Thursday, August 6th 5:30pm-8:30pm All Ages Free Event
The Revolving Museum will be open for additional hours on Thursday, August 6th during the Lowell Quilt Festival Gallery Night. The current exhibition "Show and Tell: The Art of the Narrative" will be on display with the addition of fiber art by two local artists. Local fiber artist Laura Mayotte will display her "Femininity Shawl" and Ann Lee will join the exhibition with her quilts "Driven by the Dream" and "I Was There".
Having Fun With Your Camera - and learning to take better photos
Instructor Bob Stegmaier
Sunday, August 9th 11am-5pm Ages 18+ $70 per person
Learn / Review the basics of camera operation, shutter speed and aperture settings for proper exposure in many situations and the principles of composition with any type of camera.
We will be starting with a one hour class room session to go over camera basics and composition. Break for lunch. Then spend several hours wondering the street of Lowell looking for scenic places.
During the fun field trip, we will apply the technical basics that we learned during the first hour and also reinforce the principles of compositional by taking lots of photos.
The students will be shown and encouraged to look at things from a different perspective. This is a hands on course - where any type of camera can be used to great good quality photographs.
Still Life: Perceptual Skills and Observational Drawing
Instructor Shay Cajolet
Monday, August 10th 11:00am -3:30pm Ages 13+ $56 per person
This concentrated one-day drawing workshop will allow you to experiment with, explore and further refine your perceptual skills while learning how to create an image directly from a still life composition. You will develop and strengthen your understanding of relationships, mark-making techniques, texture, perspective, space, value, gradation, contrast, line, form, and gestalt. There will be a half hour lunch break at 1pm. There is a limit of 8 participants ages 13+ and the cost is $46 per person. To sign up or for more information contact Elaina Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-937-2787.
Digital Photography Field Trip- One Day Intensive Workshop
Instructor Alyce O'Connell
Saturday, August 15th 10am-4pm Ages 18+ $84 per person
Get out of the automatic mode and learn other settings for a creative approach to digital photography! Join professional photographer Alyce O'Connell on a photo field trip around Lowell, as she guides you through the ins and outs of both the technical and artistic aspects of good digital photography. Learn to use your camera's manual setting and discover how to optimize its features for beautiful results. Explore the finer points of composition, exposure, white balance, and more. This workshop includes useful critiques on your shots and quick tips on editing your photos using Adobe Photoshop.
Satruday, August 22nd 5:00pm-10:00pm All ages welcome Free Event
Come join the Revolving Museum for a night of music, art and community as we host our second "Lowell Unplugged: Acoustic Music Night." A special art component will also be added as guests are invited to join the Conscious Alliance Student Club from Umass Lowell in making Aborigine dot paintings of animals and nature. So come out with your family and friends to support the local Lowell music scene on Saturday, July 22nd at The Revolving Museum in downtown Lowell. This event is FREE and all ages are welcome. Please contact Elaina Bates at email@example.com or 978-937-2787 for more information.
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Coming up this weekend! The 3rd Annual World Cup is a 16-team adult soccer tournament that will celebrate a shared passion for the game of soccer while raising money to help immigrants and refugees in Lowell. Event includes a kids penalty kick competition and a special New England Culture Fest Preview showcase featuring art exhibitors, live world music, dance, global disc jockey Selectress Iriela and more. Join the thousands who will descend upon Cawley Stadium to enjoy watching hundreds of players representing 16 countries from five continents. The New England Culture Fest Preview festivities take place on Sunday to celebrate the finals. $5 per day. Children under 12 go free!
The Southeast Asian Water Festival is looking for volunteers to help out with all facets of the Festival. Whether you spend a few hours asking for donations or spend an afternoon helping out the Stage Manager, your time would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers will get a t-shirt and get to sample Asian foods for free. Positions include: Bucket Brigade, Stage Assistant, Information Booth, Recycling, Set-up and Take Down, LTC Volunteers, and Boat Volunteers.
