Western Avenue Community for the Arts Inc.

Western Avenue is the largest artist community in the US. Here 350+ artists in every medium practice their craft, share their creative process with each other. WA is dedicated to providing permanent, affordable artist spaces.

Western Avenue is the creative soul of Lowell, MA. As part of the ever-growing arts community in Lowell, Western Avenue hosts artist Open Studios on the First Saturday of every month, year round. Our coop Gallery, The Loading Dock Gallery, is open Wednesday through Sunday. Artists profiles can be viewed on the WA website and appointments made for studio visits. Western Avenue is home to Tiny Arms Coffee open Thursday through Monday and Navigation Brewing Company open Thursday through Sunday. Classes, workshops and more can be found on our active year round calendar. Come visit and stroll our halls filled with art.

122 & 160 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, 01851

The Studios buildings are open seven days a week for you to wander the hallways. The Lofts are only open to the public for special events like our First Saturday Open Studios. Artists are open at their own discretion. Please look through our profiles to contact an artist and ask what guidelines for in person studio visits they are requiring.

Tiny Arms Coffee is open Thursday – Monday. Check their website for hours.

Loading Dock Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 5:30pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

Navigation Brewing is open Thursday through Saturday from 4pm until 10pm and Sunday from noon until 5pm. Please check their social media feeds for more details and to find out the food truck of the day.

Henry Marte