Similar to Little Free Libraries, a Little Free Gallery is a miniature art gallery in a small box. (See this article: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-free-miniature-art-galleries-are-popping-street-corners-across-us-180977967/) DIY Lowell could supply kits for individuals and businesses to construct their own LFGs all around the city. The boxes could be locked or opened if the art is free to take.
Build a small “take a book, leave a book” enclosed bookshelf (with a roof and glass front door to protect from elements. Put in a central location in one of Lowell’s neighborhoods or parks. To work best it would need some person or persons to make sure the bookshelf isn’t too full, and that it’s [Read more…]
To honor Jack Kerouac at 100, I propose to install a Little Free Library in or near Kerouac Park to allow Lowell residents to easily access and share books by and about Jack Kerouac as well as topics addressed in his works (travel, philosophy, race, religion, history, and of course Lowell itself). Residents would be [Read more…]
I am Judith Bessette, President of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, aka LCK. I am also active in the visual arts community in Lowell, curating art exhibits over the years. I am in contact with an Italian artist named Elia Inderle who has created a “scroll” reflecting Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” scroll, currently owned by James [Read more…]
Host an event where a set number of local chefs compete in a “Chopped” style competition using a mystery basket of local fair. A charity would be selected (foodbank, high school culinary scholarship, economic develop for small restaurants) and proceeds would be donated. A panel of celebrity judges selected to determine a winner. Chefs could [Read more…]