Lowell Mayor Jim Milinazzo showcases the City's art, culture and history in the Mayors' Arts Challenge, produced by Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC).
Help the City of Lowell win the Mayors' Arts Challenge!
Sixteen municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth rose to the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Mayors' Arts Challenge with powerful testimonials on how arts and culture make their cities better places to live, work, and visit.
Here's how YOU can help VOTE FOR LOWELL by signing in to YouTube or Google and clicking the "Like" thumbs-up button. PLEASE NOTE: you must be signed in for your votes to be tabulated by the site.
Once voting closes, the three videos with the most "Likes" on the Mayors' Arts Challenge YouTube Channel will be reviewed by an in-house panel at the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The video that speaks most enthusiastically to the arts and culture of a particular city will be determined the winner. MCC will announce the winner of the Mayors' Arts Challenge in that mayor's town soon thereafter.
The winning video will also be showcased at the State House in February 2011 as part of the Commonwealth Awards, the state's highest honors in arts and culture. It will also be shown by the national advocacy group Americans for the Arts at its annual presentation at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Don't just "Like" our video - spread the word! Let's show the Commonwealth - and the nation - what a great place Lowell is for art and culture!
Monster Bash and Halloween Stroll, Thursday October 28 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM is taking on a different look and location this year. The event is now located at Edson Hall behind St. Anne's Church featuring kids games, a haunted house, DJ Steve Munroe and dance performances by Mill City Dance, best costume contests, bike raffle (free) give away, and trick or treating at a number of participating downtown business locations. Event is free and for more information visit www.lowell.org.
Barnes & Noble, 151 Merrimack Street: AUTHORS SIGNING and READING, Thursday, October 28th, 6:30-7:30 PM. Coffin Dust by award winning author, David Daniel is a collection of short stories that will keep you reading late into the night! Daniel is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Chasing Curves by local author, Lloyd L. Corricelli is the second hard boiled detective novel featuring Ronan Marino and set in Lowell! Corricelli is a 1987 graduate of the University of Lowell. Events may change without notice, please call the store to confirm, 978-458-3939.
Centro, 24 Market Street: With the holiday season just around the corner! Have you thought about Centro to host or cater your party?? Plenty of dates are still available so book it early and have piece of mind. Thanksgiving catering menu will be available online soon! For more information visit www.centrolowell.com.
Cobblestones, 91 Dutton Street: Trick or treat! Gimme somethin' good to eat! Friends, boys and ghouls.Inspired by a good friend's request for a birthday brunch buffet this Halloween weekend, you are all invited!! Available from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, and no costume is necessary! It includes a complimentary Fall Champagne Cocktail, and a "Make your own Bloody Mary Bar" Of course, to avoid waste, reservations are ALWAYS greatly appreciated. 978-970-2282.
Lowell Beer Works: 203 Cabot St.: Pumpkinfest Ist Hier! It's all treat and no trick with our October specialties like the Grilled Bratwurst (with beer-braised onions and warm German potato salad) or Butternut Squash Ravioli (in a sage cream sauce with roasted vegetables & toasted pepino seed). Even better while sipping on an Oktoberfest or Autumn Amber ALT; Gϋt Times!!! Check out our live bands each week in our Pub. Upcoming feature artists include: Mike Moore Friday, October 29th & Mike Gacek Saturday, October 30th. Beer Works is also a great place for your Business Event or Holiday Party. Please contact us at 978-937-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details & availability.
Sports & Events
Lowell Spinners Yard Sale, Saturday November 6 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Lelacheur Park. This bi-annual event offers fans a chance to pick up Spinners collectors items, fixtures, game-used equipment, autographed items, bobble heads and more. Fans will want to be the first to arrive, as the more popular items are quickly scooped up. For more information visit www.lowellspinners.com.
The Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative present the second film in their "Film and the Arts" Series. Save the date for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision showing at the Art Gallery at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Tuesday, November 9, 6:30PM. Free admission, refreshments served. Seating is limited! For more information:www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org.
Come to the Pollard Library to get into the Halloween spirit early! We are having a very UNscary Halloween celebration full of stories, rhymes and songs all about Halloween. Wear your costume for extra fun! This program is for kids of all ages, and no registration is required. Wednesday October 27 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM. For more information visit www.pollardml.org.
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium - Upcoming shows. An evening with Styx The Grand illusions/Pieces of Eight Tour, November 3 and An Evening with Buddy Valastro: TLC's Cake Boss, November 5. For other shows and tickets please visit www.lowellauditorium.com.
