Art, History, Dining: DTL is Open!
Downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, also known as DTL, is the heart of Lowell and the Canalway Cultural District. Explore this website to learn about all DTL has to offer as it safely re-opens from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We’ll keep updating the site with events and developments through June 2021! For more about Lowell, visit the City’s official page, likelowell.com
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Visualize Lowell's Black History
Visualize Lowell’s Black History is an exhibition of Black history, art, and performances through June 30, 2021. The project includes a temporary history trail marked with zip-tie signs complete with wayfinding signs and COVID-19 reminders to be installed in February, art banners hung from lampposts and a temporary sculpture by Black artists to be installed in April, and performances tentatively scheduled for June. Follow the links above for more information about each element.
Pictured: Barzillai Lew (November 5, 1743 — January 18, 1822), an African-American man from Lowell who served with distinction during the American Revolutionary War.
Currently, Lowell is in Step I of Phase IV of the Governor’s reopening Massachusetts plan. That means:
- Stadiums, arenas, and ballparks at 12% capacity, outdoor venues open at 25% capacity
- 150 person limit on outdoor gatherings, including theatre and performance
- Historical facilities, libraries, and museums open at 40% capacity
- Restaurant performances allowed, but no singing, wind, or brass instruments
- Restaurants and retail businesses open at 40% capacity
- Tables must be 6′ apart, no standing (bar service) customers, and no more than 6 people at a table
- Bars that do not serve food are closed
- Please note some individual businesses and museums have chosen to close due to COVID-19. We will update in the directory whenever we learn of a temporary closure or re-opening!