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Western Avenue Studio Visit

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Enter through this door and travel by elevator to the different levels full of Art!

 

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Common area

 

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Metal Man creates these sculptures from trash he collects

 

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Hallways are lined with art as well as many rooms full of all kinds of Art

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Someone else loves dogs

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Hanging from piping

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Wonderful artist was more than happy to let me take a few photos

 

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Metal Man had walls and walls of interesting re-purposed items Loved this section!

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Zentangle  taught here too!  I love doing this too as well as my friend Val who takes her lessons from this studio.

 

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Zentangle kits and supplies sold here

 

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This artist had a wonderful shop full of  so many beautiful pieces to choose from

 

 

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Old Mill Building had a display of colorful spools of thread that caught my eye

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Most of the artists also offered some snacks

 

 

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This shop was same one that offered Zentangle

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Metal Man piece

 

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Yes Art of every kind can be found here.  In many rooms I did not ask if I could take photos,  the ones I did were happy to hear I would do a blog on the Western Avenue Studios in Lowell MA,  to get the word out.

The month of December they are open each weekend before Christmas.  Usually it is OPEN STUDIOS the first weekend of the month.

If you will be in Massachusetts and looking for something fun to do,  stop in this old mill building and get up close to those who are creating art right there in their spaces.  They want you to watch and also ask questions as well.

A friend  and I went as light snow fell and while the outside of this building gives no hints about what is inside, you now know the secret that is held just behind all those bricks.

You can get some great pieces for gifts, that are one of a kind.  Maybe you do Interior Design please keep this place in mind for some great deals.

Step into the elevator just inside the door go all the way to the 5th floor and work your way down.

This is truly the bare bones of what you will find inside.

 

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Storms batter our coastline

The beaches along New England are constantly being battered.

Storm after storm starts to change the landscape.of our shore.

Wave after wave rolls in with a fury.

We have sea walls to keep it from our homes, though we continue to build in harm’s way.

Homes are lost, lives are changed, personal items lost to the sea.

As a home is lost, plans to rebuild get underway.

This story will have updates along the way,  as it is forever changing in these parts ,we call home.

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Millions are spent to save the homes of those, who just had to get as close to the sea, as they could.

Permits are given out to build another  in its place.

Taxes are spent on baffles, to try to keep erosion at bay.

It as you can clearly see  it is not working.

Just a waste of money in my point of view, to fight a force so much stronger than man.

The more beach we have left the happier she will be lol

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