The dates are Fri., Aug. 14 and Sat., Aug. 15.
If you have any questions or want to know more, please email Dahvy Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Waterfestival 2009.
The Business of Being an Artist - Marketing Workshop
In tight economic times, artists need to be more business savvy than ever. In this BAA workshop, business consultant Alden Zecha will work with you to improve your marketing strategies and tactics. This workshop will be an active, facilitated, round-table discussion. We will discuss each other's marketing experiences and your specific marketing approaches and actions. Come with your specific questions and marketing ideas that you would like to explore and be prepared to share your stories and learn from others successes.
Enrollment closes on July 30, but space is limited, so reserve your seat now. Participation fee is $40 or $30 for a current BAA member.
The Northeast's largest concentration of working artists in one facility opens its doors to the public the first Saturday of every month. See more than 160 artists in all disciplines, media and styles located in two converted mill buildings.
Noon - 5 pm, Sat., Aug. 1, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell.
Exhibit Dates: Wed., Aug. 5 to Sat., Aug. 29, 2009 Gallery Night: Thurs., Aug. 6, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
High Tea & Art Quilts in Bloom Fri., Aug 7, 12 - 2 pm ($10 includes tea, tea sandwiches and dessert.) The museum will feature floral arrangements designed by members of area garden clubs that complement specific quilts.
Artist Reception: Sat., Aug 8, 2 - 4 pm
"Quiltscapes at the Whistler" is a quilt exhibition inspired by the landscape genre, including living flora and fauna, lighting and weather conditions, and human elements, such as a city or built environment.The Whistler House Museum of Art takes pride in celebrating the Art Quilt with a focus on fine craftsmanship and visual design that transcends traditional patterns and functionality. While speaking with visitors the past few years we've concluded that the Whistler House Museum of Art is a must see venue for non-traditional quilts - a.k.a. Art Quilts.
In the Member's Room:
Lynne Foy - A Visual Voice Wed., Aug. 5 to Sat., Aug 29, 2009 Reception: Sat., Aug. 8, 2 pm - 4 pm Exhibit also open Sun., Aug. 9, 10 am - 3 pm
Lynne Foy creates nostalgic, atmospheric landscapes, seascapes, and skyscapes which are multilayered, with respect to both their structural composition and symbolic meaning.The spiritual transformation of an individual in response to an existentially challenging situation, often confronts the viewer with the fragile nature of human existence. Defining and interpreting the fluid dynamism of darkness and light, the real and surreal, nihilism and conscious being is her painting journey.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell. Normal Hours: Wed. through Sat., 11-4.
Come and join the next generation of Lowellians as they put on a performance in the name of ending strife. The Annual Dance 4 Peace event is at the Lowell Auditorium and is a collaborative effort between many of the youth programs in the City. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for youth; the latter price is reduced to $3 if you bring a children's book to donate. All proceeds go to the Quoc Le Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a Teen Coalition youth. Bring the whole family to this great event!
Wed., Aug. 5, 7- 10pm.
For more information call Monica Veth at 978-337-4572.
"World Wide Wednesdays" in Chelmsford
Grab a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic and don't forget your dancing shoes! Catch "World Wide Wednesdays @ Chelmsford," at the MacKay Library in North Chelmsford. In case of rain or threat of rain the concerts will be held at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.
July 29 - Odaiko New England - traditional Japanese drumming Aug. 5 - The Bullock Brothers - gospel standards Aug. 12 - Grupo Fantasia - Merengue, Salsa, Reggae, and more!
ART @ the Chelmsford Library The Photographs of Harry Taplin, "Travelscapes: Scenes from Chelmsford and Beyond" in the open gallery. Paintings by Ron Hubbard in the meeting room gallery.
Opening Reception: Sat., August 8, from 2-4 p.m.
Independent Films in Downtown Lowell
Join the Lowell Film Collaborative for screenings of these two great independent films this August as part of their "Cinema at Studio A" Summer Independent Film Series.
