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DOWNTOWN LOWELL FIRST THURSDAYS
Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in Lively Lowell!

Our next event is Thursday, April 2 from 5-9PM.

 


 Event Schedule for April 2:


  Ayer Lofts Gallery, 172 Middle Street

6-9PM: Form, Function and Fantasy: Contemporary Crafts in Lowell
Festive opening of cutting edge crafts to wear, use and savor! Enjoy refreshments and conversation with the designers.


  The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson Street, 4th floor

 

5-11PM: The Night Market at Mill No. 5
Presented by A Little Bazaar

8:30-11:30PM: LUNA SESSIONS, Live jazz on the theater stage
Have a seat in one of our plush armchairs, sip a local craft brew, and enjoy the musical stylings of some of the most talented players in the area.


  Zeitgeist, 167 Market Street

6:30-8PM: Rambling Roots Music
Catch the spirit of TAOS New Mexico, cross country wandering, and seeking of all kinds with music and art inspired by a visionary place.


  University Gallery at UMass Lowell, 870 Broadway Street

 

James Lentz: Zippers and Other Interventions
3PM: Gallery Talk at the O’Leary Library on South Campus
4:15-6PM: Reception at Mahoney Hall

James Lentz crafts sculptures and installations that lead the viewer to re-imagine space and architecture as stranger and more fluid than our expectations.


Arts Research Collaborative, 82 Prescott Street

 

7-9PM: Perspectives VII - Session 1 Opening Reception
A selection of paintings and drawings from the Department of Fine Arts, UMass Lowell.
Curated by Stephen Mishol.


  Arts League of Lowell (ALL) Gallery, 307 Market Street

6-7PM: Paper Flower Making for all ages
Banish the winter blues and celebrate by visiting the beautiful Cut Up show at the ALL gallery. Paper arts will be demonstrated including a hands on project of paper flower making.

 

  Gates Block Studios, 307 Market St

6:30-7:30PM: Book Signing of Berry the Bear, Dona Mitchelson & J. Mercedes, Suite 302
Visit the newly renovated Gates Block Art Studios and meet the artist and writer of this childrens’ book. 3 floors of art studios to explore!


 

  Western Avenue Studios/The Loading Dock Gallery at Ayer Lofts Gallery

6-9PM: Artist Meet & Greet
Meet WAS/LDG artists, Ann Lee, Roneld Lores, Tarja Cockell, and Barbara Poole for the opening of their new exhibit at the Ayer Lofts Gallery.


  Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St

 

6:30-9PM: Free screenings of the new park film, "Lowell: The Continuing Revolution"
The Visitor Center, with free parking at 304 Dutton Street, is your hub for maps, information, and schedules for First Thursdays. Lowell National Historical Park celebrates the first First Thursday with the premiere of the new park film, "Lowell: The Continuing Revolution".



  Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC), 246 Market St

 

5-7PM: Ceramics exhibit by artists Yary Livan and the Lowell Schools
The show is sponsored by Middlesex Community College with the Lowell Public Schools and support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


  Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market Street

 

6-8PM: UMass Lowell Student Art Exhibit, and Four by Four for Education exhibition
We will be honoring five UMass Lowell students who are exhibiting along with our Four by Four for Education artists.  Preview the Four by Four exhibit and meet some talented students. Refreshments will be served.


  Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street

 

4-5:30PM: Master Thieves author Steve Kurkjian, Talk/Book Signing
Master Thieves recounts the Gardner Museum heist.

4-8PM: "Pursuing Justice Through Art 2015" exhibit on display.


 
And many thanks to our participating restaurants and businesses!

Mandarin Asian Bistro, 24 Market St
7-8:30PM: Informal meet and greet with Brian Hart
Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, 61 Market St
Rotating art displays on the walls
 Athenian Corner, 207 Market St
5-9PM: 20% off food orders

Little Delights Bakery, 132 Merrimack St
Art Display

 Eileen's Pizzeria & Grill, 127 Merrimack St
Seasonal Pizza Special
 El Potro, 124 Merrimack St
Mariachi Band
 Fuse Bistro, 45 Palmer St
Return of the Blueberry Martini
Sweet Lydia's, 160 Merrimack St
Free caramel with $10 purchase
 Lowell Gallery, 219 Central St
20% off custom framing, and
Design a frame contest
Market St. Market, 95 Market St
5-9PM: Free Coffee!
 Wicked Irish Pub, 197 Market St
Artful cocktails with Van Gogh Vodka
Wings Over Lowell, 26a Market St
5-9PM: $5 off an order of $20 or more! 
 Vah Gogh's Gear, 307 Market St
5-9PM: 10% off art supplies
Cobblestones, 91 Dutton St
 Humanity, 128 Merrimack St 50 Warren, 50 Warren St 

 

  

If you are a gallery or business who is interested in participating in this event, please contact Mary Hart at mjhart206@gmail.com.