…is the handmaid of human good.

307 Market Street, the Gates Block, built in 1881, which Lowell developer and contractor Nick Sarris has renovated over the past year. The ground floor includes a 2,200-square-foot gallery space, a classroom and an artist’s supply store, Van Gogh’s Gear. The four-story, 16,000-square-foot building has 36 separate working artist studios on the top three floors, with each studio ranging from 138 to 460 square feet. The Art’s League of Lowell Gallery will hold its grand opening Saturday, May 11, with a collector’s show from 7 to 10 p.m.

Photo and text by Tony Sampas