November 19, 2015
Dear Supporter of the Arts in Maine,
Have you heard the news? The Harlow Gallery was named “Best Gallery in Maine 2015” by readers of Down East Magazine by popular vote this summer! This is truly a remarkable achievement and honor for a small nonprofit art organization away from the coastal art centers, especially since we did not campaign at all – it was an entirely organic vote.
The Harlow Gallery has been fulfilling its mission of “connecting and celebrating art, artists and community” in central Maine for over half a century, ever since the Kennebec Valley Art Association purchased 160 Water Street and opened the gallery in 1963. Our board and staff are currently engaged in strategic planning through 2020 and we all feel privileged to be playing a role in carrying the Harlow’s half-century legacy forward. We believe the Harlow Gallery is an essential asset for the Maine art community. Please help us assure the future of the Harlow by contributing to our 2015 annual fund today. Click on the button below to give via Paypal now.
Not only does the Harlow support and promote exceptional local and regional artists by providing them with a venue to show and sell work, we also at times challenge artists and the greater community to focus on critical social issues. October’s exhibition, “It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II”, presented in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta, voiced a collective rejection of the use of domestic violence to control and manipulate others, and challenged our society’s overall acceptance of violence. We believe artists voices are important to social discourse and change.
Donations, sponsorships and memberships represent 43% of our annual operating budget. Without generous support from individuals like you, who believe in the value of the arts, the Harlow could not stay open. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit so your gift is fully tax deductible in accordance with current tax laws.
With great appreciation for your support of the Harlow,