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About Afternoons In The Arts

  • Afternoons In The Arts (AITA) is an afterschool enrichment program for Lowell Public Schools students in grades 5 - 8. We are excited for our third year of offering students at least six different programs, which fully encompass all areas of fine arts, including visual arts, theater, dance, strings, band, choral music and television production/digital media. In collaboration with our 21st Century Extended Day programming, AITA is a great way for young artists to use their creativity while discovering and experiencing the arts in a fun atmosphere.


    Who Is Eligible

    Every middle school student (grades 5 - 8) will have the opportunity to participate in Afternoons in the Arts after-school enrichment programs. Middle schools include Bartlett, Butler, Daley, Pyne, Robinson, STEM, Stoklosa, Sullivan and Wang. 


    What Is Included

    Afternoons in The Arts is funded by Lowell Public Schools and works in partnerships with Afterschool/Summer Programs. There is no cost for student participation. No experience is necessary and students will learn the fundamentals of creative arts and expand their knowledge and experiences in the field of fine & performing arts.

    • 4 hours of instruction a week

    • Twice a week (ex. Mon and Wed or Tues and Thurs)

    • Bus transportation (see transportation availability)

    • Master classes and special events/performances

    • All art materials, equipment, music and instruments provided

    • Free snacks

    • A small meal each day




  • Holly Johnston

    Holly C. Johnston

    Program Manager for Afternoons In The Arts
    Visual and Performing Arts

    Phone: 978-674-2149