Last night I had the honor of being one of three jurors for ArtWalk Lowell. Greater Lowell area artists install their work in storefront windows donated by businesses. All the locations are within easy walking distance of downtown. The area has excellent restaurants mixed with quirky shops and easy parking.
The team of three jurors chose one of twenty artists to receive the award for Best of Show. There is also an open competition for prizes voted by the public. Votes are accepted through July 24. There is an brochure with ballot and map available at the Chamber of Commerce, several downtown businesses, and online at CultureIsCool.org/ArtWalkLowell.
The banner in the window shown above says, “Take a Step, Change the World.” It is well worth taking a step to visit Lowell. See a part of Massachusetts that has had hard times but with the significant contributions of artists is creating a bright presence in the local community.
ABOVE: Bonus Window by Community Teamwork, Inc., Art Project