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 The Lowell Folk Festival presents Art in the Courtyard Arts and Fine Crafts, a venue of the
27th Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 26-28, 2013.

Art in the CourtyardCelebrating the 27th year of the largest free Folk Festival in the country, the Lowell Folk Festival is pleased to announce the annual Art in the Courtyard, an arts and fine crafts component of the Lowell Folk Festival. This exciting collaboration provides an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft work.

Art in the Courtyard is held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival, Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. In addition to this, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the neighboring Brush Art Gallery and Studios, creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Art in the Courtyard, please see the contact information below. A special application will soon be posted and will include all details, including fees. Four images of your artwork from your website or from the images you submit on-line must be presented to be judged by a jury comprised of qualified arts professionals and the Lowell Folk Festival committee.

Accepted applicants will be sent an information packet that includes directions, drop-off instructions, parking information, and more.

Art in the Courtyard provides each participant a 10x10 tented space, 1 table and 2 chairs. Tents are assigned so that different media are distributed in such a way as to avoid repetition as much as possible. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2013. Volunteers are available during the day to give you a break so that you can visit the nearby Festival food tents and sample a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods.

For questions about 2013 Art in the Courtyard, contact Eileen Byrne at
For information on other events at the Lowell Folk Festival, visit