Ever since the conversion of this historic brick mill complex to rentable artists studios began in 2005, Western Avenue has become an integral part of the cultural life of Lowell and Greater Boston. Renting an affordably-priced Studio or Loft can be the beginning of a new journey for your creative life.

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The first Saturday of every month from 12:00-5:00pm we host Open Studios where Western Avenue artists open their studios and lofts for you to experience their world of art.

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Western Avenue in Lowell Massachusetts is home to the largest artists community on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. The 5 acre complex and its varied brick mill buildings host 250 work only studios 50 live/work lofts over a dozen teaching artists the Loading Dock Gallery - a cooperative artist run gallery and the Onyx Room Performance Space.

Please visit us and get to know our artists. First Saturday Open Studios is a great way to see artists in their workspace and learn about their work. They work in all medium at all skill levels. We’re sure there will be more than a few whose art will speak to you. We guarantee one visit won’t be enough to see all there is to see – so plan on coming back.

Western Avenue Studios and Lofts : nurturing the arts and the artist.