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Fill the Bus with Catie’s Closet

Over the next 12 weeks, Catie's Closet will prepare 115 closets to welcome students back to school in September, while filling 1,000 urgent orders during the last 2 weeks of August. We are also opening 10 new closets. We will need 60,000 items, the equivalent of 12 bus loads of clothing, school supplies and toiletries! Host a drive, build confidence packs, make a donation - perfect opportunities to get involved from home, with your office, or in your neighborhood. Let's rally together to help make the start of the upcoming school year the best one yet for kids in need.   Visit our website for more information!

Big & Little, Sculpture by Dan Rocha

ALL Art Gallery Arts League of Lowell @ 307 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

The colorful and intriguing sculptures of Dan Rocha, both large and small are on display in the Greenwald Gallery of the Arts League of Lowell. View these works and be transported by the bending of light and reflection on his beautiful forms. The gallery is located at 307 Market St. in Lowell. Open Wed-Sun noon - 4

Every Step of the Way 5K

Join Catie's Closet for our 3rd annual Every Step of the Way 5K. This virtual 5K helps raise funds for brand new pairs of sneakers for students in need upon returning to school in the Fall. Your $30 registration fee will purchase new sneakers for a child living in povery, helping us reach our goal of 500 sneakers! With the virtual race format, you can walk, run or bike the 5K distance anywhere you would like to help our students get back to school on the right foot! You can complete it around your neighborhood, on your favorite trail, on a treadmill or somewhere new. Sign up as an individual or rally your friends, family, or workplace to create a team! Fundraising opportunities to help purchase more sneakers are available through this race, as well. All registrations costs and additional donations will purchase a brand new pair of back to school sneakers for a child living in poverty.   Visit our website for more information! 

Spin

Loading Dock Gallery @ 122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01851, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01851, United States

Karen Christians and Loading Dock Gallery present SPIN: an installation of 350 spin casting molds and over 2000 pewter castings. SPIN transforms relics into commentary and art with flashes of gold leaf. Imagery evokes the industrial past. Structured, swirling, SPIN invites contemplation of pattern and change in manufactured and natural worlds. SPIN runs August 31 through September 25 at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA.  Open noon-5:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4pm Sundays. For details, visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com

For the Love of Art at the Brush

Brush Art Gallery & Studios @ 256 Market St, Lowell, MA

Studio Artists Presenting “For the Love of Art” at the Brush The Studio Artists at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios are excited to invite you to feel the joy of creativity as they celebrate the 40-year milestone of educating the public about art through their Open Studio setting! This year’s Annual Studio Artists’ exhibit will include an array of artwork that reflects each of the current Studio Artists’ unique love of media, techniques, & subject matters. “For the Love of Art”, will be on view in the Brush Gallery as well as virtually in an online gallery https://tom01850.wixsite.com/website-2 .     Art is an authentic experience, an expression of individuality and a medium of communication to touch the soul. Each Artist finds their inner voice through the expression, and loses themselves in it during the process of creation.   Studio Artists, Medium, Hometown Donna Berger, Painter/Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Chelmsford Penelope Cox, Hand-made Jewelry, Lowell Jenny Day, Quilter, Billerica Lolita Demers, Ceramics/Mixed-Media, Methuen Claire Gagnon, Painter, Dracut Chrissy Theo Hungate, Sculpture/Painter, Lowell Gwendolyn Lanier, Visual Artist, Lowell Paul Richardson, Photographer, Lowell Raksha Soni, Painter, Burlington Tom Whiting, Digital Painter and Drawer, Lowell Will Winslow, Designer/Illustrator, Lowell   For more information about the Brush http://www.thebrush.org Directions to the Brush http://www.thebrush.org/contact.htm

Rara Rene! – Closing Reception

CNCPT6 103 Market St, Lowell, MA

“Rara René!” is a multi-dimensional project highlighting the work of local designer René Manuel Ramos showcased through film and photography. This fictional narrative follows a distinct group of characters within a tight knit community, all of whom are connected by their one-of-one bags designed by none other than Rara René himself. This exhibition focuses on bringing specific elements of the story to life for the first official public viewing of this body of work. Sep 10th - Opening Reception 7pm -10pm 6:00 - doors open 6:30 - film screening 7:00 - panel with creators & actors 9:00 - saxophone + poetry performance

UML International Folk Dance Club and Mladost folk ensemble

Come one, Come all to inverse yourself to a night of international Folk dances! No prior experience is required to have fun, so why not learn new dances, songs, and meet new people in the comfort of your own home. We will be now hosting sessions through Zoom, so go visit our webpage to get more information. We hope to see you soon to join in on the fun! Want weekly updates? Sign up for the UML FDC email list and the Folk Arts Center of New England email list and never miss a chance to dance!     Follow us on social media!  Website: https://www.mladostfolk.com/mladost-community-dance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uml.fdc.3  Twitter: @FolkUML  Instagram: @UML_folk_dance_club  Snapchat: @umlfdc  

For the Love of Art at the Brush

Brush Art Gallery & Studios @ 256 Market St, Lowell, MA

Studio Artists Presenting “For the Love of Art” at the Brush The Studio Artists at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios are excited to invite you to feel the joy of creativity as they celebrate the 40-year milestone of educating the public about art through their Open Studio setting! This year’s Annual Studio Artists’ exhibit will include an array of artwork that reflects each of the current Studio Artists’ unique love of media, techniques, & subject matters. “For the Love of Art”, will be on view in the Brush Gallery as well as virtually in an online gallery https://tom01850.wixsite.com/website-2 .     Art is an authentic experience, an expression of individuality and a medium of communication to touch the soul. Each Artist finds their inner voice through the expression, and loses themselves in it during the process of creation.   Studio Artists, Medium, Hometown Donna Berger, Painter/Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Chelmsford Penelope Cox, Hand-made Jewelry, Lowell Jenny Day, Quilter, Billerica Lolita Demers, Ceramics/Mixed-Media, Methuen Claire Gagnon, Painter, Dracut Chrissy Theo Hungate, Sculpture/Painter, Lowell Gwendolyn Lanier, Visual Artist, Lowell Paul Richardson, Photographer, Lowell Raksha Soni, Painter, Burlington Tom Whiting, Digital Painter and Drawer, Lowell Will Winslow, Designer/Illustrator, Lowell   For more information about the Brush http://www.thebrush.org Directions to the Brush http://www.thebrush.org/contact.htm

Printmaking: From Silly Putty to Silkscreen

ALL Art Gallery Arts League of Lowell @ 307 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

Visit the ALL Gallery for a show of local printmaking creativity. Using media from relief printing with woodblock and linoleum to screen printing with liquid inks and innovative materials such as styrofoam and gel plates, local artist explore this expressive medium. Gallery is open Wed. through Sunday from noon to 4.

CHOP Dinner

City of Lowell Senior Center @ 276 Broadway Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01854, United States

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy great food and with CBA! This year CHOP will not only have great information about community resources, but you will also learn more about the different cultures and customs of your neighbors in Lowell.

Short Story Book Club

Zoom

Want to join a book club, but can't commit to a lengthy novel? We'll be selecting short stories that are typically less than 50 pages for a small group discussion. Registration required - to register, click here. September's Theme - Diary/First Person Children of the Sea by Edwidge Danticat The Human Chair by Edogawa Ranpo Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro Wiva A Professional Relationship by Alice Scott

Artist Reception

LTC (Lowell TeleMedia Center) Gallery @ 246 Market St, Lowell, MA 01852, USA, Lowell, Massachusetts, 01852, United States

LTC Gallery Reception featuring Veronica Holmes

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