Mosaic Lowell is a cultural economy plan for the whole City that will:

  • Enliven all of Lowell and its neighborhoods as places to live, work, and visit
  • Attract new audiences for Lowell’s many cultural, creative, and artistic organizations
  • Build equity by elevating opportunities for all – bringing further attention and resources to them
  • Raise new revenues for the City and creative enterprises through increased visitorship and sales and by attracting new businesses
  • Engage youth with arts and culture, critical elements for a complete education, and a happy and successful life
  • Position arts, culture, and the creative economy as core elements of the City of Lowell’s strategic master planning for the future.
Colombian Flag Raising. Photo Credit: Karonika Pholy
Southeast Asian Water Festival. Photo Credit: Henry Marte

Mosaic Lowell Principles

  • Welcome, engage, and hear all equally
  • Respect community knowledge
  • Encourage collaborative problem solving and resource sharing
  • Embrace a cross-disciplinary approach to planning
  • Work to benefit all Lowell neighborhoods and communities
  • Focus on tangible and community specific benefits and positive outcomes
  • Identify a path forward, potential support, and teams for all strategies
  • Dream Big!



Jessica O’Hearn


Laura Tavares


Executive Committee

Howard Amidon

VP for Philanthropy
Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Co-Chair

Angela Alés

Artist & Professor
Middlesex Community College, Co-Chair

Conor Baldwin

Chief Financial Officer
City of Lowell

Bora Chiemruom

Executive Director
Angkor Dance Troupe, Inc.

Peter Crewe

Director, Cultural Affairs & Special Events
City of Lowell

Julie Galonska

Lowell National Historical Park

Allison Lamey

Executive Director
The Lowell Plan

Gwendolyn Lanier

Artist & Teacher
Essex Art Center

Latifah Phillips

Chief Equity and Engagement Officer
Lowell Public Schools

JuanCarlos Rivera

Director of Operations
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell


Lead Supporter

Supporting Partners