Art Harrington grew up in Williamsport, PA. He graduated from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA with a Bachelor's degree in Art Education and continued graduate work at Syracuse University and Millersville University, Millersville, PA. He taught art at Stevens Jr. High School in Williamsport, PA for one year, Bradford Area Senior High School for four years, and at Solanco High School in Quarryville, PA from which he retired in 1998 after twenty-nine years.
During his teaching years he coached men's and women's cross country, indoor track, and spring track. Many of his athletes have received national recognition. In 1998 Art was featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine section,"Faces In The Crowd" as a result of his women's cross country team capturing state titles twice within six years. Although he inspired many of his athletes and students to pursue various forms of art as a career, the continuance of his own art career remained a dream.
Immediately upon his retirement he built a studio in his home in Willow Street, PA. Inspired by a former principal and fellow art teacher at Solanco, Tom Regan, and with encouragement from his friend, Fred Rodger, he began to enter art shows in 1999.
Art is a partner at the Red Raven Art company and very active in supporting emerging artists. Art helped to create an emerging artist wall, along with the CX Carlson Foundation, to give upcoming artists their first commercial gallery exhibit.