Welcome to the Walking Tour for our Independent Businesses.

Many of our artists blend their passion with entrepreneurship and run their own creative businesses. You’ll find unique way to see how creativity can fuel a great idea.

Take the Tour.

The Studios cover five floors, but please note that the first floor is not accessible by the elevator – use the stairwells for first floor access. At this time the Lofts are not open to the public except for select events. We encourage you to view the loft artist profiles and make a private appointment to see their work.

Only artists who have a profile on our website are listed on the tour but there may be others so please explore!

  • Studios: First Floor

    The first floor is home to Navigation Brewing which is open Thursday – Sunday, as well as Refuge Lowell – an after school arts program for teenagers.
    Studio: 107

    Studio Name: Elephant Memories

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    JoBeMac Studios is dedicated to providing you the very best original custom engraving and woodworking items, with an emphasis on quality, craftsmanship and custom designs.Post Covid-19 We will be offering classes in different mediums including but not limited too; epoxy resin ocean pours, epoxy resin river tables, fairy house making, resin stain glass designs, 3D wood ornaments

    Studio: 129

    Artist: Lenny Hall
    Studio Name: House of Improv

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    Lenny Hall is a self styled improvisaionist in Music + Writing since 1975,Film since 1986,Theater since 1994 and Art since 1999.His Studio has been open at Western Ave since 2006 Trained in Theater and Improv. Self Taught Writer, Digital Artist, Musician, Videographer and Performance Artist. Largest Media collection about Lowell MA including 70 films, 3000 original recordings, Stories about Lowell, and original art for sale.

    Studio: 167

    Artist: Henry Marte
    Studio Name: Marte Media

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    Everyone loves a good story. Imagery is the most impactful and memorable when it tells a story. A multi-time published photographer, a commercial filmmaker whose work has aired on cable TV. Telling stories through captivating imagery, using photos and videos as tools. With works ranging from artistic, to personal and commercial work. By your side every step of the way, from brainstorming to finished product.

    Not your average photographer or filmmaker. Professional, fun, creative direction, friendly atmosphere, with a habit of thinking outside the box, and an eye for the perfect shot. Let me tell your story at Marte Media​

    Studio: 173

    Artist: Bob Gouveia
    Studio Name: Wretched Hive Creations

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    Just a group of creative artists that are experts at designing, creating, and constructing custom silicone and latex masks and prosthetics for any and every occasion. Whether used on set, on stage, for haunted attractions, cosplay, or just to scare the living crap out of people on Halloween, we’ll deliver an incredible custom piece that’s all you.

    Studio: 195

    Artist: Bernard Aguiar
    Studio Name: Mill City Mercantile

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    MILL CITY MERCANTILE is a maker of home fragrance including candles, reed diffusers, and room and linen sprays. Our goods are small-batch made and hand-poured in our Lowell, Massachusetts workshop using all natural, non-toxic ingredients and materials.

  • Studios: Second Floor

    The second floor also is home to Tiny Arms Coffee which is open Thursday – Sunday and the Loading Dock Gallery which is open Wednesday – Sunday.
    Studio: 205

    Studio Name: Tiferet Gallery

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    Our dream was always to make our art more widely accessible to the public, and affordable, and a big part of that was to repurpose it into forms that had a place in people’s homes and daily life. Useable art. The prints, giclée, mugs, pillows, and everything else we offer are all based on our artwork, offering affordable home décor and unique gift ideas drawn from original art.

    Studio: 217

    Artist:  Princess Moon
    Studio Name: Tiny Trophy Shop

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    Tiny Trophy Shop is a one woman print shop specializing in nursery and kids wall art. We specialize in tiny trophies for tiny hands!

    Studio: 287

    Artist:  Mary Dumas
    Studio Name: Studio Book Works / Pop Culture Place

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    Pop Culture Place is open every Weekend for collectibles in anime, comics, manga, gaming and all things that makeup our popular culture.  But all of this is really just a prelude to our real purpose.  We want to create comics and graphic novels, and we want to build a community of artists, writers, letterers, colorists, and producers.  So we host the Studio Book Works weekly to get interested creators involved.

  • Studios: Third Floor

    Studio: 307

    Studio Name: Lowell Culinary Collaborative

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    The Lowell Culinary Collaborative is a place where people can share good food and learn from each other – a place where we celebrate seasonality, local agriculture, and the rich cultural diversity of the city of Lowell. Our Western Ave tasting space is open for classes, small private events, and culinary demos.

    Studio: 318

    Artist: Todd Davis
    Studio Name: Middlesex Bindery

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    Middlesex Bindery is a full service bindery located in Lowell, Massachusetts.

  • Studios: Fourth Floor

    Studio: 414

    Artist: Pompei Stained & Fused Glass
    Studio Name: Pompei Stained & Fused Glass

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    The Pompei Stained & Fused Glass studio was founded by Joseph Pompei & Ivy Pompei in 1979. After being located in a Medford MA storefront for 33 years, the Pompei studio moved to Western Avenue Studios, now the largest artists colony of its kind in the US.

    Now in its 41st year of business, Pompei glass has gained a reputation among architects, interior designers , builders and homeowners as
    premiere supplier of architectural art glass windows and doors. Pompei windows and doors are installed throughout the US , Canada, and in the U.K.

    More recently, the Pompeis welcomed their daughter Marissa as a full time studio member. Marissa is a fused glass artist, specializing in unique fused glass 3D sculptures, jewelry and other accessories.

    At Pompei Stained Glass the design of a window unites line, color, and texture with the purposeful, artful, and magical potentials of light.. Their windows are made- to-order and may assume a vast range of expression and function. Stained glass windows are often used to obscure an unsightly view. or to maximize day-lighting while maintaining privacy. Pompei glass can transform the mood of an entryway into one of stately elegance or simply dress up a window or portion of a room.

    As committed artisans, the pursuit of excellence, along with their 41 years of experience, and unique approach to incorporating the prismatic quality of glass texture into their windows are what sets the Pompei studio from other glass studios.

    Studio: 455

    Artist: Kathryn Pinard
    Studio Name: Wicked Orchid Artistry

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    Painting, mixed media, therapeutic grade luxury soaps & other wicked creations.

  • Studios: Fifth Floor

    Studio: 543

    Artist: Tonimarie Bryan
    Studio Name: Forests Within

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    Mother nature is so magically beautiful and often overlooked. Since I can remember I’ve always found my way through the madness of the world by creating. My main focus is to bring attention to how beautiful nature is and bring that beauty in all different forms. I have no set medium with nature as my focus. I create moss walls, botanical jewelry, crystal intention products and just about anything I want to create.

  • Lofts

    The Lofts are only open to the public during First Saturday or other special events as posted.
    Loft: 121

    Artist: Antoinette Indge
    Studio Name: Small Glories

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    Each small glories terrarium is a self-contained, green world of plants, ferns and mosses. The stable humidity creates a perfect miniature ecosystem for many of the plants people struggle to grow as houseplants in dry indoor air. Terrariums are very low maintenance and are self-sustaining, needing very little care beyond an occasional misting with water. If you have a “black thumb” and usually find houseplants difficult to keep alive, this is an easy way to have beautiful plants in your home.

Thank you for visiting us and going on a walk tour. Remember to post photos of your tour on our Instagram feed @westernavearts.
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