Art and technology combine Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m., as Downtown Lowell First Thursdays wraps up its 2018 season.

Come explore the overlapping worlds of art and tech at various DTL locations to cap another successful year.

These DTL First Thursdays, says committee organizer Marshall Moyer, "are a great way to showcase the work of many wonderful local artists and to see the downtown neighborhood on foot, as those who live, work and exhibit do."

Among the exciting offerings is the opening reception of the new show "Thalassic Park -- Painting, Drawing and Sculpture from the Deep" by Heather Pereira at Arts Research Collaborative, 82 Prescott St. Lowell.

In a nod to this month's art/tech theme, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) will visit the galleries and restaurants to broadcast live video tours on its Facebook page throughout the evening.

Participating restaurants and galleries can be identified by clusters of yellow balloons at their entrances. Participating galleries include Arts League of Lowell, The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, LTC Gallery, Ayer Lofts Gallery, UnchARTed Gallery and the Arts Research Collaborative.

Participating restaurants and bars include the Worthen House, Cobblestones, Fuse Bistro, Brew'd Awakening, Warp and Weft, UnchARTed Gallery, Life Alive and the Athenian Corner Restaurant. Several restaurants will host entertainment beyond the gallery closings at 9 p.m.


Maps are available at each venue. Visitors can get up-to-date info at DowntownLowellFirstThursdays.

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Art picks

LOWELL SCENE: Greater Lowell Community Foundation presents "Come Away With Me," an exhibition of photographs by Elaine Seidel, a member of the Arts League of Lowell. It is on view in the GLCF Gallery at 100 Merrimack St., Lowell, through Sept. 15.

TALKS AT THE QUILT: Two upcoming talks highlight early September at the New England Quilt Museum on Shattuck Street. On Thursday, Sept. 6, a brown-bag lunchtime lecture features a talk and trunk show with Kathie Beltz, a Studio 180 design-certified instructor. She will share the endless possibilities of designs using 17 different tools and more than 80 patterns. Free to members and included with price of admission for non-members. On Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., the Parker Lecture Series presents award-winning author Matt W. Miller of Lowell, who will share his newly published collection of poetry, "The Wounded for the Water." Following the reading and discussion, explore the works in "H2Oh!-Vital, Powerful, Sacred Water.

" Free admission as part of the 2018-19 Parker Lecture Series.

SAVE THE DATE: The Whistler House Museum of Art/Lowell Art Association holds its annual meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., at Whistler House, 243 Worthen St., Lowell. Dinner, drinks and fun are in store as the organization introduces and welcomes the Whistler House family, recognizes hard-working volunteers, and says goodbye to outgoing board members. RSVP by Sept. 13 to

OUT AND ABOUT: Lowell-area artists Donna Darus Berger and Claire Gagnon have paintings in "Grassroots: An Emerging Artists Exhibition" on view through Sept. 3 at the Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport. ... "Miacomet, Nantucket," a painting by Lowell artist David Drinon, will be on view in the upcoming 2018 Regional Juried Exhibition of the Guild of Boston Artists being held at the guild's 162 Newbury Street, Boston gallery. The show opens with an awards reception Saturday, Sept. 8, and runs through the month. Visit