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William Shattuck Art Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be exhibiting the luminous landscape paintings of a Dedee Shattuck Gallery favorite: William C. Shattuck. The opening night is from 5–6 p.m. on Friday, June 3 […]

Henry Horenstein Exhibit

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, filmmaker, and teacher. The New Bedford native studied at RISD in the 1970s under Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. He is also […]

$9 – $19

Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth-century American Landscapes

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The SouthCoast of Massachusetts is home to an array of stunning private collections with demonstrated strengths in nineteenth-century American landscape painting. This exhibition draws together gems from private collections with […]

Story Walk at The Acushnet Sawmill

The Sawmill 32 Mill Road, Acushnet, MA

The fall story walk at the Acushnet river reserve is up for public view. The focus is on the book Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak. The story highlights […]


Intro to Dance

Attitude Academy of Performing Arts 637 Tarkiln Hill Rd, New Bedford, MA

Attitude Academy of Performing Arts offers introductory dance classes for students of all ages and levels. From now until the end of November, the school runs a special two-week promotion […]


The Apple Tree on the Abandoned Railroad Line Exhibit

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

The artist couple, Elin Noble and Lasse Antonsen, have long careers as artists, but this exhibition marks the first time they are presenting work they have made together.   Noble and […]


Call for Art: Gallery Xmas Show

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Work may be submitted during Gallery hours or by appointment from November 19 through November 28. Gallery X-Mas is the annual open call, “cash & carry” exhibition of original works […]

$10 – $40

Tidings 2022: Call for Poetry

Co-Creative Center Gallery 137 Union Street, New Bedford, MA

Submissions for Tidings are open now through Dec. 10, 2022. Please send us up to two (2) poems, short prose of 800 words or less, or two (2) pieces of […]

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, MA

The Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is bigger and more vibrant than ever this year, with over 3 ½ million bright lights. This festive family-friendly event runs […]

$10 – $12

Art is Everywhere Grant Workshops

Art is Everywhere grant applications are now open with a deadline of December 15 for Phase 1, and December 30 for Phase 2. New Bedford Creative has scheduled four workshops to assist anyone who may need help applying for an Art is Everywhere grant. The workshops are as follows: ​Monday, Nov. 14 from 6-7 p.m. […]

NB Creative Info Session: ARTnet and Art is Everywhere

Immigrant Assistance Center 58 Crapo Street, New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Creative facilitates several grant programs to help advance New Bedford as one of the most culturally unique and creative cities in America. Funding from 2022-2024 is provided by […]

Committee on Ordinances


The Committee on Ordinances will meet remotely at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28. The meeting will be livestreamed on New Bedford Cable Access Facebook page. On the agenda: An […]

Origami Christmas Trees and Stars

New Bedford Arts & Cultural Emporium 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Learn the satisfying art of Origami beginning with these simple holiday classics.  The trees and stars can be made in any color.  Students will learn how to make three kinds […]


Community Preservation Committee


The Community Preservation Committee will meet remotely via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29. You can join the meeting here.  PASSCODE 437448 Or by calling (646) 558 8656 and […]