New Year, New Art!

Resolution Of More Art

A new year means a lot of things. New beginnings, new opportunities, and a chance to build upon the past. Nothing brings us more joy than being able to share the art experience that is Western Avenue with all of you. Do you have any creative resolutions of your own for 2022? What have a suggestion for you…

Try a new self guided walking tour! Outside the gallery / by the coffee shop you’ll find our new self guided walking tour rack cards. Scan the QR code (or use the URL for older phones) and walk the Studios floor by floor focusing on the artistic medium you find most engaging.  For January Open Studios the lofts will not be open but please look at the loft artists profiles linked through the walking tours.

P.S. Our artists have tons of great pieces you can purchase with those gift cards you received this past holiday season. So join us on January 8th, from 12-5 pm for our first Open Studios event of 2022!

Hello There!  The 4th Annual Greater Lowell Regional Art Show

This January, Loading Dock Gallery presents Hello There! the 4th Annual Greater Lowell Regional Art Show. Working together, students from Chelmsford High School, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Innovation Academy Charter School, and Tyngsborough High School present art designed to spark conversation. Hello there! celebrates young artists’ voices with work that exemplifies the energy and courage of a rising generation.

Hello There! runs from January 5-30, 2022 at the Loading Dock Gallery. Join the artists for a reception Saturday, January 8 from 3-5 pm, during January Open Studios Saturday January 8th.


A Deli & More Art That You Can Taste!

No matter the year, a good deli sandwich never goes out of style. Lou’s Deli joins us this month, bringing with them sandwiches and sides that will make you feel like you have been transported to a traditional New York style deli from many moons ago.

Warm up in the morning with hot and cozy beverages from Tiny Arms Coffee. From coffee made with beans roasted on-site to handcrafted teas and rich hot chocolates, there’s something for everyone.  Tiny Arms also makes for the perfect afternoon pick-up, as you explore our five floors art. The coffee shop is open from 9 am until 4 pm.

It wouldn’t be winter without Navigation Brewing Company‘s collection of signature winter beers from their smooth brown ale to exclusive black pepper porter and robust winter warmer ale. The brewery is open 4-10 pm on Saturday.

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 that cover the nose and mouth are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, aged two years and above, in accordance with City of Lowell indoor mask regulations.
  • 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 : February Open Studios on 2/5!