"Monster Road" : Brett Ingram's award-winning documentary, which explores the world of legendary claymation filmmaker Bruce Bickford, the eccentric animator who became an international sensation following his collaborations with Frank Zappa in the 1970s. Using home videos, interviews and footage from several of Bickford's never-before-seen productions, Ingram paints a portrait of an artist noted as much for his iconoclastic worldview as he is for his art...
"Medicine for Melancholy" : a love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco --- a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.
They are screening on Thurs., Aug. 6 and Thurs., Aug. 20, respectively; both start at 7pm atLowell Telecommunications Corporation, 246 Market St., Lowell.
Like Legos? Then join us for some friendly competition to make the best Lego masterpiece! Whether you like building spaceships, dinosaurs, or houses, this one's for you. Lego Club is designed for kids in grades 1 through 6 and is hosted by the Pollard Memorial Library. Registration is not required, and parents are always welcome.
Save the date! The 13th Annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival is taking place the third weekend in August. Due to popular demand (and tremendous support from the Lowell National Historical Park), the Candle Floating Ceremony is coming back to downtown this year. Join Lowell's Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian communities in this celebration of water as a central force in the life of every human being.
Fri., Aug. 14, 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Candle Floating Ceremony at Middlesex Community College/Eastern Canal.
Sat., Aug. 15, 10:30am - 4:30pm. Main Festival events at the Vandenberg Esplanade on Pawtucket Boulevard.
There will be a fundraiser for the Festival on Friday, July 31, from 7pm-12am, at the Lowell Elks Lodge on 40 Old Ferry Road. The donation is $30 at the door and all proceeds go to the Water Festival Organization. There will be performers and a catered buffet by Simply Khmer Food.
Take an Art Walk Through Downtown Lowell
ArtWalk Lowell is a creative initiative to enliven storefronts during the summer of 2009 with displays from over 35 local artists, who will create colorful, full-window displays on Market, Middle, Merrimack, Bridge, Palmer and Central streets in downtown Lowell. Local residents and Folk Festival patrons can pick up a map of the displays at local restaurants and retailers. With the attached ballot, patrons can vote on their favorite artist display. At the end of the summer, votes will be tabulated and the winning artists will receive cash prizes. With each ballot you will automatically be entered into a raffle. Prizes include local artwork and a free dinner for two. Walk, Vote, Win!
Presented by the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce with the Downtown Lowell Business Committee, in partnership with the Cultural Organization of Lowell and the ALL Arts Gallery.
Lowell ArtWalk runs from July 15 - August 15.
Position Open at Montserrat College of Arts
Wanted: Adjunct Faculty - Art History, Liberal Arts Department
Due to increased enrollment, the Montserrat College of Art seeks experienced instructors of Art History to teach in our Liberal Arts Department. Previous Art History teaching experience at the BA/BFA level and a minimum MA/MFA degree required; interested applicants should send c.v., letter of interest, and three professional references to: Shelley DeSimone, Director of Human Resources, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA, 01915.
Applicants are asked to keep in the mind the following Course Schedule, in terms of availability: two sections of Art History I, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am and 9:55 am.
Montserrat College of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Quilts Are Coming to Town
Lowell Quilt Festival
The New England Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the yearly Lowell Quilt Festival, a citywide celebration of quilts. The festival is one of the most widely-regarded quilting events in the nation, encompassing events at several venues throughout the city of Lowell. It includes a judged and juried quilt show with ribbons and cash prizes with over 300 quilts in five categories, special exhibitions at the Tsongas Arena, an exhibit of youth quilts showcasing the talents of the next generation of up-and-coming quilters, and a display of antique quilts. The Textile History Museum will have special guided tours, and there will be world-class workshops with renowned teachers throughout the weekend. Quilts will be displayed throughout the city of Lowell in participating storefronts, and, of course, at many of the galleries and museums in the city.
Tues., Aug. 6 - Sun., Aug. 9. New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck St., Lowell.
