Yay! It’s First Saturday! That and other fun things are in store for the weekend!
Shows/Events this Weekend:
February 7th is First Saturday Open Studios at Western Ave! It’s always so full of fun events ad there are over 100 Artists waiting to meet you! Here are just a few of the exciting things you can find here!
Gifts from the Heart is our Annual February Promotion
Pick up a postcard on your way into any of our buildings, visit participating studios and lofts, collect stickers from the artists, browse the art, and buy Valentine’s Day gifts for all. Deposit your postcard with your contact information in the box on your way out for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to spend at the participating studios and lofts.
- Visit 15 or more studios and lofts for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
- Visit 25 or more studios and lofts for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.
- Visit 35 or more studios and lofts for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate.
Hearts will mark the entryways to participating studios and lofts. No purchase necessary! Drawing will be held on the day of the event. You need not be present to win. Winners will be contacted.
What says I love you like a beautiful handmade, hardwood Jewelry / Keepsake Box. It is a wonderful gift for the one you love to keep all that great jewelry and special items safe and protected. A number of different styles and woods to choose from in The Loading Dock Gallery as well as in the Old School Woodworkin Studio # 222 . Kevin’s work is beautiful and will be cherished by your Valentine!
Hearts and Flower Oh my! For February the 7th open studio and the 13th we have love on the mind. Mill City Glass Works will be making hearts and flowers to take home to our loved ones. The 13th there will be a demo to follow the experiences. ONE SLOT PER PERSON
Costs: Flower $30 Heart: $50. SO romantic!
Tom and Val Borgal will be having a Flower Show in studio 504 for the Feb. 7th Open Studio. Flowers to last a life time in photos and watercolor. Perfect for your Valentine!
Lush beads will be having a big De-stash Sale of beading supplies in Studio A205! Get in and grab some goodies!
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
Leanne Tremblay of Loomination will be at Love Buzz II, happening at Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St, Lowell, MA Saturday, February 7th 12-6pm
You can also find Loomination on Sunday at Local is for Lovers Valentine’s Market, Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA from 10am-3pm
Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing
Once again, the Loading Dock Gallery’s features a terrific show! Tom Veirs & Chris Volpe present “Unreliable Witnesses”. The show runs through March 1st and there is a public reception after Open Studios on Saturday from 5-7pm
Several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis & Deena Stallard are participating in the new show at the ALL Gallery. Grey Scale runs from January 9th through February 22nd
Regina McGearty of Walk on the Moon Jewelry will add some sparkle to the Ayer Lofts Resident Show through the Month of February. “A Foot in the Door” features 12″x12″ or smaller works for cherishing and gifting. The Gallery is Open Weekends 12-4pm with an Opening Reception Thursday February 5th 6-8pm
Denise Rainis will be featured in the show “Summer Dreaming” at Gallery 529, 529 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 Chase the Winter Blues away!
Adria Arch‘s exhibit Adria Arch/ Nancy Hayes/ Allison Paschke will be on view at the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River MA January 22nd through February 22nd
Priscilla Levesque’s casein painting, “September at Red Wing” has been accepted in the Members Juried Show at the Concord Art Association. The show will be on view from Jan. 15 through Feb. 20.
Paula Mingolelli (Studio A408) will be featured in Grace Chapel’s Show “Purple”. Her painting “Storm Coming” will be on display through March 2nd.
Check out Ann Lee & Tarja Cockell in the exhibition Blue – The Sky’s The Limit at League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters Gallery, 49 South Main St, Suite 100, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 Now through March 20th!
Laurie Simko will have work in the Trinitarian Art Show which runs from January 7th to February 7th. Last Chance!
Ann Lee & Jeanne Osborne are participating in “Guise, Garment & Textile” in The Gallery at 100 Market, 100 Market St Portsmouth, NH This show runs from December 5th – February 20th!