March Open Studios at Western Avenue

Betsy Miller, Inspiring Through Dance

As part of Women’s History Month, this month’s guest speaker for the Loading Dock Arts’ Western Avenue Inspires Lecture Series is Betsy Miller. Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based in Salem, MA, where she is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She specializes in choreographing intimate works that are complex, theatrical, and thoroughly human. Miller will inspire us with a talk about her American / woman project, which explores, through a dancer’s lens, possibilities for what it means to be a woman in America today. The project involves collaborations with women dance artists in all 50 states of the country. This promises to be a lecture you don’t want to miss, starting at 11 am.

Hello Spring, Is That You?

Spring is on the horizon. Join us for March Open Studios, as we celebrate Jack Kerouac’s birthday and Women’s History Month at The Creative Soul of Lowell. We have live readings featuring members of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac ! Featuring music by Dave Greenwood and a release party for Stephen O’Connor’s new novel This Is No Time To Quit Drinking. So grab a friend and explore our historic mill building, where art is made.

The Loading Dock Gallery kicks off their March art show titled “Artful Stitches” with a reception that celebrates the work the artists put into this show.  Explore the vision of eight local fiber artists aas they display a wide array of textile art that incorporates diverse uses of texture, color, and line. As part of the reception, you get a unique experience of speaking firsthand to some of the artists who created artwork featured in this show.

Brewery beer

Art Your Taste Buds And Body Can Appreciate

Our resident brewers at Navigation Brewing Co. will be open at 2pm, serving up their craft beers. Come down to see what rotational crafted brews they have to offer this week, as they start releasing their spring beers. Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus will be on hand with a coffee shop pop-up. This month’s food truck is Bobby & Jacks Memphis Barbecue with their mouth watering Memphis inspired barbecue. Bringing you traditional pit BBQ, cooked slow and low, and served with a side of friendly, southern hospitality.

This March Open Studios we have a special pop-up and collaboration, Dandelion District will be joining us with great vintage clothing and accessories. We’ll be styling up some great outfits merging both old and new with some of our resident artists, like Jack Attackk Clothing, Two Stylish Sisters, Queen Adeline, and more! Check it out and style your perfect look for everyday life.

Lose Yourself At Western Avenue!

Open Studios isn’t just for seeing, but experiencing. Open Studios is an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes of art being made. Strike a conversation, make a friend, get lost in a world of art.

Some of our artists will be have demonstrations in their studios during this month’s Open studios. Stay tuned for details on our featured demos.

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Soap Making Demo – Studio 109
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Book Art Demo – Studio 321
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Artistic Digital Portraits Demo – Studio 121
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Panting & Canvas Stretching Demo – Loft 214
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Live Glassblowing – Studio 125
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Landscape Painting Demo – Loft 109
  • 1:45 PM – 5:00 PM
    Abstract Landscape Painting Demo – Studio A311
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Jack Kerouac Birthday Celebration – Navigation Brewing Co.
  • 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
    Baroque & Romantic Music Mini Concert – Loft 112

122 & 160 Western Ave. Lowell, MA (Intersection: School St. & Western Ave.)