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If you live in Huntsville chances are you have been to the Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Venue. Originally a Cotton Mill consisting of 171,000. square feet, it opened its doors in 1901 with 25,000 spindles which could take locally grown cotton and turn into woven cloth. Over the years the plant has produced many different products. After its purchase by General Shoe Company later known as Genesco, they manufactured shoes of all brands and were even known for producing boots for the soldiers during the Vietnam War. Today the mill has been transformed into a fun place to go for the entire family. It is geared toward Music and the Arts. There are currently 148 working art studios and over 200 artists located at the mill. There are six art galleries and a multi use theater. The Flying Monkey Theater features plays and performances of all types and for all ages. There are classes taught by well known comic illustrators if you feel the calling. There are eating bistros when you get hungry.The studios sell paintings, ceramics and glass blown creations. Don't like what you see, well take a class and learn how. There are many classes and workshops for every creative mind at Lowe Mill. There are Yoga classes, Dance classes and even Culinary classes for those that love to cook.For eight weeks during the spring and fall there are series of free concerts under the water tower called "Concerts on the Dock". These concerts feature local, regional and national musicians that perform for hundreds while the kids throw Frisbee's and have a good time. Parking is only $5.00. Lowe Mill has something for everyone and is such a popular venue for summertime events. They have a calendar online to tell you about all the scheduled events happening during the season. If you have not experienced the Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Venue...you need to...I guarantee a great time.