As part of the 2009 Lowell Quilt Festival, the Brush Gallery will sponsor a quilt-themed exhibition, with jurors Sylvia Einstein, curator and internationally-known quilt-maker, and Judy Becker, a well-known contemporary quilt-maker, curator and juror.
Artists' Reception: Sat., Aug. 8, 3 - 5 pm City-wide Gallery Night: Thur., Aug. 6, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Running in tandem with the Lowell Quilt Festival, this exhibition showcases fiber arts. Two special demonstrations in fiber art technique will also be presented during the exhibition: Linda Dunn will demonstrate Improvisational Printing on Aug. 6, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Susan Webber will demonstrate Free Form Free Motion Stitch on Aug. 8, from 10 am - 1 pm. Please drop by to watch and talk to the artists about their technique.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 30, the ALL Gallery, 246 Market Street.
Artists Tarja Cockell and Signe Kaleel present dream-like landscapes created from masterful integration of weaving, hand-dyeing, printing and appliqué. The exhibit opens Tues., July 28, and the public is invited to a reception for the artists on Fri., Aug, 7, from 6 - 9 pm.
Loading Dock Gallery, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue in Lowell, MA.
Every Friday through mid-October, come and see what the local farmers have to offer. Purchase fresh, Massachusetts-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, cut flowers and much, much more.
2:00 - 7:00 pm, JFK Plaza at Lowell City Hall.
Free Concert in Exeter, NH
Flautist Julie Scolnik, harpist Franziska Huhn, and cellist Josh Gordon will be giving a free concert at the Phillips Exeter Academy Library, playing a short program of works off of Scolnik and Huhn's collaborative CD, "Bejewled". The program includes Villa Lobos: Jet Whistle for flute and cello and Ravel: Sonatine en Trio for flute, harp, and cello. There will be opportunities to purchase CDs, and the musicians are more than willing to say hello and sign them for you.
Joe Quinlan's black and white, gelatin silver images of off-the-beaten-path views of Jonesport, a working fishing village down-east Maine, and Roanoke Island, a working harbor alongside the Outer Banks of North Carolina, are on display (and available for sale) at Centro Restaurant. Quinlan made the Jonesport images in August 2006 and the Roanoke Island images in April 2008. Swing by Centro for a meal and to admire the artwork which hangs in the lounge and dining room.
Do you find your kids drawing all over their walls? Does your teenager's schoolwork come back with doodles in all the margins? Then bring that creative energy along to a free workshop Western Avenue Studios. All supplies are included and each class has a total of twelve available spots. The first session, for kids 6 to 12, runs from 11am to noon. The second session, for kids age 13+, begins at 12:30 and runs until 2:30. Registration is required as space is limited. This workshop is being held in conjunction with "Lowell's Biggest Yard Sale," so parents can shop while their kids learn about art. All funding is provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Society.
Come and sell your stuff for a good cause. Western Ave Studios will be hosting a city-wide yard sale to benefit the Lowell Human Society and the Studios. It will go on rain or shine, and you can participate yard or no yard! 10x10 spaces will be available to rent for $20. Leashed dogs are welcome, as are kids, grandparents, next-door neighbors, and just about everyone else. Registration is required by August 1, with your name, phone number, and what you intend to sell. Send registration checks made out to: Lowell Humane Society, ATTN: Chris Arnott , 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854.
Sat., Aug. 8, 8am - 3pm, Western Ave Studios 122 Western Ave, Lowell.
Digital Photography Field Trip - One Day Workshop with Alyce O'Connell
Get out of the automatic mode and learn other settings for a creative approach to digital photography. Join professional photographer Alyce O'Connell on a trip around Lowell as she guides you through the ins and outs of both the technical and artistic aspects of digital photography. Learn to use your camera's manual setting and discover how to optimize its features. Explore the finer points of composition, exposure, white balance, and more. The cost is $84/person and is 18+ only.
Sat., August 15, 10am-4pm.
