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November 04
Now Featuring Lowell Photographers!

This month, Lowell.org will begin featuring the work of Lowell photographers.  We are fortunate to have a wealth of talented artists in Lowell, and we’ll be showing you some of their great work every few months.  If you like what you see, we hope you’ll visit the artists' websites and learn more about what they do.

Adrien Bisson is a Lowell based photographer.  Originally from New Hampshire, Adrien attended college at Berklee School of Music as a trumpet major.  He eventually followed a circuitous path to the life of a professional photographer with a studio at Western Avenue Studios . To learn more about Adrien and the fascinating people he photographs visit http://adrienbisson.com
October 10
Lowell Hip Haps
 


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Don' miss Lowell's new winter farm market,

Mill No. 5, Jackson Street, Lowell

Sundays, 10 am-2:30 pm

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 Lowell is gearing up for its annual holiday lighting extravaganza!
 
Saturday, November 29 with events beginning at noon.
 
For a full list of events and sponsors visit the website
 

 



 



 

October 02
Lowell Open Studios October 4-5

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Join the artists of Lowell at Lowell Open Studios on October 4-5 from 11-5 each day.  Over 170 artists across 14 venues are participating in this yearly citywide celebration of art!  Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available.  Click on the image to visit the website for details on participating venues and artists, as well as special events associated with Artweek Boston!

September 09
Marketing Grants Available

The City of Lowell has issued guidelines for its marketing grant program.  The Community Marketing Grant Program will provide mini-grants of up to $5,000 for collaborative, grass-roots marketing projects for Lowell based organizations.  Grants will be competitively awarded based on the uniqueness of the applicant’s approach and the likelihood of reaching a broad audience. 

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, October 6th, 2014 and the awardees will be notified by the end of October, 2014  Grant funding must be used by June 30, 2015

CityofLowellMarkeingGrantsapplication2015.pdfCityofLowellMarkeingGrantsapplication2015.pdf

August 28
Museums and Galleries - September Happenings

​Lowell is full of museums and galleries.  Here's what's happening at them in September!

American Textile History Museum (ATHM): "Fiberart International", thru Oct 26.

Arts League of Lowell (ALL) Gallery: "Elements III - Sculpture", thru Sept 28.

Boott Cotton Mills Museum: See exactly how a working mill actually looks.

The Brush Art Gallery & Artists Studios: "From the Ground Up: An Exhibition Celebrating the Joy of the Garden", thru Sept 13.  "Grand Smoke: The Art of Tom Gill", Sept 20 - Oct 18.

Gates Block Studios: Open the first Saturday of every month from 11-5PM. 34 working artist studios!

The Loading Dock Gallery: "Texture and Terrain: Intertwining Perspectives", thru Sept 28.

National Streetcar Museum: See the influence of street railways on the development of our cities.

New England Quilt Museum: "Down by the Old Mill Stream: Rhode Island Quilts & Historic Fashions", thru Oct 5.

Tsongas Industrial History Center: "Their Stories: Lowell's Youth and the Refugee Experience", September 9 thru Columbus Day.

University Gallery at UMass Lowell: "Singularity: The Unique Print", thru Sept 30.

Western Avenue Studios: Open the first Saturday of every month from 12-5PM. 245 working artist studios!

Whistler House Museum of Art: "Art Quilts 2014: How Does Your Garden Grow?", thru Sept 20.

Zeitgeist Gallery:  "Three Worlds: Cambodia, Lowell, and the places in Between" thru Sept 6.

Be sure to visit all our galleries and museums during Downtown Lowell First Thursdays on September 4th!

August 12
Branch Street Fire Benefit - Friday, August 22

 

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July 29
Summer Events Continue in Lowell!

 

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The Folk Festival may be over, but summer goes on here in the city of Lowell!  Check out our Festivals page for more great events happening in August, and you can always visit CityofLowellCalendar.org for information on upcoming events.

July 29
Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund

Our entire city mourns the tragedy of the Branch Street fire, we hope you will support those impacted by this horrible event. 

You can make a donation to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund by visiting the their website​, visiting any of the Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union locations (listed on their website), or by sending a check to the Branch Street Fire Victims Relief Fund, care of Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union P.O. Box 1238 Lowell, MA 01853  


Every cent counts, we thank you for your support!

July 24
Lowell Folk Festival is this Weekend!

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Don't miss the Lowell Folk Festival happening this weekend - July 25-27, 2014!​  Visit the website for a schedule of events, locations of the ethnic food vendors, and a map of the festival.  And check out their mobile site for getting your folk festival information easily while on-the-go.

Finally check out these other great events happening around Lowell during Folk Festival weekend.  Enjoy yourselves and have a great weekend!

July 22
Street Closings/Changes for Lowell Folk Festival this Weekend

Please note the following street closings/changes for the Lowell Folk Festival happening this Friday-Sunday: (download a printable version of this list here)


John Street
Merrimack Street to Paige Streets               Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
 
Lee Street
Reverse Direction                                       Fri. 4:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
 
Shattuck Street
Merrimack Street to Market Street                Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sun. 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
French Street
John Street to Kirk Street                             Fri. 6:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
Kirk St. to Arcand Drive (East bound Lane)   Fri. 12:00 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
 
Merrimack Street
Bridge Street to Dutton Streets                     Fri. 6:15 PM to Sun. 9:00 PM
 
Central Street
Market Street to Middle Street                      Friday 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sat. 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
                                                                     Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Paige Street
John Street to Kirk Street                            Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 9:00 PM
 
Market Street
Dutton Street to Palmer Street                    Sat. 9:00 Am to Sun. 12:00 AM
                                                                    Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
 
Market Street
Palmer St. to Central St. (Two Way Traffic)    Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 12:00 AM
                                                                      Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
 
Arcand Drive
Merrimack St. to Father Morissette Blvd.         Sat. 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
                                                                       Sun 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
 
Middle Street
Central Street to Shattuck Street                   Fri. 6:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sat. 9:00 AM to Sun. 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sun 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Palmer Street
Market Street to Merrimack Street                 Fri. 6:00 PM to Sat 6:00 AM
                                                                      Sat. 12:00 PM to Sun. 6:00 AM 
                                                                      Sun. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
 
Palmer Street (Two Way Traffic)
Market Street to Middle Street                      Sat. 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Worthen Street
Arcand Drive to Merrimack Street                  Friday 3:00 PM to Sunday 9:00 PM   
 
O’Connell Street
Market Street to Merrimack Street                 Friday 12:00PM to Sunday 9:00 PM
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