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October 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm–5:00 pmFree
Our first ARToberfest is a unique blending of the talents throughout Western Ave with Oktoberfest fun and a chance to experience art for all of the senses in exploring our mill buildings full of art, artists, and activities with the artists, followed by an evening of art full of sound!
Come learn all about Western Avenue in Lowell and our artists as we feature “ARToberfest” fun on every floor of our mill buildings full of art. On Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th, we will host a traditional Bavarian themed Oktoberfest throughout our complex with over 100 artists opening their studios, an “Artful Biergarten” (a collaborative “art garden” installation) with local Craft Beer and Mead tasting, art themed activities for all ages including art demonstrations, and much more. Saturday evening in the Onyx Room will feature entertainment provided by the Oom Pa Pas (a German, Bavarian, Oktoberfest band from Boston featuring members of The Hot Tamale Brass Band) and the Loading Dock Gallery will host a members’ exhibit opening reception with a poetry reading/slam! Join us for a full weekend of art, music, dancing, food, and fun! Donations for the Saturday evening event benefits the Miracle Providers NorthEast.