Having Fun With Your Camera, taught by Bob Stegmaier The course begins with a one hour class room session to go over camera basics and composition; students will then spend several hours wondering the street of Lowell looking for scenic places. During the fun field trip, students will apply the technical basics learned during the first hour and reinforce the principles of composition by taking lots of photos. Students will be shown and encouraged to look at things from a different perspective. This is a hands-on course where any type of camera can be used to great good quality photographs. This course is $70/person, 18+ only
Get out of the studio for a weekend! Entrants in this contest will digitally shoot anything anywhere outdoors in New England. Shooting begins at noon August 5 and ends at noon August 8. Entrants will have one week to process images and post two of the best ones to the designated web site. Images are due by August 15 and voting will take place over one week period. The top twenty artists will have a gallery showing at the Giclée of New England Gallery, Palmer, MA. The artist voted Best in Show will receive a 30"x40" print on Photo Tex and a $100 dinner gift certificate at Mohegan Sun in CT.
Boston Biennial Art Show Inaugural Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art August 2009
The theme is biennials... and all the aspiration and greed, sublime insight and cheap self-aggrandizement, profundity and narcissism that biennials have come to represent. If you've ever attended a venerable Biennial and said to yourself "I can do better than that," this bi's for you! Come and show off what the Greater East Boston art community can do. This show is open to all artists over 18 years of age and all media. All works must be original and have been completed within the last five years. There is a $25 entry fee for up to two submissions, $10 for each additional entry. Sales are encouraged. A 20% commission will be deducted to benefit Atlantic Works Gallery.
Deadline: July 31 and Aug. 1, 2 pm - 7pm, at the Atlantic Works Gallery, top floor, 80 Border Street, East Boston, MA.
For an entry form, go to www.biennialproject.com or email thebostonbiennialTBP@gmail.com. Entry forms will also be available at the drop off on July 31 and Aug. 1.
"Feline, Canine, All Mine" Rollstone Studios, Fitchburg Beginning September 3
It's raining cats and dogs at this unique exhibition, opening at Rollstone Studios this fall. Area artists are invited to submit, in any media, 2- and 3-dimensional art or high quality craft that represents cats and/or dogs. "We have been debuting original exhibitions at the Studio for the past year, and ‘Feline, Canine, All Mine,' is our first fully-juried exhibition," explains Studio Director Anne Giancola. "Our visitors come from all over Worcester County and we thought a show highlighting household pets would appeal to all ages and provide an intriguing challenge to local artists." Rollstone Studios is a cooperative artist-run studio and gallery in downtown Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The storefront gallery features work by local artists and artisans, and is the home of the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance.
Entry forms are available at http://rollstoneartists.com, or send an SASE to Rollstone Studios, 633 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA, 01420, for details and application.
Submissions are due at the Studio between August 6 and 9. For more information, call 978-348-ARTS1 or visit the website.
"Herding Cats: An Open Juried Exhibition" Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell September 26 - October 24, 2009.
This exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Billerica Cat Care Coalition, an all volunteer, no-kill organization that advocates for homeless and feral cats. The Brush Art Gallery will be hosting a fundraiser in conjunction with the exhibition. All proceeds from the fundraiser and sale of artwork will be shared with the Billerica Cat Care Coalition. The exhibition, which will celebrate cats in general, will also give the public and area youth an opportunity to learn about cats as they photograph and draw them during a feline "meet and greet" at the gallery.
Strong at the Broken Places: Healing Art Arts League of Lowell Arts Gallery October 24th - November 1st, 2009
For this exhibition, focused on the potential of art to help us regain our health, artists are invited to submit 12" X 12" 2-D or 3-D artwork, in any media, inspired by the power of healing. This exhibition is open to everyone - ALL members and non-members. Work will be accepted on the basis of the volume of submissions. Submitted work must not have been shown previously at the ALL Arts Gallery.
Deadline for entry: Sat., Oct. 3, 1-2:30pm OR Sun., Oct. 4, 3-4pm.
