Welcome to the Canalway Cultural Distric!

Named the “Canalway Cultural District of Lowell,” the downtown district’s geographic area is bounded by Arcand Drive, the Lower Pawtucket Canal, Howe Street, the Merrimack River, and Worthen Street.  The District includes major downtown cultural institutions like the Lowell National Historical Park, the Whistler House Museum of Art, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, the ALL Arts Gallery, Angkor Dance Troupe, Boarding House Park, UnchARTed, and the newly opened Z Gallery.  Downtown Lowell’s many cafes and restaurants, which showcase the cuisine of many different countries, are also included in the district.