valley Art Association / The Harlow
The Kennebec Valley Art Association is a 501(c)3 membership based nonprofit, founded in Augusta in 1958.  The art association owns and operates The Harlow at 100 Water Street in downtown Hallowell. The mission of the KVAA and The Harlow is to connect and celebrate the art, artists and community.

About the Maine Community Foundation
With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

About the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust
Margaret E. Burnham was a lifelong resident of Falmouth, Maine. Her legacy and dedication to her community live on today through the Trust which was established at her death in 1994. The trust funds five areas of interest: Social Services, Arts and Culture, Medical, Educational and Environment. For more information visit http://www.margaretburnham.org/.

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