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

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

Sanary Phen

Volunteer and Board Member
Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA)

Latifah Phillips

Chief Equity and Engagement Officer
Lowell Public Schools

JuanCarlos Rivera

Director of Operations
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell

Friends of Mosaic Lowell

Angela Ales – Artist & Professor, Middlesex Community College

Conor Baldwin – Chief Financial Officer, City of Lowell

Gwendolyn Lanier – Artist & Teacher, Essex Art Center


Lead Supporter

Supporting Partners