Collaborations at Western Avenue
When we talk to the artists of Western Avenue, the one thing that resonates with all is the sense of community they experience when they have a Studio or Loft here. To be part of an intentional community of creative people is a joy. Artists have arrived working in one medium and are inspired by their peers – expanding their creative vision and skills. Some retire to devote themselves to their craft. Many are teachers and professors throughout the greater Boston area. All have a passion for what they do.
Neighbors become mentors as well as students. Artists travel together to galleries and museums to take in the shows being exhibited. They host meet-ups and bring in outside artists and business professionals to guide them in the business and life of an artist. They share in each others successes and growth.
Western Avenue is starting to create communities of interest within our artist base to help further this nurturing environment. Stay tuned here to learn more about how this takes shape as we head towards 2020.
We celebrate the art of the handmade in small creative businesses as well. Western Avenue is also home to Navigation Brewing Company which opens their taproom to the public Thursday – Sunday to serve up some of the tastiest brews in New England. Food trucks are always on site when the brewery opens it’s doors. Whitsett Guitar Works repairs and restores guitars, and offers select guitar parts and pickups – putting care into each job.
We invite you to wander our hallways and take in the breadth of art and creative passion found here.
Many of the artists at Western Avenue host small, intimate classes in their studios. Skill levels range from beginner to expert. Browse our classes by media below, and contact the artists for availability.
Drawing / Pen & Ink
Browse for artists by media or search by name below.
Our community of artists is helping continue Lowell’s artistic legacy by creating, showcasing their work, and teaching their craft here at Western Avenue.