Summer Sam Fest, July 30, 2009, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tsongas Arena. Join the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Restaurant Showcase Week kickoff event...Summer Sam Fest. For just $5 you can sample dishes from our participating restaurants, vote on the best food, meet Sam Adams celebrity brewmaster, Dean Gianocostas, a famous Sam Adams' brewer and see Billy Costa, host of NECN's TV Diner. Proceeds benefit the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. For additional information, please visit www.merrimackvalley.org.
Centro Restaurant & Bar, 24 market Street Prime rib Sundays
Back by popular demand! 10oz prime rib served with choice of small soup or side salad...choice of baked potato or mashed and chef choice vegetable $21.00, Starting Sunday August 2. For more information visit www.centrolowell.com.
Village Smokehouse, 98 Middle Street: Live Reggae every Sunday at 7:00 PM. For More information visit www.villagesmokehouse.com
Tutto Bene, a wine and cheese cellar, 58 Prescott Street: We are now open!!! WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, GOURMET CHEESE SELECTION, WINE TASTINGS. For more information call (978)459-9463 (wine).
Sports & Events
Greater Merrimack Valley Restaurant Showcase Week August 1-8, 2009. Various Restaurants For one week this August, fine dining establishments across the greater Merrimack Valley region will be taking part in the Greater Merrimack Valley Restaurant Showcase Week. Lunches will be available starting at $9.09 and dinners starting at $23.09, and are sure to tantalize any palate. For more information and a complete listing of participating restaurants please visit www.merrimackvalley.org.
Lowell Farmers Market, JFK Plaza at Lowell City Hall: Every Friday through mid October from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Except Folk Festival weekend). Purchase fresh Massachusetts grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, cut flowers and much much more.
The ONE Lowell World Cup and The New England Culture Fest Preview will take place at Cawley Stadium in Lowell Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. Tickets for the event will cost $5 per day and children age 12 and under go free. For more information, go to www.onelowellsoccercup.org or www.second-world.com.
FREE Yoga in The Park in Downtown Lowell Boarding House Park, 115 John Street. Monday Evenings July 13 - August 10. Open to students of all levels. Please join us in a beautiful outdoor setting to learn more about the ancient tradition of yoga. Explore strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation with your toes in the grass and the sun on your face. Classes will be lead by registered yoga teacher Marie Marchand. Options and modifications will be offered for students of all levels. Please bring a yoga mat, a small cushion and some water. www.mariemarchand.com
Lowell Art Walk 2009: Downtown Lowell's third annual Art Walk begins next week on July 15. Art Walk Lowell is a creative initiative to enliven Lowell's downtown storefronts during the summer of 2009 with displays from over 35 local artists. Art Walk Lowell will run through August 15 where local artists will create colorful, full-window displays on Market, Middle, Merrimack, Bridge, Palmer and Central streets in downtown Lowell. Local residents and Folk Festival patrons can pick up a map of the displays at local restaurants and retailers that will lead patrons from one storefront to the next. With the attached ballot, patrons can vote on their favorite artist display. At the end of the summer, votes will be tabulated and the winning artists will receive cash prizes. With each ballot you will automatically be entered into a raffle. Prizes include local artwork and a free dinner for two! Walk, Vote, Win!!! Presented by the Arts league of Lowell, Cultural Organization of Lowell, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce Business Committee and the City of Lowell.
Lowell Spinners: Tickets are still available for many of the 2009 Spinners games, and you will never be shut out of a game with our day of game ticket options. For more information visit www.lowellspinners.com.
The Lowell National Historical Park, and the Lowell Festival Foundation present its annual Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park. The 20th Season starts with concerts that continue through September 18. The Summer Music Series comprises of folk, classic, roots, world music and the best in blues. For more information visit www.lowellsummermusic.org.
The Pollard Memorial Library: Like Legos? Then join us for some friendly competition to make the best Lego masterpiece! Lego Club is designed for kids in grades 1 through 6. Lego Club, Thursday July 30, 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 6, 10:30 AM and Thursday, August 13, 10:30 AM Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.pollardml.org or call the Youth Services Department at 978-970-4122.