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell:Upcoming shows. Drake, Tuesday October 26 at 7:30 PM, Bob Dylan & His Band, Saturday November 20 at 8:00 PM and Micky's Magic Show, Sunday November 28 at 12:30 PM & 3:30 PM. For more information visit www.uml.edu/tsongascenter/.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre:Four Places by Joel Drake Johnson.EAST COAST PREMIERE! October 14 - November 7.This honest, compassionate and profound drama evokes the most familiar and heartfelt aspects of family relations. Two middle-aged siblings take their mother out to lunch where the conversation turns from routine banter to life-changing revelation. The indelible characters are both marvelously funny and devastatingly human as they lead one another to a place where forgiveness and understanding are tested, but love is still possible. Estimated Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes with no intermission.
American TextileHistory Museum, 491 Dutton Street: High Style: Betsy Bloomingdale and the Haute Couture, August 14 - January 2. This exhibit gives a rare and fascinating glimpse into the personal world of style ofBetsy Bloomingdale, one of America's most celebrated socialites and fashion icons. . For more information visit www.athm.org.
Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue: First Saturday of every month, Noon to 5:00 PM (November 6). Western Avenue Studios opens its doors to the public. Come browse the latest works by our artists. For more information visit www.westernavenuestudios.com.
The Loading Dock Gallery: In an Instant, October 27 - November 21. Photography by Adrien Bisson and Paintings by Bill Tyers and Adrien Bisson.Artists Reception: Friday, November 5 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. For more information visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com.
119 Gallery, 119 Chelmsford Street: New works by David Crane and Margot Stage, Fibrous Forms, October 19 - November 13, Tuesday - Saturday, 12- 5:00 PM. For more information visit www.119gallery.org.
The Whistler House Museum of Art: MEREDITH FIFE DAY, 35 Years: A Beginning, September 16 - October30. For more information visit www.whistlerhouse.org.
New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street: African-American Quilts Today: A Celebration of Motherhood, Sisterhood & The Matriarchs. October 21 through January 3.For more information visit www.newenglandquilt.org
Brush Art Gallery & Studio, 256 Market Street: October 31 to December 5, Three Generations Romance The Stones: The Artwork and Poetry of Three Generations of Women, Organized by Carol Boileau.Opening Reception:Saturday, November 6 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.For more information please visit www.thebrush.org
X/O Studio will be open for the 10 Sundays leading up to Christmas, (12 Noon-2:00 PM). A beautiful selection of oil paintings as well as monoprints and drawings for sale. First time collectors welcome. Prices negotiable and payment plans available. For More information contact Kathleen Cammerata, email@example.com.
Young Professionals of Greater Lowell.Please join us on Thursday, October 28 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Lowell Beer Works for YPGL Octoberfest. The cost for this event is $15. Each person will receive four beer samples, a brewery tour, food and the opportunity to network with your fellow YPGL members. If you would like to attend, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment will be accepted the night of the event.Anyone that brings a bag of food for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank will be entered to win a gift certificate to Lowell Beer Works, Taylor Made Golf accessories and other great prizes.
The third annual Made in Lowell event will take place Friday, November 5, from noon to 2:00 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street. For more information call 978-446-7200.
The Lowell Creative Economy Census 2010: October 1 - November 5 Lowell's first Creative Economy Census is now under way! Are YOU a part of Lowell's creative workforce? If so, we want you to "Make Yourself Count" by taking our brief Census survey. This local project will document and measure the City's creative industry and its impact on the local economy. Take the Census survey TODAY at www.countmeinlowell.org. For more information, call 978-674-1483.
Christopher Samaras Downtown Coordinator
Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell, 50 Arcand Drive Lowell, MA 01852 t: 978.674-1481 f: 978.446.7089
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
-- Dorothea Lange
Discover Lowell 2010
Don't miss our next Discover Lowell event, the Monster Bash and Halloween Stroll. While there, have your Discover Lowell Event Pass validated and get one step closer to winning our Discover Lowell raffle prize! Click here for complete details!
Make Yourself Count! The Lowell Creative Economy Census 2010
Lowell's first Creative Economy Census is now under way!Are YOU a part of Lowell's creative workforce? If so, we want you to Make Yourself Count by taking our brief Census survey. This local project will document and measure the City's creative industry and its impact on the local economy. Take the Census survey TODAY! Take the Creative Economy Census and learn more at www.CountMeInLowell.org. More information:www.CountMeInLowell.org
Vote for The City of Lowell in "The Mayor's Arts Challenge!"
