Dear Friends of the Harlow Gallery/KVAA,
The leadership of the Kennebec Valley Art Association has taken a leap of faith: if we build a bigger, better Harlow Gallery, will the community support us? If we build it, will they come?
For years now the programs, exhibits and activities at our non-profit gallery have grown at an impressive rate. “The Harlow is much smaller than I pictured. Your reputation is so much bigger than your space!” exclaimed one first-time visitor. Clearly, our mission of connecting and celebrating arts, artists and community is vital and necessary. We are on the move. After months of research and negotiations, the board determined that we could sustain the growth and increase the capacity for income-producing programs by moving to the spacious building at 100 Water Street in Hallowell, just down the street from our long-time home at 160 Water Street.
Harlow Gallery staff and the board are very excited about the many possibilities that have opened up with this move, including more opportunities to collaborate with other art-related organizations. We’ll soon be offering ongoing workshops in a designated space; multiple exhibits can now be displayed at the same time; and we’re planning comfy lounge area with free wifi and coffee! This is not just any gallery … this is the Harlow. Unique, authentic, welcoming, memorable, and a key cultural asset for central Maine communities.
We know we can count on our loyal membership and donors support this new chapter as we begin the Harlow’s 55th year and we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the KVAA. Please consider a generous gift to help make this transition a big success. Any donation, big or small, will help us sustain a community where all are welcome to enjoy a wide range of art, music, poetry, crafts, and more.
The luxury of ample space for everyone involved with the gallery (staff, volunteers, teachers, artists and art lovers) has fueled creative engines and whipped up enthusiasm in a palpable way. It’s a happy place where spirits are refreshed and days are brightened. We invite you to be a part of it! Come to our art shows and openings, buy art, take a class and please give generously today and help us build a sustainable and bright future for the Harlow Gallery!
With great appreciation for your loyal support,
Deborah Fahy, Executive Director
and the Kennebec Valley Art Association board of directors: Susan MacPherson – President, Hélène Farrar – Vice President, Barbara Coriell – Treasurer, Anne Young – Secretary, and members at large – Anita Morrissey, Lisa Rigoulot and Channa Schroff.
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Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04345.