Member Benefits

Open Studios

  • 1st Saturday of the Month from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.
  • Includes Artobertfest, Holiday Open Studios and other large community events as voted on by membership.
  • Time-share at a table at the Lowell Folk Festival
  • WASAA has hosted “Open Studios” for 10 years and has helped to make Western Avenue Studios and Lofts a well-known and growing art destination within Greater Boston.

Advertising

  • Membership fees fund WASAA marketing campaigns that inform the public about upcoming events and encourage visitors to attend.
  • Advertising Tool Kits and marketing support are available to members.

Online Communications

  • Western Avenue ownership hosts WIFI access. A password is made available to all tenants.
  • WASAA maintains a website for members only: westernaveartists.org . This private website includes a member list and directory, a discussion group, a benefits page, a newsletter, and an internal calendar.
  • Access to a private WASAA Facebook group http://facebook.com/wasaa

Community

Western Avenue Studios and Lofts is 245 studios, 50 lofts, and over 300 artists on 5 floors of studios and 2 floors of live/work loft spaces.  It is a vital collection of artists who connect with each other, develop mutual resources, work on their art, try out new directions, and gain much from the presence of other co-located artists.  Even friendly dogs are welcome!

Collaboration

WASAA partners with the City of Lowell, local art and cultural organizations, ArtWeek Boston, The Loading Dock Gallery (a membership-run 501c3 Art Gallery), and The Onyx Room (a community rental space managed by the Miracle Providers North East).

Discounts

There are more than 50 WASAA artists or entities that offer discounts to fellow WASAA artists. Look for the special symbol in studios to know which artists participate.You must show your WASAA membership card to receive discounts at specified vendors. Below is a sampling of a few of the discounts available.

The Athenian Corner Restaurant - 15% off food

The Lowell Gallery - discount off professional framing and matting

Anstey Studios - 20% off all framed art & custom Poetry

Totally Wired - E. Scott Phillips - discount

Glass Ingot - Bruce Wood - discount 10% off art

Pompei Glass - Joe Pompei, Marissa Pompei - discount