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4 Nichols
Property Manager

As the Property Manager, 4 has been managing the historic mill complex of Western Avenue Studios and Lofts since 2019 and is dedicated to the ongoing upkeep and improvement of these iconic buildings and grounds. Western Avenue is the creative home to over 350 artists as well as a bustling cultural hub that includes an exhibition space, black box theater, gallery/shop, brewery, café, and an after-school arts program. In addition to his role at Western Avenue, he is also a Veteran, a freelance woodworker, a tiny house builder, and a large-scale art fabricator within the Western Avenue Community of artists. Also, within the landscape of Western Avenue, 4 is the Co-Founder of Refuge Lowell, a safe and equitable space for local youth to explore their talents and develop as artists through nurturing, mentorship, and rigorous arts instruction. Though originally born in the coastal city of Gloucester, 4 has called the Lowell-area home since 2013 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Geology from Salem State University.

Boston Art Review Reports on Artist Live-Work Space in Boston

The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Boston Art Review is out, and it includes a fantastic feature by Anita Morson-Matra, “Real Talk," that focuses on the state of live-work spaces for artists in Boston.  Anita…

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Preserving 350 Artist Spaces in Lowell

The Arts & Business Council is delighted to announce the preservation of Western Avenue | Studio & Lofts, a vibrant artist community in Lowell, Massachusetts, through purchase of the property as the next phase of…

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Available Grants from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Our partners at Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation have two new grant programs available to help small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic. While not all of the artists and arts organizations we work with…

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