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Western Avenue Studios

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:30
Open today: 12:00 - 17:30
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Open Studios and Navigation Brewery equal a great Saturday.

This is a vast mill complex over many floor full of artists’ studios. The complex is open the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Bonnie A
Lowell, Massachusetts
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The lines on these buildings were wonderful coupled with their use and now reinvented as studios is... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Claire d
Perth, Australia
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Western Avenue Studios and Lofts is the creative home to over 300 artists who work in all disciplines. You will find fine artists, photographers, ceramic artists, fiber artists, wood workers, jewelers, sculptors, glass artists, painters, mixed media...more
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122 Western Ave, Enter off School Street, Lowell, MA 01851-1433
+1 978-710-8605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need a lot of time to see all the artist we did not know what to expect, next time we will spend more time. Easy parking and a food truck was there the day we visited.

Thank Ralph M
PattyC1726, Manager at Western Avenue Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your Open Studios experience - we hope you got over to the Lofts as well. Please visit again - we host four Open Studios in December for the holidays!

Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is a vast mill complex over many floor full of artists’ studios. The complex is open the first weekend of every month. You probably won’t make it through the entire mill on your first visit. Parking gets tight but don’t get discouraged if you...More

1  Thank Bonnie A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The lines on these buildings were wonderful coupled with their use and now reinvented as studios is great.

Thank Claire d
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

As a graduate of Middlesex Community College I was first introduced to Western ave studios as an art major and have been periodically returning to check out the new and established artists that call this place home. Great variety,people as art for all

Thank Treelover1959
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a wonderful place for art lovers to explore. Have good walking shoes on. It is a lot of fun to explore the Open Studios and they offer an Artist's Store where handmade goods and artwork may be purchased. Check out their calendar of...More

1  Thank silvermanarts
Reviewed 8 July 2017

There are several floors of amazing artists who have studios to explore in this old building. It is an eclectic mix, and is interesting to walk around and see art hanging on the walls. You can also visit studios when the artists are there and...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
Reviewed 11 April 2017

An amazing collection of artists and artisans in one gigantic complex. Open studios are held the first weekend of each month. Take the elevator to the fifth floor and then wend your way down floor by floor. Explore the intersecting corridors lined with art studios...More

2  Thank psislandhome
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I took a glass blowing class here for 4 weeks. I was amazed at how many people had their studios here. They also had a gallery, so that you can purchase an item.

1  Thank nh681
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Western Ave is a great community of artists. The studios are open the 1st Saturday of the month and a good portion of the artists set up shop. Many of the studios are set up as boutiques, with the working area in the back of...More

1  Thank Explorer_from_Boston
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Western Ave Studios is a great place to visit and it has special openings on the first weekend of each month. No matter what media we are looking to explore, you can find it here. One of our favorite artists is Bethany Peck-Kalabokis. Check...More

Thank dangregory31
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