Light up Public Parking Garages with Lightboxes!
Research backlit frames (lightboxes) and work with the City to install them in Leo Roy and/or other garages. These lightboxes could hold art by students or by artists; advertisements for local businesses; downtown directory; or other visual media. These boxes can be found to be vandal-proof and high-quality and be placed where electrical already exists [Read more…]
This would provide extra light and color, enhancing people's feeling of safety. It would encourage people to park in garages and walk around downtown. Most importantly, it would serve as a pilot for bigger changes in parking garages like large public art installations, colored lights, music, or other improvements that [Read more…]
Light up the Sun sign
The lights on the historic Lowell Sun sign (on top of the building downtown) are entirely or mostly burnt out. I believe the sign should be repaired and be lit again. A DIY Lowell Team can work with the Historic Board, the Lowell Sun, and the owners of the building to create a fundraising campaign [Read more…]
Little Free Craft Library
Little Free Galleries.
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.
Little Free Library
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…]
Little Free Library
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…]
Lowell Art Week
Lowell Boulevard Bench Painting
Lowell Celebrates Kerouac “Scroll”
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…]