Oh yes. I’m well aware that fall MOSTLY means it’s finally football season, especially in the State of Alabama. I’m with you, and I support my Auburn Tigers through the good times, the bad times, and even during the downright ugly times. But, I digress.
Today I want to make you aware (or remind you, if you’ve forgotten) that there is a fascinating place in Huntsville to observe and buy the works of skilled artists and craftspeople, to hear live music, to buy local produce and to eat good food.
Every Friday night from September 1 through October 27 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment is hosting Concerts on the Dock, and the only cost is a $5.00 suggested parking donation. And, on Saturdays through October 21st, local farmers are selling their produce from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The ongoing attraction for me is the opportunity to see artists of all kinds busily creating in their actual studios. You’ll find painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass-making, textiles, jewelry, photography and many others.
And, if you get hungry while you’re visiting, look for Happy Tummy Restaurant for casual, sandwich-type fare, Chef Will the Palate for vegetarian dishes, Piper and Leaf for a jar of sweet tea and Pizzelle’s Confections for CHOCOLATE!!!
Lowe Mill is open for the public on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00-6:00, on Friday from 12:00-8:00 and on Saturday from 10:00-6:00.
Here is the official description of Lowe Mill that is on their website:
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. With a focus on visual arts, this huge historic factory building has been redeveloped into 148 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, 6 fine art galleries, a multi-use theatre, and performance venues.
Within this thriving creative community are artists and makers from across the world. The Mill serves as a space where they can create, learn, and collaborate. With studio spaces lining the hallways, visitors have the opportunity to openly explore the Mill and artist spaces where they can shop and learn about the artists and their works.
Lowe Mill is located at 2211 Seminole Drive in Huntsville, just a few blocks off of Governor’s Drive. The large building began as a textile mill in the 1900’s, then became a shoe factory in the 1960’s. I encourage you to check it out.