As part of our May Open Studios, we are thrilled to announce that Western Avenue Studios and Lofts is participating in ARTWEEK. Over 1,000 unique art events are taking place throughout Massachusetts during ARTWEEK, and we have several of those events happening right here at 122 and 160 Western Avenue in Lowell, MA.
Raffle. You’ll also have an opportunity to enter a raffle, being held by the Lowell High School Latin Lyceum, for a chance to win one or more of 19 prizes.
Loading Dock Gallery. This month, the artists of The Loading Dock Gallery and Western Avenue Studios will be partnering with Mother Nature in the most beautiful artwork of all … Spring and all it’s glory! Full Bloom Too! is a beautiful collection of artwork that embodies all things found in nature. Come immerse yourself in works that conjure up the splendor and beauty of Mother Nature.
Artist reception. Saturday, May 4 at First Saturday Open Studios from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Loading Dock Gallery.
Artist demonstrations. Come down and check out the special ARTWEEK demos that many of our artists are hosting and get involved in making art where art happens!
JOHN BRICKELS – Studio 533
You’ll find a special talent in studio 533. This studio is where artist John Brickels works his magic in clay. He will be working on a building during the May Open Studio ArtWeek Event.
TARJA COCKELL – Studio A412
Visit Tarja Cockell in studio A412 to see the process of how she creates images and patterns into her woven pieces.
Make a set of two coasters in studio 417. Suzanne Hodge just moved into this studio and is celebrating by inviting visitors to create a piece of art during the May Open Studios. Workshop times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Make one or two coasters as time allows.
CAROLYN LEE – Studio 327
Make a Watercolor Greeting Card in studio 327 on Friday, May 3 from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 5pm. First card per person is free. Additional cards are $2 each (while supplies last).
DELICIOUS GLASS – Studio A318
Glass fusing is working with compatible glass that can be fused together, shaped and/or cast in a kiln. Come by to learn how to cut glass and see what glass fusing is all about. This demo will be on-going, stroll by anytime.
LINDA BRANCH DUNN – Studio 305
This charming collage was created by Linda Branch Dunn in Studio 305. Linda will be doing a miniature collage demo during the May Open Studios, it’s a demo you are sure to enjoy!
MARILYN ROOT – Studio 306
Drop in on Marilyn Root in 306 for a fused glass show and prep. Fun studio!
PRUNELLA’S WORKSHOP – Studio A202
Lynn Mohney of Prunella’s Workshop in Studio A202 is doing a demo titled “Chasing and Repousse: A Demo of the Ancient Technique”. This demo is a rare opportunity to see this ancient form of artwork in process.
JOHN FRANCIS DESIGNS – Studio 200
There will be an ongoing spoon-carving demo in the John Francis Designs Studio 200 during our ArtWeek May Open Studios. This demo is a great opportunity to see a master craftsman at work and to find out about carving classes that are offered by this artist.
MUDDY GIRLS STUDIO – Studio 228
Here, Yari Levan is working on a large pot. If you stop by Muddy Girls Studio you are apt to catch him at work and might also meet Samantha and Barbara, the other engaging potters in Studio 228.
EIR’S GARDEN – Studio 124
Eir’s Garden in Studio 124 will be doing a soap making demo all day. This luscious soap is called Beach Day. It has sea salt, sea clay, and spirulina in it. It smells like coppertone and sunshine.
Drop in to the Cogitation Zone in studio 109. Make a unique piece of art in a few minutes that you can take with you! Yupo is a special paper made to work with alcohol inks, the latest media sensation. Suitable for ages 3+. Cost is $1.
AMY ROBERTS – Loft 124
Inside a Painter’s Studio: Drop in to Loft 214 and see a fine art painter in her natural habitat, living and working in an open loft space. 1,500 sq. ft serve as a work studio, viewing gallery, and home to the artist and two shy cats. Open Studio days at Western Ave are about the creative act of making and sharing, where artists and non-artists come together over works in progress.
Visit us. Artists open their studios doors to the public from Noon-5 pm. There is free on-site parking and a free shuttle bus for any over-flow parking. Don’t forget to stop by Navigation Brewing Company on the first floor to check out what is on tap. North American Catering (NAC) food truck will be serving up burgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches for your dining pleasure.