To Central Maine Business Owners and Citizens Who Appreciate the Arts,
I invite you to become a partner in the arts by sponsoring an exhibition or program at the Harlow Gallery. The gallery is an integral part of the cultural life of central Maine, and has been a positive economic agent ever since the Kennebec Valley Art Association founded the gallery in downtown Hallowell in 1963. The Harlow’s founding acted as a catalyst sparking Hallowell’s “urban” renewal, and played a key role in shaping the city into the vibrant arts & cultural destination it is today. Four years after the founding of the Harlow Gallery an article in a 1967 edition of Maine (a publication of the Department of Economic Development) described the positive influence of the KVAA as follows: “… Interest in and appreciation of art in Maine has been increased … The City of Hallowell, itself, has perked up. Many attribute the sprucing up of the commercial district which has been going on during recent years to the example set by the Kennebec Valley Art Association.”
This influence continues today – the Harlow is part of Hallowell’s recipe for success and our influence as a cultural destination benefits the greater Augusta community as well. The Harlow Gallery draws artists and cultural tourists to the area year round – in recent years 6,500 to 7,500 visitors passed through our doors annually. These people don’t just visit the gallery; they come for the day, to explore, shop, eat out and do other business throughout the region.
Our sponsorship program provides businesses with valuable benefits and we try hard to make sponsoring programming at the Harlow a win-win partnership. Click to view our 2017 Sponsor Perk Chart. We are always open to new creative ways to partner with area businesses. The Harlow Gallery is owned and operate by the KVAA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so sponsorships are fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax law.
Don’t hesitate to contact me or one of our board members with questions or ideas, I would be happy to discuss options by phone, via email or in person.