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Downtown Lowell First Thursdays


 Art! Music! Food! Canals! History!

Visit our changing panorama of more than 20 arts, music, shopping, and dining venues as Downtown Lowell comes alive from 5-8:30pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Maps and info available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street.

Next First Thursdays Event: August 4, 2016

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street

The Visitor Center, with free parking at 304 Dutton St., is your hub for maps, information, and schedules for First Thursday activities and venues. 

UnchARTed Gallery
103 Market Street

6-8pm: Art by John Corey Luebbers, along with music by Bucky Fereke and the Pony Express.

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

8:05-11pm: Luna Sessions: Live Jazz on the theater stage! Have a seat in one of our plush armchairs, sip a craft brew, and enjoy the musical stylings of some of the most talented players in the area. Drop by early to visit our independent shops and grab a treat at Coffee and Cotton.

LTC (Lowell Telecommunications Corporation)
246 Market Street

10AM-9PM: The Chinese and contemporary art of Jennifer Shao is on exhibit. Her work is influenced by Chinese art and by the works of Van Gogh and Picasso. 
Arts Research Collaborative
82 Prescott Street

Gallery Z
167 Market Street

Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street

5-8PM: Join us for a preview of "Currents," a water themed, juried exhibition of art quilts created by members of the SAQA Massachusetts/Rhode Island region.

6PM: Studio artist Penny Cox will demonstrate a jewelry making technique -- riveting metals together.

Ayer Lofts Art Gallery
172 Middle Street

Greater Lowell Community Foundation
100 Merrimack Street, Suite 202

Arts League of Lowell
307 Market Street

Mandarin Asian Bistro
24 Market Street

The Loading Dock Gallery
at Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Avenue, 2nd floor of the A-Mill

5-8:30PM: Explore the work of the many gallery members.

Lowell Gallery
219 Central Street

HyperText Bookstore
107 Merrimack Street

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill
124 Merrimack Street

: Delicious dining and listening to the vibrant sounds of our Mariachi band!

Athenian Corner
207 Market Street

8PM: Concerts on the Corner, featuring the music of Carl Ayotte

Inside, find Greek & Middle Eastern Music with Bellydancing.

Bishops Legacy Restaurant
143 Merrimack Street

Tremonte Pizzeria
112 Middle Street

Lowell Makes
115 Merrimack Street

5:30-8:30pm: Come see the amazing things our members make and sell at our company store.
The Hearing Room
119 Chelmsford Street

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

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



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