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2023 Community Chill Night

DIY Community Chill Night Chili and Stew Contest

The 2023 Community Chill Night is DIY Lowell’s fifth annual chili and stew cook-off event! Experience music, games, community awards, and a DIY “Chilly” Dessert fun for everyone! Our goal is to build community in Lowell by bringing together young people and elders, downtown and neighborhoods, townies and newcomers. This annual fundraiser celebrates the projects and events that have activated our underused spaces, brought diverse populations together, and made Lowell better. Check out the Community Chill Night page to donate/RSVP, nominate an individual or group as Volunteer of the Year and for the Community Transformation Award, register a chili/stew contest entry, volunteer, and more!

Call for Artists

DIY Lowell is offering a unique opportunity to showcase your art along the Centralville River Path! Seven pieces will be printed on 11.5’ x 2.25’ feather banner flags that will line the north side of the Merrimack River. Pieces will be jury selected. The art should embody themes of Centralville, the Merrimack River, or the Merrimack Valley. $150 stipend for right to use work, artist keeps original. Click the button below to download the full call for artists!

New art is not required–any works created in the last 10 years that fit the listed requirements are eligible!

Download the PDF for full information and submit entries to info@diylowell.org

DIY Lowell Sunset Showcase

The 1st Annual DIY Lowell Sunset Showcase fundraiser will be an evening for building community, and building funds, to support community-led projects. We will be sharing stories and news about our past, ongoing, and future projects on Gallagher and Cavanaugh‘s beautiful rooftop deck in downtown Lowell. Tickets are $50–or $150 for a business sponsorship with two tickets–and includes appetizers from local favorites Southern Twist and Powerhouse Juice. You’ll also be treated to beer, wine, and dessert.