4,500 sq ft
LowellArts has been very successful at nurturing an appreciation for the arts – the consistent increase in support by residents and visitors resulted in outgrowing the existing gallery and performance venues.
In support of its mission to connect regional artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts, LowellArts! has created a new home in downtown Lowell, Michigan, in the heart of the historic district. By purchasing and renovating two adjoining downtown buildings, LowellArts! now has room to creatively thrive in a transformed location that is highly visible, easily accessible, centrally-located, and which has plenty of nearby parking.
The combined main-level of both buildings includes 4,700 SF of space (more than twice the size of the former location) for expanded gallery and performance space, a multi-purpose room, office space, and storage space. Large openings between the two buildings create a sense of unity in the main gallery space. The project also included new roofing, new exterior windows, exterior wall repairs and finishes, and a new barrier-free access from the parking lot.
MMA worked closely with LowellArts! staff and Board of Directors to create flexible, open spaces that convert easily to fit the wide variety of events and shows at LowellArts!
Photography: Bill Lindhout Photography