Donations of original artwork are being accepted now through 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, to support programs at the Harlow Gallery. Donations of art, framed or unframed, are most welcome and each gift may be tax deductible according to current tax law. Gifts from artists, artisans and collectors welcome. People do not have to be an artist to donate, according to a news release from the gallery.

Vintage art, antique art, fine crafts, sculpture, artifacts and curios all are accepted. Drop by anytime. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or people can contact the gallery to make an appointment to deliver donations at other times; call 622-3813 or email [email protected]

Two formal donation drop off dates are scheduled: Sunday, Feb. 8 from noon to 4 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Kennebec Valley Art Association’s annual Silent Art Auction returns Feb. 11-14. The auction will include paintings, pastels, sculpture, prints, photographs, crafts, artifacts; art by KVAA members and other Maine artists, vintage and antique art.

Bidding will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Bidding will end at 4 p.m. sharp.

Proceeds from this event support operating costs for the Harlow Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit connecting art, artists and community since 1963.