The Ultimate Fall Happenings Guidebook

Lowell is a haven for artists of all types and for those seeking creative experiences in the city’s art districts.  With over 600 creatives, Lowell provides a stage for unique exhibitions and performances that are exclusive to Lowell.  Discover why There is a Lot to Like and check out Lowell's art exhibitions, movies, music and performing arts happenings this fall!

1. Music Is In The Air

Lowell is known for its vibrant year round music scene.  The Luna Theater and Coffee and Cotton in Mill No. 5 on Jackson Street are home to popular music performances including Live Jazz sessions every Thursday night.  Around the corner on Chelmsford Street, The Hearing Room is an ideal place to exercise your vocal cords every Tuesday evening at open mic night. If you're in Downtown Lowell stop by UnchARTed Gallery, a hip art gallery and restaurant featuring eclectic live music on weekends.

2. Not Your Average Movie Night

Who doesn’t love a good movie night?  If you’re looking to take a break from mainstream movies and try something new, the Luna Theater is the place for you.  The Luna Theater has movie nights throughout the week including their weekly Weirdo Wednesdays movies and new screenings of mainstream movies like A Ghost Story and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  In addition, the Magical Mystery Movie Club, a weekly movie series for children and families, runs every Sunday at 11:30 during the Farm Market

3. Cutting Edge Exhibits

Lowell has several museums that always have new and exciting exhibits to admire.  Check out the Boott Cotton Mills Museum as well as Summer Celebration of New England Quilts and Threads of Resistance on display through the first week of September at the New England Quilt Museum. Continuing all fall is the Lisa Kovvuri exhibit at The Whistler House Museum, showcasing portrait painting with a refined finish.  In addition to Kovvuri's paintings, Adrien Bisson will be presenting The Portrait Experience Through Photography.

 Photo: Brush Gallery. Artist: Chrissy Theo Hungate.

Photo: Brush Gallery. Artist: Chrissy Theo Hungate.

4. Lose Yourself In The Art

As the writer Thomas Merton says, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  Lose yourself in Lowell’s galleries this fall.   Check out new exhibits at the ALL Gallery, Western Avenue Studios and Loading Dock Gallery.  The Arts League of Lowell (ALL Gallery) is showcasing the new Fabrication of Imagination exhibit where Lowell’s rich textile manufacturing history is referenced and then updated with new, out-of-the-box, three-dimensional, textile art work.  Then, head to the Loading Dock Gallery’s newest art show: Fantastic Worlds which runs from August 30th-October 1st.  
 

5. Interactive Classes

Bring out your inner Picasso by taking a painting, drawing or sculpture class.  Lowell has multiple outlets to express your creative side including pottery classes at Derek Soohoo pottery studios or The Pottery Mill.  Or try one of the art classes offered at either Western Avenue Studios or ALL studios. If you’re the singing and musical type, make sure to check out the Hearing Room's classes that are offered all season long!