The Lowell Devils are currently accepting season ticket deposits for the 2009-2010 Season. Make sure you don't miss out on all the exciting action next year by securing your spot on the Devils priority list, which guarantees you the best seating available along with other great benefits! Don't miss a minute of all the thrilling hockey action and affordable family fun of the Lowell Devils in 2009-10! For more information visit www.lowelldevilshockey.com.
Museum & Gallery News
The Loading Dock Gallery: Illusions in Fiber, Tarja Cockell and Signe Kaleel, July 29 - August 23. Reception for the Artists Friday - August 7, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. For more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street: ARTBEAT! Tuesday July 21 - Saturday August 1 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Reception: Tuesday July 28, 7:00 PM. For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck Street: Sunday, August 9
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Having Fun With Your Camera - and learning to take better photos. For more information visit www.revolvingmuseum.org
The All Gallery, 246 Market Street: Fabrication of Imagination August 1 -August 30. Running in tandem with the Lowell Quilt Festival this exhibition showcases fiber arts. Two special demonstrations in fiber art technique will be presented: Linda Dunn will demonstrate Improvisational Printing on August 6th, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM. Susan Webber will demonstrate Free Form Free Motion Stitch on August 8th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Please drop by to watch and talk to the artists about their technique.
Expanded Gallery Hours: Thursday, August 6, 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM - (Museum night 5:30 - 8:30), Friday, August 7, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday August 8, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - (Artists Reception 2:00 - 4:00). For more information visit www.artsleagueoflowell.com
The Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street: August 5 - September 19, ART QUILTS LOWELL 2009 (a feature of the 2009 Lowell Quilt Festival, which runs from August 6-9) Artists' Reception: Saturday, August 8, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.City-wide Gallery Night: Thursday, August 6, 5:30 - 8:30 PM. For more information please visit www.thebrush.org.
Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street: George Oommen: A Retrospective, July 1 to July 31. Quiltscapes at the Whistler, August 5 to August 29.Gallery Night: Thursday, August 6, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: Lowell' Biggest Yard Sale, August 8 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Rain or Shine. Event to Benifit Lowell Humane Society and Western Avenue Studios. Leashed dogs are welcome. For more information isit www.westernavenuestudios.com.
The New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: Lowell Quilt Festival August 6 - 9. The citywide celebration of quilts is just around the corner. Images 2009 at the Tsongas Arena, a juried and judged quilt show, will feature quilts in several catgories, a gala reception, appraisals, and a merchant mall. For more information visit a www.nequiltmuseum.org.
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Tickets are currently available for Johnny Mathis August 7 and Sara Evans, August 29. For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com
Merrimack Repertory Theatre: Subscribe now! Seven plays for the price of five, two plays free for subscibers. Seven Plays for as little as $97.00For more information visit www.merrimackrep.org.
Tsongas Arena: Tickets currently available for The Heros of Woodstock - 40th Anniversary, August 16 at 6:00 PM. For more information visit www.paultsongasarena.com.
Redecorating, refreshing, renovating... for better business! 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 18 at Athenian Corner, 207 Market Street. Workshop is FREE! One hour of tips and ideas to help you make your store or restaurant shine again! Learn how to update the look of your store and build in more window and product appeal to delight your current customers and attract new ones. Invest an hour and take part in this do-it-yourself class! Brought to you by: The City of Lowell, Chris Graber's Best Retail Practices & The Athenian Corner. Please register in advance by calling Maria Dickinson: (978) 446-7200 ext. 1435 or via email email@example.com.
Lowell Downtown Neigborhood Association: The next LDNA meeting is scheduled for August 24th, 7PM, at The Revolving Museum. Please visit www.lowelldna.org for more information.
Christopher Samaras Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell, 375 Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 01852 t: 978.674-1481 f: 978.446.7089