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Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in Lively Lowell!

Our next event is September 4th.

 Come visit downtown Lowell galleries, museums, restaurants and businesses on the first Thursday of every month from 5-9PM!  This is a RAIN OR SHINE event, and activities are happening from 5-9PM unless otherwise noted. 


CALL TO ARTISTS: We are looking for proposals for a fun and energetic event to take place in the courtyard outside of the National Park Visitor Center for September 4th!  Submissions are due Friday August 22nd at 5PM!  Check out the call for artist proposals.


Buskers are welcome to participate! 

Venues scheduled to participate include:

Gates Block Studios
307 Market Street

September 4
Coming soon! 


ALL Arts Gallery
307 Market Street

September 4
Coming soon!

American Textile History Museum
491 Dutton Street

September 4
5-8PM: Free admission to the museum. 
A Family Affair Café will be open!

6PM: Reminisce about times gone by during a tour of the American Textile History Museum’s re-installed exhibition of fashion highlights and trends, Fitting In.

The Brush Gallery & Artists' Studios
256 Market Street


September 4
Coming soon!

The Loading Dock Gallery
(At the Lowell Nat'l Historical Park Visitors Center)
246 Market Street


September 4
Coming soon!

Lowell National Historical Park
246 Market Street


September 4
Coming soon!


Zeitgeist Gallery
167 Market Street

September 4
6:30PM: Cambodian Shadow Puppets, by the Lowell Community Health Center's Teen BLOCK - Journey to Healing Project

New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street

September 4
4-8PM: "2 for 1" admission on First Thursday evenings.  Experience world-class exhibitions that showcase antique, contemporary and art quilts.  Museum Store features handcrafted quilts, textile arts and a unique selection of artisan gifts.

Whistler House Museum of Art & Whistler Park
243 Worthen Street

September 4
5-8PM: Museum is open for tours. More coming soon!

Ayer Lofts Gallery
172 Middle Street

September 4
Coming soon! Gallery
246 Market Street

September 4
Coming soon!

119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford Street

September 4
Coming soon!

Our restaurant and business partners will also be offering specials on First Thursday!
Bring along the First Thursdays printed map, available at most venues, to take advantage of these deals. 
Fuse Bistro - 45 Palmer Street

Persona - 51 Market Street
Brew'd Awakening - 61 Market Street

Market St. Market - 95 Market Street
The Back Room - 167 Market Street
Athenian Corner - 207 Market Street

Van Gogh's Gear - 307 Market Street
AWOL - 110 Merrimack Street
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill - 124 Merrimack Street
Eileen's Pizza - 128 Merrimack Street
Humanity - 128 Merrimack Street
Little Delights Bakery - 132 Merrimack Street
Sweet Lydia's
- 160 Merrimack Street
Cobblestones Restaurant - 91 Dutton Street
A Family Affair Restaurant - 491 Dutton Street

50 Warren at the Inn and Conference Center - 50 Warren Street

Wham's Café - 737 Lakeview Avenue
Flowetry Open Mic  8 to 11 PM

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