LOWELL -- During the holidays, the artists of Western Avenue pull out all the stops to showcase their work for gift buyers and those who simply love browsing through pretty things.

The Loading Dock Gallery opens its fifth annual Winter Lights extravaganza of glittery, delight-filled works of arts, combining the talents of over 20 artists with studios here.

The show runs Nov. 28-Dec. 30 with an opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. In addition, the artists open their studios Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9, from noon-4 p.m. Visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com or call 978-710-8605 for info.

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Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.