Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment – Huntsville, Alabama - Atlas Obscura

Huntsville, Alabama

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Once a bustling cotton factory, this early 20th-century building is now home to a thriving artspace.  

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Lowe Mill is an undiscovered gem in Huntsville, Alabama. Currently home to over 140 art studios, the building began as a cotton mill in 1901, before transforming into a shoe factory in 1945. Most of the studios are “working” studios, meaning the artists use the space to create, not necessarily to sell items. However, there are nights throughout the year where all the studios are open to the public. 

The mill also hosts open hours each week for the general public. During the warmer months, concerts are held outside on the docks.

The artwork inside ranges in variety, from cigar box guitars and DnD figures, to pottery and intricate glasswork. There’s also a colony of bats that live on-site. They can often be seen leaving the smoke towers just before dusk. Best of all, admission is free. 

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