16 Bay State mayors have submitted powerful testimonials on how arts and culture make their cities better places to live, work, and visit. The City of Lowell is a contender! Just click the link below, "like" Lowell's submission, then share the link with your networks. Voting closes Oct. 29, 2010. Watch the videos and vote HERE:http://www.youtube.com/mayorsartschallenge
Great music TONIGHT at The Space
Don't miss the Organic Sound Project with The Black Planets at 8pm tonight at The Space! Consisting of Dan Batista on Vocals and Guitar, Dan Levenstein on Violin and Guitar, Mike Rivard on Drums, and Eric Toussaint on Bass, these Boston-based musicians create a contemporary blend of rock music rooted in jazz and blues tradition. Admission just $5. More information:www.inthespace.net or call 978-459-4755
Animated film "The Secret of Kells" screens at the Brush Gallery, October 23
The Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative present a special screening of the 2010 Academy Award nominated animated film "The Secret of Kells," shown in celebration of the Brush Gallery's new exhibit on the enchanting and colorful world of children's book illustration. Free and open to the public - families welcomed! More Information:www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Jazz and Poetry at the 119 Gallery, October 23
Head to the 119 Gallery this Saturday for an evening of great jazz and poetry featuringDalichinsky, Otomo, Dulberger with local poets Ed Marshall, Feebo, Masada Jones, and Patrick Pierce. Donations welcomed! More information:www.119gallery.org
Don't miss "Family Day" at UMass Lowell, October 23
Come for "Family Day" at UMass Lowell, Oct. 23, 11:30am - 3pm, Lester Cushing Complex, UMass Lowell North. Enjoy music, caricature artists, pony rides, children's games/activities, inflatables, and a tasty variety of food for sale by student clubs. Rain location: Campus Recreation Center. More information: http://www.uml.edu/fallfestival/default.html
Free fall concert with the New England Orchestra, October 24
Join the NEO for Strings of Autumn, Sun., Oct. 24 at 4pm, Eliot Church, 273 Summer Street, Lowell. The New England Orchestra & the Lowell Youth Orchestra with the Arezzo String Trio as special guests offer a colorful palette of music that evoke the transitory beauty and color-shifting wonder of the season plus a dose of haunting Halloween mood. Kay G. Roberts conducts. Free admission. More information:http://www.neo-lowell.org/
Independent Film Night at the Pollard, November 4
The Pollard Memorial Library has partnered with Film Movement, Inc. to bring award-winning, independent and foreign films for you! Join us in November for "Alamar," directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Film night is free and open to the public. More Information:www.pollardml.org.
Caravan World Music Trio comes to MCC, October 29
"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's 2010 fall concert series, presents the Caravan World Music Trio, 8pm, Fri., Oct. 29, in the MCC Theatre, 5 E. Merrimack St. (rear entrance), Lowell. Explore the music of Africa, Ireland, Brazil, Spain, the Middle East and beyond. Free and open to the public. More Information: Call 781-280-3923.
10 Paintings, 10 New Walls, 10 Sundays
Kathleen Cammerata, X/O Studio
X/O Studio will be open for the 10 Sundays leading up to Christmas, Oct. 24 (12 Noon-2pm). A beautiful selection of oil paintings as well as monoprints and drawings for sale. First time collectors welcome. Prices negotiable and payment plans available. More information: Kathleen Cammerata, email@example.com
David Crane and Margot Stage at the 119 Gallery, starts October 19
Fibrous Forms: David Crane and Margot Stage, Oct. 19 - Nov. 13. Reception Sat., Oct. 30, 3pm. This exhibit of new work by wood sculptor David Crane and fiber artist Margot Stage exemplify the artists' desire to expand approaches to their usual materials of wood (used by Crane) and 2-D work (used by Stage) to create incredible visual pieces. More information:www.119gallery.org
Free seminars: Legal Issues in Art, October 26
Learn more about the most pressing legal issues for the local arts community, including fine art painters, street artists, photographers, graphic designers, and three-dimensional artists, along with museum personnel including directors and staff, and fine art collectors. Parker Gallery, Whistler House Museum of Art, 6:30pm. More information and registration: Michael H. Lally, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-452-7641. www.whistlerhousemuseum.org
3 Generations Romance the Stones at the Brush Gallery
Artwork and Poetry of Three Generations of Women, Oct. 31 - Dec. 5. Opening Reception: Sat., Nov. 6, 2 - 4pm. Three generations of women celebrate the beauty of the ordinary stone with extraordinary paintings, photography and poetry. Carol Boileau, Colleen Brandon, Tracy Phillips, and Caitlin Downey pay tribute not only to stones themselves, but to what they represent: a family of strong women who are enduring and smoothed by time. More information: www.thebrush.org
"Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision" screens at Jeanne D'Arc Art Gallery, November 9
The Arts League of Lowell and the Lowell Film Collaborative present the second film in their "Film and the Arts" Series. Save the date for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision showing at the Art Gallery at Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Tues., Nov. 9, 6:30pm. Free admission, refreshments served. Seating is limited! More information: www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org
Calls to artists
Space available for Artists Live-work space available for artists near downtown Lowell. Contact Rick Underwood at 978-454-2010 for details.
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