An Open Studios experience like no other!

“Let’s Play Two.” – Ernie Banks

This month our monthly Open Studios looks a bit different than usual, and there’s an excellent reason for that. In November, we are shifting our focus from the retail side of art and are focusing on the art experience. Immerse yourself in the Creative Soul of Lowell, think of it as a deep dive into the world of art. Two buildings, one five floors of work only studios and the other two floors of live-work lofts. The Lofts building will be open to the public for the first time since March 2020. Masks are mandatory in the Lofts and will be monitored.  More artists will be open than normal as art takes the main stage in this special two-day Open Studios event. Plus, we have free parking!

November 6 & 7, 12-5 pm.

Together Is Our Favorite Holiday

This month The Loading Dock Gallery starts gearing up for the holidays, with a special member show titled Together Is Our Favorite Holiday. Join LDG artists as they highlight their favorite things about the holidays through their work.

Meet the artists, at a special artists reception. November 6th, 3-5 pm.

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Plantiful, something new for your tastebuds. 

Plantiful Food Trailer, a new plant-based food truck makes its Open Studios debut this month. They strive to use whole food ingredients in all of their dishes, focusing on fresh vegetables, beans, whole wheat grains, and spices to add a delicious and wholesome flavor!

Tiny Arms Coffee has a new roaster and a new drink of the month joining their already flavorful menu. Navigation Brewing Company’s fall favorites are back, rich stouts and porters. Tiny Arms Coffee kicks off the day at 9 am and Navigation Brewing Company ends the day with their 4-10 pm hours.

Covid-19 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.
– Mask or face coverings are not required but recommended as some studios, and the restrooms, require them. Masks are mandatory to visit the Lofts.
– Please maintain a six-foot distance from others.
– We will have hand sanitation stations at the main entry / exits.

There is no charge for this event. Well behaved and leashed dogs are allowed.

A look behind the scenes.

As humans, we yearn for knowledge and we’re sometimes led by our curiosity. We best gain knowledge through experiences and this month’s Open Studios delivers on that. We have art demonstrations that take you beyond seeing and experiencing the process behind it. Here is a list of demos already scheduled, keep checking in as we add more to the schedule.

November 6th:

  • 12-12:30p | Soapmaking – Studio 165
  • 12-5p | Brightroom Photo Pop-Up – Studio 171
  • 12-5p | Acrylic Painting – Studio 467
  • 12-5p | Rose Petal Printmaking – Loft 113
  • 12:30-1p | Pottery Wheel – Studio 310
  • 12:30-2:30p | Caricature drawing – Studio 513
  • 1-1:30p | Pottery Throwing – Studio 310
  • 2-2:30p | Pottery Throwing – Studio 310
  • 2-3:30p | Monoprinting – Studio 376
  • 3:30-4p | Pottery Wheel – Studio 310

November 7th:

  • 12-12:30p | Soapmaking – Studio 165
  • 12:30-2:30p | Caricature drawing – Studio 513
  • 12-5p | Rose Petal Printmaking – Loft 113
  • 12-5p | Holiday/Winter Photo Mini Sessions – Studio 409