Fridays in Lowell

Busking at Brew'd

Busking at Brew’d

Downtown Lowell comes alive on Friday afternoons during the summer. So, leave work a little early and come on down. You’ve earned it.

Bill Bradbury draws great caricatures.

Bill Bradbury draws great caricatures.

Fridays 183The photos in this post were taken at the Fresh Air Fridays activities on Market Street and the Lowell Farmers Market at JFK Plaza.

Fridays 203On Market Street in front of and across the street from Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus from 2-6 p.m. there was a caricature artist, a musician busking, photographers selling and discussing their work and Lowell artist Oscar-Alberto Bogran painting a new piece.

Lowell artist Oscar Alberto-Bogran paints on Market Street Friday afternoon. He will be there next Friday too . . . stop by and say hello.

Lowell artist Oscar Alberto-Bogran paints on Market Street Friday afternoon. He will be there next Friday too . . . stop by and say hello.

The portrait, of a young Honduran boy living in poverty, is based on a photograph from a news story about poverty in the Central American nation, the country where Oscar was born.

The piece Oscar-Alberto Bogran was painting on Market Street Friday is based on this photo of a poverty-stricken boy in Honduras, the country where Oscar was born.

The piece Oscar-Alberto Bogran was painting on Market Street Friday is based on this photo of a poverty-stricken boy in Honduras, the country where Oscar was born.

Fridays 189“I saw it and could just really relate to it,” he said.

Oscar will be back again next Friday, so pop into Brew’d for an iced coffee then cross the street and check him out. For those of us who cannot afford a Bogran original, he sells very affordable prints.

Fridays 234The Lowell Farmers Market is open at JFK Plaza next to city Hall every Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. where you can get everything you need for a weekend of culinary adventures from peaches and kale to lobsters and scallops. And . . . you can talk to the farmer who grew your food. There is nothing better.

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Delicious tomatoes from Billerica's Rome Capobianco (Price Farm).

Delicious tomatoes from Billerica’s Rome Capobianco (Price Farm).

Alana Kelley (center) and Carolina Espinosa-Gil (right) work the Mill City Grows tent at the Lowell Farmers Market.

Alana Kelley (center) and Carolina Espinosa-Gil (right) work the Mill City Grows tent at the Lowell Farmers Market.

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Mill City Grows Co-Founder Lydia Sisson.

Mill City Grows Co-Founder Lydia Sisson.

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