Lawrence, Massachusetts is my hometown! I love my city. So does Lawrence Community Works (LCW), a nonprofit community development corporation working to transform and revitalize the physical, economic and social landscape of Lawrence. So does Union Crossing Creative Work Spaces, a home for artists, innovators, and organizations in the Merrimack Valley. On Friday, June 26th and again on Saturday, June 27th, LCW joins Union Crossing Creative Work Spaces to host ArtsCrawl for its second installment this year!

Located at 50 Island Street, Union’s Crossing Creative Work Spaces is one of the Merrimack Valley’s premier artist communities. A “collective of innovators, business owners, brilliant thinkers, makers and shakers from the greater Lawrence area.” Within this incredible space, you will also find programs under the direction of LCW, such as the Lawrence Financial Stability Center. The collaboration between Lawrence CommunityWorks and Union’s Crossing Creative Work Spaces combines both art and social services while supporting the people and artists of Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley.


On Friday, June 26th, myself and Lawrence-based DJ duo T.C.C. will be presenting an installation piece during ArtsCrawl which pays tribute to the culture of nightlife. Hosted by Pai Luna, T.C.C. will be playing House music for all attendees with an open dance space for everyone to enjoy! Join Steven “Rhythmz” Garcia and Alex “Dende” Colon from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for a special House Dance workshop before the party begins until 9:00 p.m.! It truly is a great honor and pleasure to be featured artists during ArtsCrawl this year!

ArtsCrawl is a free event for all ages and food trucks will be on site delivering their goods. You can ride the MBTA out to the partaay via its Haverhill line. http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=HAVRHILL&direction=O&timing=W&RedisplayTime=Redisplay+Time. ArtsCrawl at 50 Island Street is a quick walk from the Lawrence train station. If you are driving, there will be plenty of free parking!

We thank John Budzyna of the Essex Art Center and Renee Hopkins for this opportunity and we give much respect to Lawrence CommunityWorks and Union’s Crossing Creative Work Spaces for their work and this special event.

There will be much to experience from all of the artists involved. Support your local artists and social programs! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

A Manolo's Daughter Production

A Manolo’s Daughter Production


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect