Current Projects

Each year, DIY Lowell volunteers start new projects. Many of these projects, such as Points of Light Lantern Celebration, take on a life of their own outside of DIY Lowell. This is our goal: each project is a small experiment that, if successful, leads the way to bigger changes in Lowell.

2018-19

No Community Idea Summit occured in 2018, but an ad-hoc project was taken up by DIY Lowell volunteers:

Midsummer Dream 2: Magical and Mysterious Creatures

Previous Projects

2017-18

These ideas were selected to be discussed at the 2017 Community Idea Summit. Working groups have completed or are currently making them happen!

Rover the Riverhawk, the Lowell Trash Machine

Trash Awareness Project

Longest Day, Longest Table, a Rooftop Dining Event

Acre “Lowell Voices” Podcast

Green Rooftop Garden Demonstration

In addition, an ad-hoc project was taken up by DIY Lowell volunteers starting planning in 2017:

A Midsummer Dream on Merrimack Street

2016-17

These ideas were selected to be discussed at the 2016 Community Idea Summit. Working groups have completed or are currently making them happen! Click on each link for more information.

Points of Light Lantern Celebration (Completed 2017, ongoing spin-off)

Park(ing) Day Pop-Up Parklet (Completed 2016, ongoing spin-off)

Domestic Violence Survivor Gallery of Hope (Completed 2017)

Pop-Up Cinema (Completed 2018)

Dog Park Research and Event

Lowell Eats

2015-16

These ideas were selected to be discussed at the 2015 Community Idea Summit. Working groups have completed or are currently making them happen! Click on each link for more information.

Downtown Lowell History Trail

Planting Fruit Trees

Bus Stop Libraries

Lowell-Themed Artistic Bike Racks

View from the Hill

In addition, an ad-hoc project was taken up by DIY Lowell volunteers last winter:

Downtown Holiday Decorations