Edward A. LeLacheur Park

LeLacheur Park

Edward A. LeLacheur Park is a baseball park located on the banks of the Merrimack River and is home to the New York–Penn League Lowell Spinners. The facility, which has a 5,030-person capacity, is also home to the UMass Lowell Riverhawks. It was named after State Representative and the first Spinners' fan, Edward A. LeLacheur. 

Address:450 Aiken St

Phone: (978) 459-2255

Web: lowellspinners.com

Boarding House Park

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Boarding House Park is an outdoor music venue located in downtown Lowell that plays host to the Lowell Summer Music Series and the Lowell Folk Festival each summer. The venue is a public park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come early for best location. Except for premium seats, all shows are general admission

Address: 40 French St

Phone: (978) 970-5200

Webwww.lowellsummermusic.org

 

The Hearing Room

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The Hearing Room operates on this fundamental premise: that the creative spirit is the best of humanity, it exists in everyone and there is never enough of it around. They host events every night: music, poetry, theatre, film, etc. The space also functions as a working space for artists and a bookstore. 

Address: 119 Chelmsford Street

Phone: (314) 305-4978

Webwww.hearingroom.net

Gates Block Studios

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Located downtown in the Cultural District, the Gates Block Building was erected in 1881. Originally housing a leather goods manufacturer, the historic building has recently been  restored to new glory. This vibrant new art community has a little bit of everything  – 34 unique studios on 3 floors and a gamut of fresh and interesting art.

OPEN STUDIOS every 1st Friday Night from 6-9pm and every 1st Saturday from 11-5pm!

Address: 307 Market St

Phone: (978) 337-6389

Webgatesblockstudios.com

Western Avenue Studios

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Western Avenue Studios houses 300+ artists in over 240 working artist studios, plus 50 live-work lofts that opened in 2012. As part of the ever-growing arts community in the city of Lowell, Western Ave hosts monthly First Saturday Open Studios events. Visit on a First Saturday to see where the artists work, talk to them about their art, and purchase something unique for yourself or a loved one.

Address: 122 Western Ave

Phone: (978) 710-8605

Web: westernavenuestudios.com

Arts League of Lowell (ALL)

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In a city whose motto is "Art is the handmaid of human good" the Arts League of Lowell has become the catalyst for the creation of a community of all artists. With the help of its members, sponsors, and patrons, ALL fosters and celebrates creativity and artistic expression in Lowell and the surrounding areas.

Address: 307 Market St

Phone:  (978) 221-5018

Webwww.artsleagueoflowell.com

UnchARTed Gallery

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UnchARTed is a multimedia art space that offers the public a fresh and innovative approach to art. An exhibition and performance space for local artists, guest curators, ambitious musicians, and creative minds alike, the multifaceted business model includes a unique café style kitchen serving up the best pizza around as well as tastey sandwiches, salads, and occasional soups. The bar always has 6 rotating craft drafts as well as an extensive locally brewed tall boy section. And of course, wine! 

Address: 103 Market St

Phone: (978) 996-2886

Web: www.facebook.com/UnchARTed

Loading Dock Gallery

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Opened in December 2007, this spacious gallery is located in the Western Avenue Studios historic mill complex, and is divided into two sections. The front “showcase” gallery features a new show every month which may highlight the work of 1-2 members, or include a broader spectrum of work in a juried or themed show. Artwork in the curated “main” gallery changes quarterly and features original fine art, handcrafted gift items, jewelry, greeting cards, handmade soap and lotions, pottery, prints, art-to-wear and much more. 

Address: 122 Western Ave., 2nd Floor 

Phone: (978) 656-1687

Web: www.theloadingdockgallery.com 

Brush Art Gallery & Studios

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The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups. Artists occupy studio spaces to interact with and educate the public on a weekly basis. Currently, eleven studio artists produce paintings, illustration, photography, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, quilts, and handwoven items. Associate artists display work in the common area. 

Address: 256 Market St

Phone:  (978) 459-7819

Webwww.thebrush.org

Ayer Lofts Gallery

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The Ayer Lofts Art Gallery is a co-operative art gallery that consists of approximately 400 sq. feet of space. The mission of this gallery is to encourage and support creativity among its members, work collaboratively with other artists and organizations in the community, promote the arts in Lowell and provide outreach to youth.

Address: 172 Middle St

Web: www.ayerlofts.com

Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center

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Since opening in 1989, the mission of the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center has been to "tell the human story of Lowell" through community-sponsored exhibits, projects and programs. The Center is named for Dr. Patrick J. Mogan, an educator and public visionary who believed the city of Lowell could serve as an active agent for helping people reconnect to their cultural traditions and be a model for other communities around the nation. 

Address: 40 French St

Phone: (978) 275-1826

Web: www.nps.gov/lowe/historyculture/

National Streetcar Museum

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The National Streetcar Museum in Lowell, a satellite exhibit of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, presents this special exhibit to explore the history of urban rail transportation and how its rebirth is helping to revitalize American cities. This exhibit, contributed in a large part by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., presents the history of public transit in Lowell within the context of the broader story of American transit history.

Address: 25 Shattuck St

Phone: (978) 275-1821

Webwww.trolleymuseum.org/lowell

Whistler House Museum of Art

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The Whistler House Museum of Art, birthplace of artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, was established in 1908 as the permanent home of the Lowell Art Association. Founded in 1878, the Lowell Art Association owns and operates the museum as an historic site. Built in 1823, the Whistler House represents the richness of the history and the art of Lowell. This museum maintains its permanent collection of 19th- and early-20th-century New England representational artists and organizes contemporary and historical fine arts exhibitions in the adjacent Parker Gallery.  It also sponsors a variety of educational and community-oriented cultural programs. Constructed in 2004, Whistler Park is a contemporary take on the traditional Victorian Garden. The park’s central feature is a bronze sculpture of James McNeill Whistler by the internationally known artist and sculptor, Mico Kaufman.

Address:  243 Worthen St

Phone: (978) 452-7641

Webwww.whistlerhouse.org

New England Quilt Museum

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Photo by John Phelan

The New England Quilt Museum, founded in 1987, is located in downtown Lowell and is the only institute in the Northeast solely dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. It is the second-oldest quilt museum in the United States. The 18,000-square-foot space holds exhibition galleries, a library and resource center, classrooms and a museum store. The museum, a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts, presents four to five exhibitions each year. Selections from the permanent collection of over 250 quilts are always on exhibit in period-room vignettes.

Address: 18 Shattuck St

Phone: (978) 452-4207

Web: www.nequiltmuseum.org

Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park

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The Boott Cotton Mills complex contains mills built from the mid-1830s to the early 20th century, reflecting the early use of waterpower, steam power, and finally, electric power. Changes in technology and production capability influenced the development and appearance of the mills over time. Today, the restored mill complex houses the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, consisting of a working weave room and a museum covering the rise, development decline and rebirth of Lowell. The museum is the flagship of Lowell National Historical Park.

Address: 115 John St.

Phone: (978) 970-5000

Web: www.nps.gov/lowe

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT)

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre has been Merrimack Valley’s professional theatre company since 1979, and is an integral part of Lowell’s identity as the cultural heart of the region. MRT produces vibrant, contemporary plays that explore what it means to be alive today, with a seven-show season that runs from September through May. Its intimate 279-seat theatre is easy to get to, with free parking. MRT is a cultural resource for its community and strives to remove barriers to access and build community partnerships.

Address: 50 East Merrimack Street

Phone: (978) 654-4678

Web: www.mrt.org