who we are

photo by Ashley Cantrell, mural by Stephanie Lak and Lindsey Parker

119 Gallery promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas and cutting edge techniques with a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services; and welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and means to explore and experience new, innovative art.

119 Gallery opened its doors in 1992 as the 911 Gallery at 911 E Main Street in Indianapolis, IN. It gained worldwide recognition in 1994 when it became one of the first art galleries to exhibit artwork on the World Wide Web. Its exhibits have been published in print media including ARTnews, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art New England, The Boston Globe, and Lowell Sun.

In 1996, 911 Gallery moved to Fort Point Channel in Boston, MA, where it hosted exhibits and participated in Open Studios. In 1997 the gallery co-coordinated a digital printmaking workshop at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, and joined the steering committee of the Boston Cyberarts Festival, for which it has produced more than a dozen exhibitions over four festivals.

119 Gallery (renamed for its new address at 119 Chelmsford Street) reopened in July 2005, less than a mile from the downtown Lowell, MA. The gallery is divided into a storefront office, and main gallery. Each year the gallery hosts eight to twelve major exhibits, plus classes and workshops, and approximately 150 of music, dance and video performances.

For info on exhibits, the Annual Juried Show and Members’ Show contact Mary Ann Kearns. To book an events contact bookings.

911 Electronic Media Arts Inc dba 119 Gallery is a 501(c)(3) educational corporation. We look forward to partnering and collaborating with local, national, and international artists and organizations. More info: www.guidestar.org

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