What is DIY Lowell?

We are a grassroots group dedicated to helping community members make small-scale projects and events happen together. Our mission revolves around three key goals: Building lasting, exciting civic improvements, building civic engagement skills, and building diverse community.

Community members share their project ideas with us online, at festivals, and wherever we can meet them. The ideas can be anything, so long as they are open to the public, are inclusive, take place in or improve a public space, could reasonably be completed for $1,000 or less, and are sustainable.

Every so often, we hold a Community Ideas Summit. Volunteers who pledge to join a Project Team get to vote on recently submitted ideas, and the winners are kicked off at the summit! DIY Lowell facilitators help the Project Teams make the winning ideas a reality with technical assistance and funding.

Click here to learn more about DIY Lowell’s mission.

Click here to join our mailing list.

Click here to learn how you can be involved.

Or just scroll down to submit an idea!

Submit your Idea!

This forum is a spot to share your ideas for small-scale events or projects! All ideas will be archived, and visitors may comment on or contribute to your idea. The ideas will be put to a vote--maybe a community team will undertake the idea!

Please feel free to look at our inspiration, this years' ideas, previous years' ideas, and guidelines sections for inspiration!

When you submit an idea, you'll create an account to edit your ideas and post new ideas more quickly. If you've already signed up, make sure to log in before you submit a new idea!
What's the title of your idea?
Describe your idea.
How would your idea benefit the community?
Idea Location
If you have a link to an example, paste it here:
If you have an image of an example, upload it here:
Please provide a name, email, and password.
They won't be displayed, but if we have questions about your idea, we will contact you via email. The admin team won't share your information with anyone. Please enter both your first and last name
Please enter a valid email address. We will send a confirmation.
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