SInce 1852 we have been guiding our customers in the visual art world from our store in Worcester, Massachusetts. We carry and array of traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery and paper arts products which can be found alongside new trends in creative expression.
Let us help you with any creative projects you may have.
The first store was founded by Mr. O.C. White who began by selling basic paint and art supplies. Later the business was sold to and employee of Mr Whites - the stores namesake - Mr. Charles C. Lowell. In the early 1900's, the store was moved to Pearl Street - where it actually sold gasoline for the new invention called the automobile. In 1957 the business moved to Mechanic Street until 1973. In addition to retail sales, C.C. Lowell had a large wholesale paint business in central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut, and Southern New Hampshire.
The store remained in the Lowell family until the mid 1960's. From 1964 until 1987, C.C. Lowell was owned by different partnerships of 3 to 7 people who had been employees of the original family. The store was then moved to 500 Park Avenue (the old Hillcrest Dairy) and in 1987 was purchased by Koenig Corporation and then by Worcester's own Mr. William (Bill) Cavanagh. In October 2012, C.C. Lowell's general manager of 18 years - Kristen Sciascia - purchased C.C. Lowell from Bill Cavanagh and began her regime of providing art supplies and creative services for Worcester and artists everywhere. Don't forget to say hello to our new fearless leader next time you visit C.C. Lowell!