Cultural Affairs and Special Events Department Overview
The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events (CASE)
is the official arts and events agency for the City of Lowell, MA. Established by City ordinance in May 2008, CASE's mission is to help create a high quality cultural environment that offers appealing experiences to the city’s diverse population, stimulate economic development in the City and encourage people to participate in the culture of the community. As both a service and presenting organization, CASE accomplishes this mission by planning yearly community events including the 4th of July celebration, Downtown Trick or Treating in partnership with Monster Bash, City of Lights, Winterfest and the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast. In addition, the office of CASE provides logistical support for major events like the Lowell Folk Festival, the Bay State Marathon and the Southeast Asian Water Festival. For smaller community events, the office of CASE can provide assistance with the public event permitting process. Working together, COOL and CASE created the Guide To Permitting for Festivals and Special Events
, to make the process of navigating City services easier.
CASE also works to promote Lowell as a film making destination and can aid with site selection and coordination of City services.
The Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) serves as the non-profit arm of CASE. The mission of COOL is to foster engagement in arts and culture and increase the visibility and vitality of Lowell’s creative community. COOL manages the City's community and cultural calendar, as well as the cultural sections of the City's informational website, lowell.org. To learn more about Lowell's rich cultural community visit, COOL's website.
Winterfest Human Dog Sled Races