This coming Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 6:30pm at Lemon & Thyme Bistro, 491 Dutton Street (the former American Textile History Museum), DIY Lowell will host its annual Community Ideas Summit. This event is free and open to the public.
DIY Lowell is a community-led initiative that allows ordinary citizens to come together to accomplish “Do-It-Yourself” projects. In past years, DIY Lowell volunteers created the Points of Light Lantern Celebration, a pop up history trail, artistic bike racks and the Lowell trash machine.
On Thursday, participants will help to launch the winning projects chosen through a community vote from among the 60 ideas submitted by Lowellians. The winners are an Underground Railroad Monument to celebrate the progressive anti-slavery movement in Lowell in the 1800s; Ghost Sign Projections to revive faced historic signs on building facades in the city via projectors; and Open Art Spaces to identify and promote open studios for young people to learn about and have access to the arts outside of school settings.
Free food, free parking and free child care will all be provided. The keynote speaker is the fantastic Joey Banh, local poet and entrepreneur!