Celebrate 170 Years! Join us!

LET'S CELEBRATE! Happy 170th Birthday!

Thursday, October 20, 2022 5-8pm

C.C. Lowell was founded in 1852 by Mr. O.C. White who began by selling basic paint and art supplies. Later the business was sold to an 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. The store remained in the Lowell family until the 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 and was owned by William Cavanagh until 2012.  The company was purchased by Kristen Sciascia, and employee since 1995, in October 2012.

In July of 2016 Kristen moved to its newest location at 455 Pleasant Street.

C.C. Lowell Art Supply Company is the oldest art supply store in the country and the first art supply store in the United States.  Always in Worcester, Massachusetts.