Four days of Holiday Open Studios: December 7, 8, 14 and 15

One Stop for all your Handmade Holiday Shopping

The artists of Western Avenue Studios & Lofts offer their best wishes for the holiday season and hope you take time to come over and shop over 100 artists in one location! The artists have been working hard in their studios for weeks to make sure they have wonderful gifts to offer you during four days of Holiday Open Studios. For the first two weekends of December, on both Saturday and Sunday, we will be open for shopping, chatting with artists, and getting to know why Western Avenue is the creative soul of Lowell.

There is so much joy in finding the perfect gift in person while getting to know the artist that made it. What do we have? Scarves, shawls, hats from our fiber artists. Mugs, bowls, platters and figurines from our ceramic artists. Bowls, boards and spoons from our wood carvers. Portraits, black and white images, compelling images from the photographers.  Leather goods, bags, t-shirts, dresses and gowns from the textile artists.  Silver, glass, turquoise, rhinestone and enamel from the jewelers. Journals, notebooks and embossed stationary from the paper artists. Encaustic, oil, watercolor and acrylic from the painters. Collage, 3D, coasters, papier mache from the mixed media artists.  Sculpture in glass, metal, clay and stone. And beer from the brewery.

The Loading Dock Gallery’s members are hosting their Winter Lights show. They have filled their space with gorgeous art, gifts, jewelry, ceramics, wood wares, photographs, and even holiday cards! Gift wrap available too.

The Gallery has expanded hours for the month of December.  They’ll be open December 1st through December 24th from 10am until 6pm. The week after Christmas they are open December 27-30th 10am – 6pm and on December 31st 10am – 2pm. You can shop online as well on their website.

Demos and Workshops for added fun every day

Artists will be hosting workshops and demos during Holiday Open Studios. Please check back to this post often as it will be updated throughout the month.

Saturday December 7th will host the following demos:

  • Eir’s Garden in Studio 109 will have a soap making demo from 1-2pm
  • Aaron Slater on glassblowing in Studio 216 from 1-1:30pm
  • Bob Gouveia in Studio 112 on mask sculpting from 11:30am -4:30pm
  • eKnits4U in Studio 420 on knitting demo from noon until 5pm

Sunday December 8th will host the following workshop and demo:

  • Nooshin in Studio A303 will be hosting Paint Your Own Ornament from 1-3pm. Just a $5 for the ornament.
  • Eir’s Garden in Studio 109 will have a soap making demo from 1-2pm
  • eKnits4U in Studio 420 on knitting demo from noon until 5pm

Saturday December 14th will host the following demo:

  • Eir’s Garden in Studio 109 will have a soap making demo from 1-2pm.

Sunday, December 15th will host the following workshop and demo:

  • Nooshin in Studio A303 will be hosting Paint Your Own Ornament from 1-3pm. Just a $5 for the ornament
  • Eir’s Garden in Studio 109 will have a soap making demo from 1-2pm
  • Resident pianist Paul Carlson will host a lecture and performance in Loft 112 from 4-5pm.
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Food and Beverage

Brew’d Awakening will also be on the A Mill Loading Dock with coffee, tea and baked goodies. The first weekend food trucks Chez Rafiki will be here Saturday and Chicks ‘n Dogs will be on site Sunday.  The second weekend Phoenix Rising Pizza, and Bobby and Jacks Memphis BBQ will be on site. You can relax, enjoy your meal and stay warm inside on our A Mill Loading Dock.

As always – this is a free event AND we have plenty of free parking and well as off site parking that comes with a shuttle bus to get you back and forth.

Stay Tuned In!

Check in on our Instagram feed as we feature gifts that you’ll find at Western Avenue.

Make your holiday gift giving truly joyful and support handmade and local artists and artisans visit us. December 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th from noon until 5pm each day. Mark your calendars. Bring your list! We thank you for your support.

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