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LIGHT 2020, See the Light in Downtown New Bedford


Last summer Design Art Technology Massachusetts (DATMA) gave us Silver Current, a spectacular tribute to wind and its role in New Bedford’s past and future. This summer their theme is Light, as in “The City that Lit the World,” and their first two installations are on view now.

by light sculptor Soo Sunny Park
View at the corner of Union & Purchase Streets in the windows of the CVPA building. It will be lit all summer from early morning till 1am and is especially beautiful in the evening.

by sound/light/performance specialists Masary Studios
Three large-scale digital projections on downtown facades, all with musical accompaniments. The first, a tribute to the fishing industry, is viewable now through July 2 on the wall of the Whaling Museum’s Paul Cuffe Park at the foot of Union St from 8pm till midnight.

LIGHT 2020 updates New Bedford’s legacy as the “City that Lit the World” with a renewable energy lens. Amid the global health crisis, the exhibits can be seen safely via car, bicycle, or on foot and via DATMA’s website and social media outlets. Take a sneak peek at the LIGHT 2020 exhibits page and learn more about the artists invited to share their artwork with the SouthCoast community this summer.

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