A warm welcome to you!

At this month’s Open Studios on January 6 we have a wide range of art to explore. On top of our many artists who will be opening their studios or lofts to visitors, there are several exhibitions to take in and even a concert to round out the day.


  • Community Canvas in the Lofts Lobby Mini Gallery: Join loft artist John Haiduk, also known as Skribble.s, for a live Community Scribble Show. Try your hand at collaborative art in this interactive installation that welcomes everyone to participate! This is the final weekend for this show and after six weeks of community interaction the evolution of the pieces is something to behold.
  • “Works on Paper” in the Storage Closet Gallery: Nicholas Mancini’s images are composites sourced from 16th century tapestries and lived experiences in woods and gardens. Repeating horizontal lines, a device typically employed in printmaking to create depth, depict close-up views of anonymous, mysterious feet on sylvan ground. The work invites reflections of our relationship with nature, and new and old technologies. Drawn by hand with an etching needle, silver wire and a straight edge, the horizontal striated marks appear similar to digital scans while imparting the physical impact of a tapestry weft.
  • Music of Franz Schubert and Rebecca Clarke in Loft 112: Anne Black, viola, with pianist Paul Carlson.
    Franz Schubert: The Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821
    Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
    4:45pm $10 admission
    A multi-faceted artist fluent in many media, Anne Black has built a richly varied career in the performing and visual arts.
    Paul Carlson has dedicated his performance career to presenting concerts with unique programming. His new concert series “Loft 112 Events,” features a variety of performances and collaborations in an intimate loft setting.


  • “Uplift” on the 2nd and 4th Floors: A collaborative show by a group of over 20 Western Avenue artists. We are in the midst of challenging times yet seek the promise of a more peaceful future. The collective works displayed focus on lifting our spirits and conveying a sense of compassion, connection, warmth, comfort, optimism, hope and tranquility for the year ahead.
  • “Reel Interesting” on the 3rd Floor: Explore the 3rd-floor Mini Gallery for “Reel Interesting,” a captivating collaborative show featuring art created from computer data storage reels generously donated to our artists by a NASA engineer. Through differing lenses of humor, spirituality, and introspection each artist worked with a reel, playing with the interaction between the engineered scientific object and their own artmaking process.
  • “Evolving Perspectives: 7th Annual Greater Lowell Regional Student Art Show” at the Loading Dock Gallery: This exhibition features young artists from greater Lowell area high schools as they respond to their experiences of being in the world today. “Evolving Perspectives” gives a generational voice to the ever-changing relationship between the artists and their world.

We invite you to work your way through more art than anyone could possibly absorb in a day, and then join us next month to do it all again!

Open Studios

12pm-5pm at the studios and lofts buildings

Food and Drink

Nibbāna Cafe: 8a-4p (2nd Floor Lobby)

Wicked Tasty: 12-4 pm (Outside Main Entrance)

Navigation Brewing Co.: 12-10p (1st Floor)


Free onsite parking – overflow offsite shuttle lot available


Open Studios is dog friendly to friendly dogs!

Covid-19 Policy

Studios building – masks optional, individual studios may require masks for entry.

Lofts building – masks strongly suggested, individual lofts may require masks for entry.


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