A Celebration of Art

So Good We Have To Do It Twice

Last month we saw the return of our Lofts building being open to the public for the first time in a very long time. It was nice seeing so many old faces and new visitors explore the halls of our Live/Work Lofts building.  This month we are hosting a unique celebration of all things arts related, with an extra focus on an immersive art experience that you can’t find anywhere else. From art demos, new Mini Gallery shows, and more! May Open Studios promises to have something for every art lover to experience.

12-5 | Copper Chasing and Repousse Alice in Wonderland | Studio 247
12-5 | Live Painting all weekend | Loft 214
12-5 |Watercolor Painting | Studio 211
12-5 | Building a painting in progress | Studio 467
12-2 | Wire and bead earrings | Studio 189
12-5 | How collage begins | Lofts Lobby
12:30-4:30 | Glass Fusing Demo | Studio 330
1-3:30 | Quick 3”x5” Portraits | Studio 493
1-2 | Creating Amigoids | Studio 490
1 | Magic Mirror Hidden Images | Studio 342
1-4:30 | Painting on Silk | Loft 211
1-4 | Collage in Progress | Studio 475
2-2:30 | Resin Inlay | Studio 561
2-3 | What is Digital Signage and how does it work? | Studio 483
2-3:30 | Creating a Victorian stained glass window | Studio 414
2-5 |Mixed Media Painting Demo | 1st Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 141)
3:30-5 | Live Abstract Painting | 1st Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 141)

So join us on May 7th & 8th for our unique Two-Day May Open Art Studios, from noon until 5pm on both days.

A New Mini Gallery Space & A New Loading Dock Gallery Show

This is your last chance to check out the Mini Gallery shows by Lofts artists John Haiduk and Sylv Litz, as their respective shows draw to an end. We also have two new shows opening this month. Working in THE GRACE OF SOLITUDE – The COVID Period by Loft artist Garry Harley, features works created in quarantine due to the pandemic. Lowell, There’s A Lot To Like features photographic work of the city we call home, through the lenses of different Western Avenue photographers.

  • 1st Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 141): Abstract Expression: Order & Chaos by John Haiduk
  • 3rd Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 399): Lowell, There’s A Lot To Like by Western Avenue Photographers
  • 4th Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 499): Working in THE GRACE OF SOLITUDE – The COVID Period by Garry Harley
  • 5th Floor Mini Gallery (Near Studio 599): Chrysalis by Slyv Litz

Daydream, Loading Dock Gallery’s May show, invites you to see the world as a magical place through the works of painters Margarita Krylova and Elena Gorodensky. Meet the artists from 3pm-5pm on May 7th during the first day of our Two-Day May Open Studios event.


Something For Everyone!

We’ve got something for everyone this month. Saturday features fan favorite Empanada Dada with their signature Cuban empanadas, and the great plant-based offerings of the Plantiful Food Trailer. Sunday features Butter “Ur” Biscuit with their savory biscuits and Latin soul cuisine.

Kick-off your day with Tiny Arms Coffee, voted one of the best coffee shops in Massachusetts by Food & Wine! Grab one of their coffee drinks or teas as you explore our world of art. The coffee shop will be open from 9am until 4pm.

Navigation Brewing Company’s patio is open and it has the perfect summer vibes. Enjoy refreshing craft beers and the return of Jaju Pierogi to the taproom, bringing with them their famous Polish pierogies. The brewery will be open from 4pm until 10pm.

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/masks are not required but recommended since some lofts or studios,  as well as businesses may require them for entry into their space.
  • 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 : June Open Art Studios on 6/2!