3 reasons you’ll love Huntsville’s Lowe Mill today, including seeing local artists hard at work

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Several murals can be found at Lowe Mill, this is my favorite. Photo via Nathan Watson.

Whether you’re an artist or an art-lover, put Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment at the top of your Huntsville to-do list. In its 120-year history, Lowe Mill has acted as a warehouse and a shoe factory until it became a home for Huntsville artists.

What is Lowe Mill now?

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Another view of the transformed Lowe Mill. Photo via Nathan Watson.

We’re glad you asked. This former mill, warehouse and factory has been transformed into a place where locals and visitors alike can experience art right before their eyes.

This facility houses over 200 artists within 150 studios. You can walk through Lowe Mill and visit the artists themselves while they work. You can get a glimpse into the artistic process and even purchase pieces to bring home with you.

With a variety of types of art, you’re sure to find something that sparks your interest:

  • Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Culinary
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Fashion
  • Graphic design
  • And more

1. 9 Artists currently at Lowe Mill

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Who wouldn’t want to check out this art? Art featured in Lowe Mill via Nathan Watson.

Artists you can meet at Lowe Mill now until September 25:

  • Cara Thomas
  • Heather Marie
  • TC Caldwell
  • McKenna Lynn
  • Quiet Crow Press
  • Chris Wade
  • Cristina Byrne
  • Sarah JL Mapes
  • Manuel Sarmiento

2. You won’t run out of things to do at Lowe Mill

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The entrance to Lowe Mill featuring a mural. Photo via Nathan Watson.

Besides visiting the studios, there is plenty more to explore at Lowe Mill. Lowe Mill offers classes for adults and children to tap into your own artistic side.

While browsing the art studios, you can enjoy culinary arts.

Food offered:

  • Sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Crêpes
  • Vegetarian options
  • And more

Not hungry? Enjoy some coffee or tea while navigating yourself through Lowe Mill.

I know how we’ve all missed concerts. Good news, Lowe Mill schedules Concerts on the Dock. These are free concerts to attend, just pay five dollars to park. Click here to check out the upcoming Concerts on the Dock.

3. A must-see: the outdoor market

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I can’t wait to shop outdoors at the next market. Photo via Nathan Watson.

Lowe Mill hosts an outdoor market for vendors to bring products made by hand, second hand and by the earth. This gives the community a unique outdoor shopping experience and an opportunity to shop locally.

  • When: every Saturday, May-October, 11AM-4 PM

If you’re interested in sharing your products with our community, apply to become a vendor at the next outdoor market!

See you there!

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A water tower can be seen within Huntsville, indicating Lowe Mill is near. Photo via Nathan Watson.

I can’t wait to visit the artists at Lowe Mill. If you’re an artist, don’t hold out on sharing your talents with Huntsville. Apply here for a studio.

If you visit Lowe Mill, be sure to share your favorite pieces of art by tagging us @thebamabuzz!

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Emily Kent
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