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Turn The Tide: Courtney Mattison Exhibit

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

Courtney Mattison defines herself as both an artist and an ocean advocate. Her work illustrates the widespread and devastating effects of ocean warming and pollution on marine species, including corals […]

NBAM CAIR: Deana Tavares

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Art Museum is happy to introduce the next Community Artist in Residence, Deana Tavares. The talented visual artist is also a published poet, singer/songwriter, and actor. Her […]

NBAM Annual Member’s Exhibition

New Bedford Art Museum 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA

The annual Member's Exhibition is currently on display at the New Bedford Art Museum from Dec. 4, 2021, to May 8, 2022. Visitors can view both the winning selections and […]

Co Creative Center Member’s Show

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

The member gallery exhibition features a wide variety of multi-disciplinary artists and their works. Many are these pieces are created right in-house and within the community. Patrons will meet the […]

Free

Christopher Volpe: Loomings Exhibit

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

Christopher Volpe's Loomings exhibit is on view in the Braitmayer Family Gallery in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Named after the first chapter of Moby Dick, all of the tar, […]

Call For Art: Gallery X Fresh Art Show

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Gallery X seeks new artwork completed within the last three months (after Oct. 1, 2021). Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2022. The opening reception for the Fresh Art […]

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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

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January Artists of the Month

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The MaiatoFitz Art Gallery is proud to present the January Artists of the Month: Mary Jodoin & William D. Jordan, III. Both photographers' work is displayed in Studio 2-62 in […]

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19 on Paper at Narrows

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

19 on Paper is a collaboration of artists who created and displayed works on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists, and sculptors. The group has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in New England and abroad.

Creature Creations: Animal-Inspired Art

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

This is a program for kids ages 3 and up that combines art and animals. Participants will have a private encounter with Odin the #opossum and then create their own artwork in the classroom led by instructor Kathleen Patrick.

$16 – $27
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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

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January Artists of the Month

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The MaiatoFitz Art Gallery is proud to present the January Artists of the Month: Mary Jodoin & William D. Jordan, III. Both photographers' work is displayed in Studio 2-62 in the Kilburn Mill until Jan. 31. The majority of Mary Jodoin's creations focus on cityscapes and urban photography. She likes to capture images at a […]

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The Art of 2 Mad Women No. 2: Gallery X

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Susan Hauck is a self-taught, lifelong learner. As she describes,  her work focuses on the mid-century "Atomic Age" with a healthy dose of humor. Susan also respects the far east cultures, geisha being the main focus. Also, self-taught, Cherilynn Pimental has spent her life creating as a closet artist. While she loves nature, her art […]

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Papier Mache Mask Workshop

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Instructor Karen Zukas teaches participants (aged 10 and up) about the art of papier-mache. The goal of the event is to create a giant celebratory head to be worn or displayed. The course fee is $75.00, $10 for extra-large balloons, papers, glue, aluminum foil, tools, brushes, and paint.

$75
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Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

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Story & Crafts at K&A Creations

K&A Creations 127 W. Rodney French Blvd. Rm. S2-72 2nd floor, New Bedford, MA

Starting Thursday, Jan. 6 K&A Creations we will offer Story & Crafts for children of all ages. This event will take place every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Kids will enjoy a new story each week then paint a craft to take home.

$10
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The Art of 2 Mad Women No. 2: Gallery X

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Susan Hauck is a self-taught, lifelong learner. As she describes,  her work focuses on the mid-century "Atomic Age" with a healthy dose of humor. Susan also respects the far east cultures, geisha being the main focus. Also, self-taught, Cherilynn Pimental has spent her life creating as a closet artist. While she loves nature, her art […]

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19 on Paper at Narrows

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

19 on Paper is a collaboration of artists who created and displayed works on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists, and sculptors. The group has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in New England and abroad.

Recurring

Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

Recurring

The Art of 2 Mad Women No. 2: Gallery X

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Susan Hauck is a self-taught, lifelong learner. As she describes,  her work focuses on the mid-century "Atomic Age" with a healthy dose of humor. Susan also respects the far east cultures, geisha being the main focus. Also, self-taught, Cherilynn Pimental has spent her life creating as a closet artist. While she loves nature, her art […]

Recurring

19 on Paper at Narrows

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

19 on Paper is a collaboration of artists who created and displayed works on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists, and sculptors. The group has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in New England and abroad.

Recurring

Women’s Work Exhibit at Fishing Heritage Center

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA

Photographs and oral histories from more than 60 women shine a light on females' many roles in commercial fishing communities. Featured photographers include Shareen Davis, Markham Starr, and Phil Mello.

Recurring

The Art of 2 Mad Women No. 2: Gallery X

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

Susan Hauck is a self-taught, lifelong learner. As she describes,  her work focuses on the mid-century "Atomic Age" with a healthy dose of humor. Susan also respects the far east cultures, geisha being the main focus. Also, self-taught, Cherilynn Pimental has spent her life creating as a closet artist. While she loves nature, her art […]

Recurring

19 on Paper at Narrows

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

19 on Paper is a collaboration of artists who created and displayed works on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists, and sculptors. The group has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in New England and abroad.