As Harrison has grown, the needs of the community for exposure to the arts has grown. There are more people interested in the stories art has to tell, and in giving their children art education, and there are more local artists who want to give to the community and show their works. Therefore, the Harrison Art League is more important today than ever before to satisfy these needs.
The Harrison Art League has always been a non-profit organization, but we applied for and received non-profit status from the IRS in 1994. This means that donors may deduct contributions. This also opened an opportunity for the HAL to apply for grants. At the same time, HAL was located on Main Street in downtown Harrison. It has since moved into its current location which is inside the Backyard Framer Shop with it's Blue Sky Gallery for exhibits and Art Shows.
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."