The Brush Art Gallery is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. It was founded in 1982 by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. Modeled after the Torpedo factory art complex in Alexandria, Virginia, the Brush is a dynamic and inviting place.
Now in our thirtieth
year, since being founded by the Lowell Historical Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior, our mission has remained the same: to nurture the working artist; to keep the visual arts alive and healthy in the heart of Lowell's historic district; to use art to focus
attention on important social and environmental issues; to demonstrate through exhibitions and cultural programming the diverse and rich heritage that exists in Lowell; and to make Lowell a destination for viewing some of the finest art being produced in New England and beyond.
Come and discover our unique gallery and artists studios, located in a restored mill in Lowell. Enjoy our outstanding, museum quality, exhibitions and educational programs that focus on regional, national, and, international artists. Designed to be educational, exhibitions at the Brush provide an opportunity to see art as humanity's universal language. With more than fifty different ethnic groups making their home in Lowell, we have developed a series of Building Community Through Culture exhibitions and programs which focus on a wide array of ethnic groups, their histories and their issues. To produce these fascinating exhibitions and educational programs, the Brush frequently partners with organizations like the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, the Legacies of War, Latinos en Accion, African Assistance Center and others. Our Art of Nature exhibitions feature artwork and related educational programs that direct attention to important environmental and animal rights issues. To ensure that the widest possible audience is reached, Brush always collaborates with environmental and animal welfare groups such as Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Lowell Canal Waters Cleaners, Billerica Cat Care Coalition, Greyhound Welfare, the Massachusetts Audubon Society and others. Other exhibition series feature the finest artists from New England and beyond in high quality, thematic group and one-person shows.
Take time to visit our studios, which provide affordable and accessible space for area artists who work in a variety of media. Since the studios are open to the public on a daily basis, there is always an opportunity to talk to and observe the artists at work, as well as purchase artwork directly from their studios.