The Harlow Gallery is seeking donations of artwork for its annual silent auction in February. Donations are accepted during open gallery hours until 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the gallery, 160 Water St. Donations of art, framed or unframed, are most welcome; gifts may be tax deductible according to current tax law. Proceeds from this event support operating costs for the Harlow Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit connecting art, artists and community since 1963.

One need not be an artist to donate. Collectors can make room for the new by donating vintage art, antique art, fine crafts, sculpture artifacts and curios. Donations may be dropped by any time the gallery is open — Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. — or during one of the two formal donation drop-off dates: Sunday, Jan. 31, from noon to4 p.m.; or Monday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors may contact Harlow Gallery staff to make an appointment to deliver donations at other times by calling 622-3813 or emailing

The Harlow Gallery’s annual Silent Art Auction will be open for viewing and bidding Feb. 3 through 13, with bidding ending at 4 p.m. sharp the final day. Bidders can expect an exciting and varied range of art including paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints, photographs, crafts by Maine artists and beyond, vintage and antique art, artifacts and curios and more.

For more information contact executive director Deborah Fahy at 622-3813 or; or visit Also welcome are donations of art supplies for an art supply rummage sale set for Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16. These can be delivered anytime before the 15th.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or