September 09
Art Supports Community

artup_logo_notag.jpgArtUp is a new, innovative program to create a permanent collection of work by local artists for display on the walls of the Lowell Community Health Center.  This permanent collection will celebrate our city's extraordinary wealth of creative talent, while creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors to the center.  To participate in the program as an artist or a patron visit the ArtUp website.

August 04
Meet our New Featured Photographer!
Tory Germann is a freelance photographer based in Lowell, Massachusetts. For over 15 years Tory worked as a staff photographer for the Lowell Sun & Digital Media Editor for Howl Magazine before opening her own studio at Mill No. 5 in Lowell. 
Tory provides in depth multimedia content and event photography for news outlets, schools, cities & non profits as well as old school classic portraiture. For a unique view on all things Lowell & beyond follow Tory on instagram @unguidedtor.
To learn more about Tory's work visit her website.


July 21
Folk Festival and more in downtown Lowell!

In addition to all the great music, art, food, and activities going on during the 29th annual Lowell Folk Festival, our local businesses and restaurants will be having entertainment as well!​

July 24
6:30-7:30pm - Lowell Jazz Day Camp Student Performance at The Athenian Corner:
7pm - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #1:
8:30-11:30pm - Carl & Dean at the Athenian Corner:

July 25
2pm – All Ages Daytime show at Ward Eight with Injury, Pet Sounds, and more:
5pm - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #2
7pm - Mama's Twisted Disney Comedy Show at Gemstones/Blue Shamrock:
8:30-11:30pm - Carl and Dean at The Athenian Corner: 
10pm - Garcia Brogan's Presents: Lowell Music Weekend Night #2:

July 26
noon - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #3:
5:30-8:30pm - Folk Festival "After Party" with Reverend J.J. and the Casual Sinners at The Athenian Corner:
July 14
Lowell Folk Festival is July 24-26, 2015!



There’s so much to eat, play and discover at this year’s 29th Annual Lowell Folk Festival! This year’s festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities.
The Festival is always the last full weekend in July. Come see the largest free folk festival in the country!
June 23
Lowell Celebrates the 4th!


Lowell celebrates the 4th this year on Saturday, July 4th! Join us at LeLacheur Park, 450 Aiken Street - gates will open at 7PM, and the fireworks will be at approximately 9PM.  There will be food and drink available to purchase at the park (no outside food or drink is allowed, sorry!) and there will be plenty to entertain you before the fireworks.

Visit our web page for more information, or to volunteer!

June 19
Summer Kickoff is this weekend (June 19-20)!


Join us as we kick off summer in style in downtown Lowell on Friday from 2-7PM and Saturday from 12-6PM.  There will be art for sale, en plein air artists working, music, kids activities, non-profit informational tables, and more. Visit our web page for details, and we look forward to seeing you there!​

May 18
City of Lowell Celebrates Small Business Month

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Please join the City of Lowell during the month of May as we recognize and celebrate our hardworking small business community with four neighborhood-based business resource fairs. These one-stop business resource fairs will include many exhibitors that provide technical, financial, procurement, networking and other business-support services to help your small business grow!
The City of Lowell Small Business Month coincides with National Small Business Week which takes place May 4-8, 2015.

To see when the business resource fairs are coming to your neighborhood please visit the City of Lowell Small Business Month website.


May 04
Play, Shop, Dine During Lowell Week!

The unprecedented snow fall and historic winter conditions this year greatly impacted small businesses throughout the state.  Lowell’s business community was no exception. The City is planning a series of events this spring, including “Lowell Week” to encourage residents to get outside, enjoy the spring weather, and support local businesses.

To learn more information about Lowell Week and the fun activities planned please visit the website.

April 01
Downtown Lowell First Thursdays begins its new season on April 2nd!


This Thursday, April 2nd, is the kickoff date for Downtown Lowell First Thursdays 2015!  An amazing array of events has been put together for April, including paper flower making at the ALL Gallery; opening/artist receptions at the Ayer Lofts Gallery, Arts Research Collaborative, University Gallery and LTC; music at Zeitgeist and The Luna Theater; The Night Market at Mill No. 5; book signings at the Gates Block Studios and the Whistler House; the new park film at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center; and more!  There are also specials available from downtown businesses and restaurants. So grab a friend, see some art, have a bite at a local restaurant, and enjoy all that downtown Lowell has to offer you! 

March 24
Winterfest 2015 Group Photo

Check out the Winterfest 2015 group photo!  Thanks to everyone who came out for this year's event.


Photo by Meghan Moore

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