Lowell Makes is a membership‐driven collaborative space equipped with a wide variety of tools, machines, materials, computers and other resources where individuals can gain and practice modern skills with state‐of‐the‐art technology, access to resources they could not otherwise, and a community of creative minded people who make all kinds of things.
“Art is the Handmaid of Human Good” is both the City of Lowell’s motto, and a reminder of Lowell’s rich industrial and artistic history as our inspiration.
All members are expected to abide by the Rules & Policies listed here on the Wiki, as well as those posted within the work shops.
Lowell Makes has grown beyond the size where every member knows every other member. As such, we can no longer rely on face-to-face passing of information to govern the various shops within the space. Committees are an attempt at solving this challenge by both creating a uniform system of passing information. Committees can be standing and have defined scopes relating to the continued operation of Lowell Makes or can be created ad hoc and formed to achieve a specific goal or run a specific project.
Lowell Makes is located in Lowell, where own a rehabbed mill building. We purchased the building in May 2020 and currently occupy 18,000 square feet.
130 Western Ave.
Lowell MA, 01851
Feel free to visit during our weekly Open House, which takes place every Wednesday from 6PM to 9PM.
The space is divided into Shops and Rooms. Shops are typically areas dedicated to a specific activity and have some internal structure headed by a Shop Captain. Rooms are either private or general use, and may require special access.
Please visit our Contact Us page for more information on getting in touch with Lowell Makes.
New members: read our New Member Orientation.
How to Join
Lowell Makes offers multiple tiers of membership: Maker, Professional, and Entrepreneur.
Members are given 24x7 access to the space, and receive 10% off the cost of any workshops and classes.
For more information, visit our Membership page.
Member perks and services
- 24 hour access to the space
- Storage lockers (as requested)
- @lowellmakes email address (as requested)
- Business cards (as requested)
- more services to be added...