We are delighted to announce that Harmon’s Market, the former fish market and general store, founded in 1930, has reopened as a contemporary art gallery. Harmon's has always provided goods and services to the community of Prouts Neck and its visitors.
The founding director of the gallery, Marvin Gates, spent his boyhood summers at Prouts. His grandfather owned Winslow Homer’s family's house. In 2013, after an absence of 50 years, he returned with his wife, Debbie, for a family wedding. Much to his amazement, the iconic Harmon's was for sale! It was a wreck. Regardless, they bought it.
The town of Scarborough allowed them to raze both the old building and its foundation. In their places, they reconstructed Harmon's and, in the back, added a cottage. Gates grew up in the contemporary art gallery business. He is an artist, too.