August is Textile Month in Lowell, with various galleries and museums showcasing all manner of quilts and fiber exhibits in America's original Mill City. Several are hosting receptions this Saturday.
It's "Fabrication of Imagination 2019" at the Arts League of Lowell's ALL Gallery on Market Street. Running through Sept. 15, with a reception Saturday, Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m., the show features 3-D fiber art or art that references fiber. Open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Visit www.artsleagueoflowell.org.
Ayer Lofts Gallery on Middle Street features "Breaking the Surface: Creating Digital Fiber Art" by Wen Redmond, through Aug. 25. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4 p.m.
The Brush Gallery on Market Street features "We've Got Personality," an exhibit of quilt portraits, through Sept. 14, with a reception Saturday, Aug. 10, 2- 4 p.m. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Visit www.thebrush.org.
Gallery Z Artist Co-Op on Market Street is showing "Art Deco Design Quilts," artisan- crafted Great Gatsby quilt samplers from New England quilters' guilds, through Aug. 25, with a reception Saturday, Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Visit www.galleryzartistcoop.com.
LTC Gallery on Market Street presents "Walls," an exhibit featuring the fiber art of eight members of the Rhode Island Threads quilting group, through Aug. 27, with a reception Saturday, Aug. 10, noon-2 p.m. Open Monday- Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.ltc.org.
New England Quilt Museum, Shattuck Street, hosts "Summer Celebration of New England Quilts, The Best of the Region's Quilt Guilds," through Sept. 8. A variety of activities, demonstrations and education programs throughout the exhibit run time; free admission. Visit www.neqm.org.
Last but not least, Whistler House Museum of Art, Worthen Street, presents "Fiber Fusion," a juried show, running Aug. 24-Oct. 26, with a reception Saturday, Aug. 24, 2- 4 p.m. Gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.whistlerhouse.org.