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A Week for the Arts in New Bedford


Michael Silvia
by Michael Silvia

If you haven’t figured it out yet, downtown New Bedford has become an “Art Mecca” of sorts. Historically, New Bedford has always had numerous art galleries, and has always been a great place for artists to showcase their work, take part in art-centric activities and network with other artists. Walk into The Green Bean Cafe, The Pour Farm Tavern or dozens of other businesses downtown and you will find art for sale from local artists.

Earlier this month (2-3 Oct), New Bedford artists opened their hideouts to the public with “Open Studios“, which gave the public a chance to immerse fully into local art scene. This week offers two opportunities for artists to showcase their talent and for the public to get exposed yet again to some fun art activities.

Artist Trading Card Night
21 Oct, 7-9 PM
Trading Card Night New BedfordNew Bedford Art Museum
608 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA

Details: Calling all artists: painters, calligraphers, poets, photographers, weavers, printers, carvers, sculptors, metal smiths, ceramicists, type setters, and many others to join together for an artist trading card night. Bring twenty pieces or more of original or limited edition work measuring 2.5” x 3.5” with your signature to: The New Bedford Art Museum, 608 Pleasant St, New Bedford!

The Art Battle
22 Oct, 7-10 PM
384 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA

Details: Art Works is inviting artist to come and partake in a night of creativity, music and fun. Artists Art Battle New Bedfordwho are registered (needs to be done in advance) will be paired with another artist and will each create a piece of original work in two hours in front of a live audience. They will be given a topic that night in which their artwork has to relate to. All artist should bring their own supplies and there is a $15 entry fee for artist. The audience will be able to vote on which piece of artwork they feel fulfilled the requirements the best and the winning artist will receive $100 cash. There will be a $3 cover at the door for anyone who would like to attend. The band Riff Parade will also be providing music and entertainment throughout the evening. The artwork that is completed that night will be hung in the gallery until the first week of November. If you have any questions please call 508-984-1588 or email Ryan at ryandraws2@yahoo.com.


About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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