Downtown Lowell comes alive on Friday afternoons during the summer. So, leave work a little early and come on down. You’ve earned it.
The photos in this post were taken at the Fresh Air Fridays activities on Market Street and the Lowell Farmers Market at JFK Plaza.
On 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.
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.
“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.
The 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.