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-- Susan Sontag
The 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival, July 29-31
The nation's largest free folk festival celebrates 25 years! Enjoy food, music, craft & cooking demos, family activites and much more at the 25th Annual Lowell Folk Festival, Fri., July 29-Sun., July 31.
More information: www.lowellfolkfestival.org
Lowell Al Fresco: Festive Summer Fridays, through August 26
Celebrate the warm summer nights in downtown Lowell with outdoor dining, retail shopping, live music, entertainment, and more, every Friday throughout the summer!
More information: www.cultureiscool.org/LowellAlFresco
Share your thoughts on Lowell's Arts & Culture Scene at upcoming City Visioning Session, July 28
Share your thoughts on Lowell's arts & culture scene at the City of Lowell's next Visioning Session on Community Character, Engagement & Identity, Thurs., July 28, 6-8:30pm, at the Lowell Senior Center.
More information: Click here for details
Free admission to the American Textile History Museum, July 29
Get free admission to Lowell's American Textile History Museum and other cultural institutions this Friday courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation and their Free Fun Fridays program!
More information: www.highlandstreet.org
Carl & Dean and Sandy Lee Casey perform at Concerts on the Corner, July 28-30
Come celebrate Folk Festival with 3-nights of live music at 7:30pm at Athenian Corner's outdoor music series Concerts on the Corner. Featured artists: Carl & Dean (July 28 & 29) and Sandy Lee Casey (July 30).
More information: www.atheniancorner.com
Ayer Lofts Summer Solstice Show, through July 31
The artist-residents of Ayer Lofts and their guests present their Summer Solstice Show at Ayer Lofts Gallery through this weekend, Sun., July 31.
More information: www.ayerlofts.com
Last chance to view ArtWalk Lowell window artist displays, through July 31
The final days of ArtWalk Lowell take place this week through July 31. View downtown Lowell window art created by local artists and see this year's Peoples' Choice and Juried Award winners!
More information: www.cultureiscool.org/artwalklowell
UMASS Lowell Backyard Music Series features Richard James & the Name Changers, August 4
Hear Richard James & the Name Changers on Thurs, Aug 4, 6-8pm, as part of the Tsongas Center/UMass Lowell Backyard Music Series.
More information: www.TsongasCenter.com
Non-Fiction Book Club discusses Kurlansky at the Pollard Library, August 4
The Pollard Library Non-Fiction Book Club will discuss Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky, Thurs Aug. 4, at 6:30pm.
More information: www.pollardml.org
Lowell Cultural Council Community Input Meeting, August 4
The Lowell Cultural Council will hold its annual "Community Input" meeting on Aug. 4, 6:30pm, in the Mayor's Reception Room/City Hall. All are invited to attend!
If unable to attend the meeting, send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to Artists: ONE Lowell seeks community artwork
ONE Lowell seeks community artwork to display at the 5th annual ONE Lowell World Cup Soccer Tournament, Aug. 6 & 7.
More information: Heather LaCount, Heather_LaCount@student.uml.edu
13 Points of View on exhibit at the Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios, through August 6
Thirteen juried artists with studios at the Brush Gallery showcase a variety of work in 13 Points of View at Lowell's Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios.
More information: www.thebrush.org
Independent Film Night at the Pollard Library, August 11
See Illegal this month at the Pollard.
This month's Independent Film Night at the Pollard Memorial Library features the foreign film Illegal by Olivier Masset-DePasse. Free admission! Thurs., Aug. 11 at 6:30pm, Pollard Library Meeting Room.
More information: www.pollardml.org
Art Quilts Lowell 2011 comes to the Brush Gallery, August 11 - September 10
Garibaldi (detail) by Betty Busby
The Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios presents Art Quilts Lowell 2011: The Sea, on view from Aug. 11-Sept. 10. Opening reception: Sat., Aug. 13, 3-5pm.
More information: www.thebrush.org
The Lowell Quilt Festival: A Citywide Celebration of Quilts, August 11 - 13
The Lowell Quilt Festival comes to Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Aug. 11-13, featuring guest speakers, trunk shows, a vendor mall and participation by dozens of area galleries & restaurants.
More information: www.lowellquiltfestival.org/
Invest in local youth at Lowell's United Teen Equality Center
Staff positions are now available at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) -- work with local youth and make a sustainable investment in Lowell's future!
More information: http://www.utec-lowell.org/about/job-openings
"Refer an artist" program at Appleton Mills Lofts
Refer an artist to Lowell's new Appleton Mills work/live artist space and receive $500 in return! Some restrictions do apply.
More information: www.liveappletonmills.com or Dan Drazen at 617-720-8400, ext. 24
Call for Entries: "Getting Graphic: The Art of the Graphic Novel," deadline August 26
The Brush Gallery announcees a Call for Entries for their upcoming exhibit "GETTING GRAPHIC: The Art of the Graphic Novel," deadline Aug. 26.
More information: View the detailed prospectus
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Links to our cultural community:
Lowell Memorial Auditorium, http://www.lowellauditorium.com/eventlistings.aspx
Merrimack Repertory Theatre, www.merrimackrep.org
The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/bridge/
Website for Lowell artists, www.lowellisart.com
Art community chronicle, www.vyumagazine.com
Arts League of Lowell, www.artsleagueoflowell.org
Western Avenue Studios, www.westernavenuestudios.com
Ayer Lofts, www.Ayerlofts.com
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, www.thebrush.org
The Image Theater, www.imagetheater.com
Whistler House Museum of Art, www.whistlerhouse.org
American Textile History Museum, www.athm.org
119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org
Lowell Folk Festival, www.lowellfolkfestival.org
Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/parkerlectures/parkersite.html
UMass Lowell Center for Arts & Ideas, www.uml.edu/artsandideas
African Cultural Festival, www.africanfestivallowell.org
Culture Hive, www.culturehive.com
For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website, www.cultureiscool.org
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