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Remembering the SouthCoast master of marine art, Louis Sylvia

By Jonathan Comey Ever wonder about the people behind the paintings you see on SouthCoast walls? One of the things that makes our region special is our sense of history and our embrace of the sea, which mix naturally to create a culture rich with maritime art. Many public buildings are adorned with wonderful art in different styles, from historic …

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Gallery X – showcasing the talent of community artists, poets, musicians and thespians since the 80s

There are a number of organizations, landmarks and businesses that are quintessential New Bedford. Nothing says “New Bedford” more than these establishments and no one who has grown up in the city is unaware of their presence. It’s hard to think of our city without them and simply saying New Bedford is enough to evoke their images. One of these …

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Partnership Establishes Annual Award to Recognize Beautification Efforts by New Bedford Residents, Businesses and Groups

nbbeautiful, a public-private effort dedicated to enhancing the beauty of New Bedford by encouraging and facilitating community participation in beautification projects throughout the city has created an award to recognize citizens who have beautified a space or building in New Bedford. The first annual New Bedford Beautification Awards will publically honor and commend homeowners, individuals and business owners who showcase …

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Jasmine Guy Visits New Bedford High School

We caught up with actress Jasmine Guy (A Different World, Harlem Nights) as she offered a Master Class in Acting to New Bedford High School Students on February 4th, 2016. Video by Josh Souza / New Bedford Guide.

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Poetry Slammers Wanted for February Coffeehouse

Your Theatre, Inc. is bringing a new poetry experience to its audience in the dead of winter: LOVE TO HATE TO LOVE ~ Poetry of the Soul. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, YTI will become a coffeehouse where poets from New Bedford and surrounding towns will share compositions in a range of voices, styles and approaches. Some will read from …

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Artist Spotlight: Stryker Jeff

Here’s New Bedford Guide’s first local artist spotlight! I had a chance to meet Stryker Jeff at his artist space at 101 Rodney French Blvd. during New Bedford Open Studios from October 4-5, 2014. Want to get featured? Send us an email to info@newbedfordguide.com. Stryker’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Art-by-Stryker/212430425510397?ref=br_tf

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Zach Meunier unveils latest artwork at Carabiners

Zach Meunier unveiled his latest artwork at the Carabiner’s open house Sunday, September 7th, 2014.

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New Bedford Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals for Community-Oriented Programming

The New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) is now accepting grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programs. Grant applications are due Wednesday, October 15, 2014. New Bedford Cultural Council (NBCC) funds programs that promote excellence, access, education, and diversity in the Arts, Humanities and Interpretive Sciences to improve the quality of life for city residents.  NBCC ensures that New …

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Art Rocks! Open Call for local artists

By Jeff Costa Carabiner’s Climbing + Fitness in New Bedford is holding an open call for local artists.  Inspired by the downtown New Bedford art scene, Carabiner’s, New Bedford’s nationally-ranked climbing gym and newly renovated fitness center, is holding its first ever art competition:  ART ROCKS!  One first place winner will receive a paid-in-full one year membership to Carabiner’s plus …

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“Made in New Bedford” campaign launched by new business, seeks artists, artisans and craftsmen

The Landing Gift Shop & Chandlery is one of the newest establishments to open in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. One of the first things the shop’s owner Laurie “Elby” Botelho noticed before she decided to open the district’s newest retail shop was that most of the souvenirs available to visitors and tourists did not represent the history, …

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