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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.



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 […]

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 […]

Short Plays Marathon

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

Culture Park Theatre calls for short plays for the first in-person Short Plays Marathon since 2019. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cook Memorial Theatre at the Whaling Museum. New, 15-minute play submissions will be accepted until Sept. 15. For more information, go to