Western Avenue is an exciting place to walk through. On any given day a dozen or more artists will be working in their studios. During monthly First Saturday Open Studios over one hundred studios and lofts are usually open.

Art hangs along every wall throughout the buildings. It is alive with creativity and community.  It houses a thousand stories just waiting to be told.

If you are interested in making Western Avenue part of your story, please contact Patty Cullen – Marketing Manager for the Studios and Lofts.  patty@westernavenuestudios.com



Our artists are often highlighted in art and cultural stories in regional and national publications.  Our building by virtue of providing workspace for their creativity is often showcased in articles on Lowell and its dynamic creative community. Here are some of those for you to read through (we apologize if you need a log in to access some):

May 2018 brought a focus on Ali Manning in the online magazine Cloth Paper Scissors. Ali is a book artist and teacher. Gorgeous photos included.

Merrimack Valley Magazine wrote a great article in May 2018 on Buying Art At Any Pricepoint. Read the article here.

Congratulations to Yari Livan from Studio 228 and The Loading Dock Gallery – he is a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow.

The Boston Globe – Lowell is a City of Canals and Culture – January 3, 2015

Northshore Magazine – Read about Lowell’s art scene – go to page 132 in this April 2014 edition

Elizabeth Alexander  – Studio Views from Massachusetts Cultural Council – September 2013

The Boston Globe – In Lowell, an artful reawakening – August 16, 2012

National Public Radio (WGBH) – In Lowell, A Successful Art Space Expands – February 13, 2012

Richard Howe Blog : Post on Western Avenue Lofts – February 5, 2012

Jordan Rich Show, WBZ 1030 News Radio – Interview for WA Lofts – January 25, 2012


We especially love Liz Smith’s video series on Makers. Liz is a Western Avenue Studio artist herself and many of her interviewees are from the community here.

Liz Smith – Makers in Business video series.

Caroline Gallagher – former loft artist – Open Studios at Western Avenue video

Merrimack Valley Economic Development Cocuncil – LLowell – Portrait of a Creative City

Chronicle – Video on Western Avenue Studios – April 2010


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