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COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.

 

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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
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2022 Seaport Art Walk

New Bedford Seaport Cultural District New Bedford, MA

The 2022 Seaport Art Walk "Open Spaces" officially opens during the July 14 AHA! Night. Sculptures and murals reflect the idea of creating open space for our minds and souls, […]

Free

Three of a Kind Exhibit

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

Three artists (Anarchestra, James Reitzas, and Barney Zeitz) use a welding torch to create works of art. Each one has a different purpose, but all come out the same. They create art from metal in different ways. Musical instruments, statues, and hammered metal. A collection of found objects to untouched metal molded into art. Each […]

David Walega: Tiny Poems Every Where

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

"Tiny Poems Every Where: A Selection of Black & White Photographs" by artist David Walega is on display in the Frederick Douglas Gallery at Gallery X through Sunday, Oct. 2. David Walega is a designer, painter, and photojournalist. Born and raised on the South Coast, he has lived in Seattle, Los Angeles, and most recently calls […]

Call For Art: Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Gallery X 169 William St., New Bedford, MA

This exhibition is open to all artists working in any medium. To some, this may mean work focusing on nightmares' dark or frightening aspects. For others, this may mean work that is surreal and whimsical. Deadline to submit: October 3 Non-members $10 per piece, 3 for $25, or 5 pieces for $40. Free for members. […]

Divulgences Exhibit: Brooke Mullins Doherty

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

Brooke Mullins Doherty’s tree-inspired sculptures, drawings, and prints have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has also created sculptural commissions for the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton; The Naked Oyster in Hyannis; Providence Community Acupuncture; and The Spot in Providence. "My drawings, prints, and paintings explore connections and communications between and within […]

DATMA National Call for Art

DATMA is issuing a call for art for an outdoor installation on the shelter theme. New Bedford will serve as a canvas for art exploring the role of shelter within the histories, communities, and cultures of the SouthCoast region and beyond. Artists are welcome to consider subjects including housing, the Underground Railroad, and/or immigration. Three […]

Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening

Viva Fall River Pop Up 333 South Main Street, Fall River, MA

The Viva Pop-Up Shop is designed to deliver the community’s desire for social and creative space in the city's heart. The public is invited to the shop for a celebratory moment and to meet the people behind the anomaly that is Viva Fall River. The new Viva Fall River Pop-Up Shop is a flexible retail […]

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Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market 2022

The Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market features shopping from multiple vendors, food, and entertainment every other Sunday until October 16 at Old Second St. in Fall River. Contact whatsup@fallriverfam.com for more information about being a vendor, musician, live artist, and more. The application is online at fallriverfam.com.

Autumn Grapevine Wreaths

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

Sometimes we make the wreaths themselves, but in this class, we're taking the easy way out and just decorating them. The $35 fee includes all fresh vines to make the wreath, flowers, greens, decor, tools, and embellishment. This is an adults-only workshop.

$35

Encaustic Demo with Dot Bergen

Westport Art Group 1740 Main Road, Westport, MA

Dot Bergen is a self-taught encaustic artist with advanced degrees In Zoology and Marine Biology.  Encaustic is the art of painting with molten pigmented beeswax mixed with resin. This versatile medium, dating back to the first century BC, can be used for many explorations, including texture, opacity, luminosity, assemblages, sculpture, and collage. The demonstration is […]

Free

Sugar Skull Pumpkin Painting

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

Paint a seasonal Sugar Skull Pumpkin; all materials are included.  With many images to choose from, you can simplify or beautify as much or as little as you like.  These little beauties will last all season. This workshop is for participants 12 and older.

$10
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Clarity Through Collage Club

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

In-person collage workshop on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month around an evolving altar, Participants create an individual intuitive art piece, then explore and receive insights through different Oracle and Tarot decks led by Co-Creative member, Melanie McMullin. Doors open at 5:45 pm. All materials are provided. This is a free event open […]

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Figure Drawing at Co+Creative

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

Figure Drawing with Kat Knutsen starts again this month at Co+Creative. Supplies will not be provided. Participants must bring whatever they enjoy drawing with, such as soft vine charcoal, graphite, watercolor, canvas, drawing paper, etc. Classes will resume on the following Thursdays from 7–9 p.m.: Sept. 15 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 17

$10
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Studio Saturdays on Hatch St.

Hatch Street Studios 88 Hatch Street, New Bedford, MA

Hatch Street Studios invites the community into their creative workspaces on the second Saturday of the month, June–Dec. from 11 a.m.–to 3 p.m. Visitors can wander from studio to studio, discovering the arts in all mediums, live music, art demos, and workshops.

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Artist Share at Co+Creative

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

Artists Share is a South Coast-based artist critique and discussion group hosted by Midori Creativity at the Co-Creative Center. All artists and artist friends are welcome to join the discussion. The group meets monthly to help each other progress and grow by sharing and exploring art together.

Leaf Lights Workshop

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

These simple yet elegant lights are easy to make and cast a warm and inviting feeling over any evening.  They make great hostess gifts or something to share with friends, neighbors, and family. This workshop is for participants who are 12 or older.

$10

Gull Gazing

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

Artist-in-Residence, Margo Connolly-Masson, and Mass Audubon educators host an evening of Gull Gazing. Participants will view seagulls in a whole new light after observing them and turning them into art. Meet in the Park’s courtyard to chat about local gulls before venturing out on a walk around downtown to observe gull behavior. As the sun […]

Free

Divulgences: Opening Reception

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

Brooke Mullins Doherty’s tree-inspired sculptures, drawings, and prints have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She has also created sculptural commissions for the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton; The Naked Oyster in Hyannis; Providence Community Acupuncture; and The Spot in Providence. "My drawings, prints, and paintings explore connections and communications between and within […]

Alison Wells Gallery: 8-Year Anniversary

Alison Wells Gallery 106 William St., New Bedford, MA

The Alison Wells Fine Art Gallery has been decorating the world for eight years. To commemorate this grand occasion, the public is invited to join in on the AHA! Night celebration. The evening includes gallery discounts, gift items, new artwork, treats and giveaways, and old-school reggae music from DJ Anj Kep from 6–8 p.m.

Free
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Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market 2022

The Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market features shopping from multiple vendors, food, and entertainment every other Sunday until October 16 at Old Second St. in Fall River. Contact whatsup@fallriverfam.com for more information about being a vendor, musician, live artist, and more. The application is online at fallriverfam.com.

Co-Creative Sessions: Writing About Your Own Art

Zoom Meeting

This free virtual workshop is intended to open up the writing process as a creative process and make space to generate new channels of understanding. Stace Brandt will outline strategies for translating the physical experience of art into words and also debunk some of the misconceptions surrounding art writing formalities.

Free

Pine Cone Owls Craft

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

Let your imagination limit the uniqueness of your friendly owl creations. All materials are included with the $5 fee. This workshop is intended for students aged 12 and over.

$5