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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.

 

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:  http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=70750aedd14a06c
7pm - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #1: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=01bd6169e817ac9
8:30-11:30pm - Carl & Dean at the Athenian Corner: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=2755ef67cfc7f47

July 25
2pm – All Ages Daytime show at Ward Eight with Injury, Pet Sounds, and more: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=b9c209a0ac1cb2a
5pm - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #2 http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=a04d688324030b8
7pm - Mama's Twisted Disney Comedy Show at Gemstones/Blue Shamrock: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=6558c98f718184e
8:30-11:30pm - Carl and Dean at The Athenian Corner: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=2755ef67cfc7f47 
10pm - Garcia Brogan's Presents: Lowell Music Weekend Night #2: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=8c3fdf723747e69

July 26
noon - The Last Safe presents: The Faux Fest, Night #3: 
http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=01b070358441b5d
5:30-8:30pm - Folk Festival "After Party" with Reverend J.J. and the Casual Sinners at The Athenian Corner: http://cityoflowellcalendar.org/event_details.php?event=e76f239001729a9
Lowell Folk Festival is July 24-26, 2015!

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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!
Lowell Celebrates the 4th!

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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!

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

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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!​

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.

 

Play, Shop, Dine During Lowell Week!

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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.

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

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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! 




Winterfest 2015 Group Photo

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

 

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Photo by Meghan Moore

Lowell Women's Week is March 1-8!
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"For twenty years, Lowell Women's Week has celebrated women in our community of Lowell, Massachusetts - from the women who have come before us to the women of today.
 
In conjunction with International Women’s Day, this year’s theme is Equality for Women is Progress for All. We encourage you to celebrate our 20th anniversary and join us for the week’s many free public events on this theme. Events take place at locations throughout the city and recognize women’s achievements, struggles, and extraordinary contributions to our community. Enjoy performing arts, historical explorations, community gatherings, skills workshops, lectures, and more."

 

Check out their event list for more information.  And here is COOL's own

Suzzanne Cromwell at the 2013 Lowell Women's Week breakfast!

 

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