Finish Your Summer Strong With Local Art!

Finishing summer strong. 

Feeling like you need some inspiration as we approach the end of summer? Come find it here! We have some exciting exhibitions going on, and our newest artists are just getting going. We’ll have open studios and lofts with art indoors and outdoors to really soak in the sun.

Join us this Saturday from noon until 5 pm – we hope to see you here!

If you plan to join us, we do not require guests to wear masks/face coverings while inside Western Avenue, but we do recommend bringing one in case a specific studio or business requires it within their space.

Immersive Installation and Gallery Shows

This month features Erosive Tension, an immersive installation by Roneld Lores, in Studio 140 near the 1st Floor Mini Gallery. This eloquent and nuanced work is on view during this month’s open studios and only available by appointment. Click here to reserve a viewing.

The Loading Dock Gallery is showing an exhibition by two accomplished artists that interprets the landscape in the context of climate change. Gillian Frazier and Susan Jaworski Stranc present their concern and love for our planet in Altered LandscapesCome join the opening reception in the gallery from 3-5pm, click here for more details.

Don’t forget to check out our current mini gallery shows:

1st Floor Mini Gallery (near Studio 141): A City Of Immigrants: A Collaboration Of Local Photographers

3rd Floor Mini Gallery (near Studio 399): Finding Home: A Picture Story of Afghan Refugee Resettlement In Lowell by Scot Langdon.

4th Floor Mini Gallery (near Studio 499): What Is The Acre?: An Exhibit From The Archives Of the Pollard Memorial Library, UMass Lowell Libraries, Center for Lowell History, and the Lowell Historical Society.

Roneld Lores in the installation room

Plantiful Food Trailer!

Plantiful Food Trailer  will be back for Open Studios this month, serving 100% Plant-Based Food Trailer. They strive to use whole food ingredients in all of their dishes, focusing on fresh vegetables, beans, whole wheat grains, and spices to add a delicious and wholesome flavor!

Begin your visit with Tiny Arms Coffee, our resident coffee shop, and coffee roaster. They have some new great additions to their menu and open at 9am.

The Summer Open Studios festivities continue on Navigation Brewing Company’s outdoor patio. This month they are welcoming back a Western Avenue favorite Chez Raffiki, serving great authentic Mediterranean food. The brewery will be open from 4pm until 10pm.

Covid-19 and Event Guidelines

In order to bring you a fun and safe in-person event, we have instituted some safety rules for our events. Safety is our number one concern, and we hope you understand. We can’t wait to see you!

  • Guests who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have been instructed to quarantine by a medical professional should not attend.
  • Face coverings/masks are not required but recommended since some lofts or studios,  as well as businesses may require them for entry into their space.
  • Please maintain a six-foot distance from others, where possible.
  • We will have hand sanitation stations at the entries to the building.

There is no charge for this event. This event is dog friendly, we just ask that you keep your pup on a leash.

Save the Date : September Summer Open Art Studios on 9/3!