FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: June 29, 2016
CONTACT: Mary Hart, Gates Block Studios
PHONE: (781) 856-4097
Lowell, Massachusetts . Downtown Lowell First Thursdays (DLFT) returns on Thursday, July 7, from 5-8:30 pm for 2016. A consortium of galleries, businesses and restaurants will throw open their doors again this year on the first Thursday of the month from April through September.
Lowell First Thursdays provide great opportunities to get out and explore lively downtown Lowell, taking in the music, art, history, food, and culture that make our city such a unique destination. Visitors, locals and college students can check out the galleries, learn something new at an artist demonstration, try a new restaurant (or an old favorite), do some shopping, ride the trolley, take a summer stroll along the canals, and listen to some jazz- it’s all here at Downtown Lowell First Thursdays.
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
246 Market Street
Your source for maps and information! Park in the visitor center lot and stop by to pick up schedules and maps for the night’s events!
Industrial Canyon tours at 5 & 6 p.m. Tickets $6, available at the Visitor Center, kids under 5 ride free. Ride the 966 “Desire” trolley car from Mack Plaza to the Boott Mills.
246 Market Street.
Art Exhibit by Jennifer Shao, Chinese and Contemporary Art. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
219 Central Street
For the month of July, the Lowell Gallery will be featuring the work of Frances Killem. As usual, we’ll be offering 20% off all custom framing orders.
Whistler House Museum of Art
243 Worthen Street
Tour the main house at 7:00 p.m.
Ayer Lofts Gallery
172 Middle Street.
“Outside the Box” (using our Artistic License). Residents and members present a wide variety of art and crafts. Opening reception, July 7 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
103 Market Street
UMS/LA-Group show of 5 artists with Lowell Connections. 25 percent off all food orders (in –house only) when you use the code “First Thursdays Rule” when ordering.
Arts League of Lowell
307 Market Street
Come and browse ALL’s latest member show entitled, “Form and Figure” as well as the beautiful treasures always for sale in the Members Cooperative. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
115 Merrimack St.
See the amazing things our members make and sell at our company store 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
112 Middle St.
Featuring the dynamic photography of Coleman Rogers.
The Luna Theater at Mill No. 5
250 Jackson Street, 4th FL
Luna Sessions 8:05 – 11:00 p.m.
Join us at 8:05 for 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.
Brush Art Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street
Join us July 7th for demonstrations from both David R. Jones (painter) and Janice Jones (textile artist): Abstract Made Simple.
107 Merrimack Street
Paul Marion and Loom Press authors and a group readings. 7:30 p.m.
Lowell Humane Society
Our volunteers will be walking friendly, petable and adoptable dogs through town from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mandarin Asian Bistro
24 Market Street.
Intricate and fabulous cutout art by Christopher Polson. Meet the artist 7:00-8:00 p.m. Live music at 8:00p.m.
El Potro Restaurant
124 Merrimack St.
Delicious dining and listing to the vibrant sounds of our Mariachi Band, 6 to 9 p.m.
207 Market St.
Greek concert on the corner, featuring DJ Nick Diamond. Festivities also include traditional roast whole lamb cooked on a spit, singing and dancing. Music starts at 8:00 p.m.
Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios
Explore the work of the many gallery members, 5-8:30 p.m.
Mack Plaza, Corner of Shattuck and Market Streets
Teens Representing Environmental Excellency and Stewardship (TREES) want to spread the word about Lowell’s parks! A dedicated group of juniors and seniors from Lowell High School, TREES will have environmentally-themed crafts and games at Mack Plaza. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.