“Art has the incredible power to lift the spirit and promote healing by connecting all of us on a deeper level.”
— Dr. Mary Ellen Conroy, Lowell CHC Pediatrician
Note: We have put ArtUp on hold as we address the COVID-19 pandemic and related changes to patient services. We are grateful to our ArtUp artists and patrons for their support of this unique program that has greatly enriched our health center and will continue to do so for ages to come.
Here is the ArtUp story:
In 2015, ArtUp was launched as an innovative program that invited patrons to purchase one-of-a-kind works by local artists to become part of Lowell CHC’s permanent collection. Half of the purchase price went to the artist and half to pay for vital health services that aren’t covered by insurance.
Five years later, thanks to the generosity of our community, the collection has grown to include nearly 300 pieces of artwork, featuring 100 local artists, raising nearly $200,000 to support Lowell CHC’s mission of providing equitable healthcare access for all.
Selected for their imagination, beauty, and ability to inspire, these works are displayed throughout our building for all to enjoy. While we are no longer adding new pieces to the collection, you can view the artwork throughout our building at 161 Jackson Street.
“This was a unique opportunity for me to support two areas that are vital to our community’s well-being: the arts and Lowell Community Health Center. I know my gift will enhance the lives of thousands of individuals for years to come.”
— Michael Breda, ArtUp Patron
ArtUp in the News
Fresh canvas for ArtUp collaboration in Round 2, Lowell Sun (January 2018)
ArtUp is a Win-Win, Artscope Magazine (November/December 2015)
Art for All, Merrimack Valley Magazine (December 2015)
ArtUp and Lowell Community Health Center, Richard Howe Blog (September 2015)