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Check out this new live music podcast by Sean McCarthy - Sonic SouthCoast:"​From ska to acoustic, punk to classical, jaz...
07/14/2021
Sonic SouthCoast

Check out this new live music podcast by Sean McCarthy - Sonic SouthCoast:

"​From ska to acoustic, punk to classical, jazz to pop, the summer of 2021 got rolling in the parks, nightclubs and restaurants, promising a busy time for musicians and a smorgasbord of opportunity for audiences."

#NBcreative #LoveMyLocalMA #mylocalMA #SummerInTheSeaport ​#SonicSouthCoast #Seeworthy
https://sonicsouthcoast.music.blog/

Tell us about your local music! Email editor Sean McCarthy at [email protected]

The opening of Seaport Art Walk was a success! Be sure to check out each installation along the seaport, you will truly ...
07/13/2021

The opening of Seaport Art Walk was a success! Be sure to check out each installation along the seaport, you will truly be amazed. Thank you to all of the hard work from each artist: Alanna Boucher , Erin Meade, Jake Ginga, Marcus Cusick & Kyle Couture, and Eric Lintala, our partners DATMA AHA! New Bedford New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford Parks, Recreation & Beaches and all the attendees that night! This juried outdoor exhibition will be on view July through October.

This year's 2021 exhibition “Tides and Time,” is funded in part by New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, as well as the city of New Bedford's Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund, and Bristol County Savings Bank.

More photos can be found on our Instagram - @_nbcreative

Join us this Thursday July 8th on AHA! New Bedford for a tour of the 2021 Seaport Art Walk with curator Jessica Bregoli ...
07/07/2021

Join us this Thursday July 8th on AHA! New Bedford for a tour of the 2021 Seaport Art Walk with curator Jessica Bregoli - Sparling and artists Alanna Boucher, Jacob Ginga, Erin Meade, Eric Lintala, & Marcus Cusick.

We will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18. See you then!

#SummerInTheSeaport #LoveMyLocalMA #mylocalMA #SeaportCulturalDistrict #NBcreative #artiseverywhere #SeeWorthy #newbedfordlight #NewBedford #NBMA #artDNB

Join us this Thursday July 8th on AHA! New Bedford for a tour of the 2021 Seaport Art Walk with curator Jessica Bregoli - Sparling and artists Alanna Boucher, Jacob Ginga, Erin Meade, Eric Lintala, & Marcus Cusick.

We will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18. See you then!

#SummerInTheSeaport #LoveMyLocalMA #mylocalMA #SeaportCulturalDistrict #NBcreative #artiseverywhere #SeeWorthy #newbedfordlight #NewBedford #NBMA #artDNB

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07/07/2021

See this latest opportunity for small businesses in Massachusetts from Patronicity and Mass Growth Capital Corporation.

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large form...
07/07/2021

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation.

This year’s theme: “Tides and Time”
welcomes artists to submit proposals reflecting or commenting on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics, social justice, etc.

Meet Erin Meade @meadeinnb @artwithms.meade one of our Seaport Art Walk recipients. Catch Erin’s installation at the State Pier in the raised bed along the sidewalk to the right of the main car entrance. The official opening will be Thursday, July 8th, on AHA! Night, and we will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18.

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large form...
07/06/2021

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation.

This year’s theme: “Tides and Time”
welcomes artists to submit proposals reflecting or commenting on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics, social justice, etc.

Meet Eric Lintala, one of our Seaport Art Walk recipients.Catch Eric’s sculpture at Tonnessen Park in the middle of the circle of garden beds. The official opening will be Thursday, July 8th, on AHA! Night, and we will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18.

#ericlintala #ericlintalaart

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large form...
07/06/2021

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation.

This year’s theme: “Tides and Time”
welcomes artists to submit proposals reflecting or commenting on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics, social justice, etc.

Meet Jacob Ginga @makerjake , one of our Seaport Art Walk recipients. Catch Jacob’s mural at the electrical fence at 214 MacArthur Drive near the entrance to Cuttyhunk Ferry Pier. The official opening will be Thursday, July 8th, on AHA! Night, and we will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18.

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large form...
07/03/2021

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation.

This year’s theme: “Tides and Time”
welcomes artists to submit proposals reflecting or commenting on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics, social justice, etc.

Meet Marcus Cusick @marcuscusickart , one of our Seaport Art Walk recipients. Catch Marcus’ mural at the State Pier on the cement wall to the right of the parking attendant kiosk. The official opening will be Thursday, July 8th, on AHA! Night, and we will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18.

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large form...
07/02/2021

New Bedford’s annual Seaport Art Walk was founded in 2013 by artist Jessica Bregoli, and was the city’s first large format outdoor public art installation.

This year’s theme: “Tides and Time”
welcomes artists to submit proposals reflecting or commenting on our ever-changing climate, whether that be the ocean, environment, economy, politics, social justice, etc.

Alanna Boucher is one of our Seaport Art Walk recipients. Catch Alanna’s sculpture at the Corner of Elm Street and Route 18. The official opening will be Thursday, July 8th, on AHA! Night, and we will have a tour with the artists starting at 6pm meeting on the corner of Union and Rt. 18.

Tonight at the Seamen's Bethel. #FrederickDouglassLivedHere
07/01/2021

Tonight at the Seamen's Bethel. #FrederickDouglassLivedHere

Reading Douglass Together

In 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a powerful abolition speech at an invitation from a Women's group in Rochester, NY. At the time, the U.S. had over 3 million African Americans enslaved. While White Americans celebrated the Fourth of July as Independence Day, Douglass asked the question
"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Join the members of the New Bedford Historical Society as we read Douglass's words and talk about where we see ourselves as a country facing the issues of race and inclusion.
Thursday, July 1 from 6-8 PM
Seamen's Bethel
The event is free and we welcome readers.

The Dream Out Loud Center, Inc. is currently recruiting students grades 5-12 for some #free arts programs this summer! T...
06/30/2021

The Dream Out Loud Center, Inc. is currently recruiting students grades 5-12 for some #free arts programs this summer! The deadline to apply is this Saturday, July 3. #weartNB

06/29/2021

Vive Cabo Verde! This Thursday July 1 at 7PM celebrate Cape Verdean Independence festivities with "Um Frenti Unido - Um Projetu di Memoria Kultural" at the Verdean Veterans Memorial Hall- CV Vets Hall

Featuring the short film "Spirit of Cape Verde," Q&A with director Dr. Claire Andrade-Watkins of SPIA Media Productions, Inc. & Marcy DePina of FORSA Media Group LLC

Plus La Soul Renaissance poetry & music showcase!
-- Cape Verdean musicologist & vocalist Candida Rose
-- Cape Verdean drumline Batucada Otu Level
-- event photography by Djecy Ramos Photography
-- special guest poets from the Cape Verdean diaspora (Sign up for open mic at 7pm)
-- after party with DJ MD of FORSA Media Group LLC

The Um Frenti Unido project aims to archive the living memory of the Cape Verdean American community in New Bedford and explore how “creative placemaking” is a catalyst for the rapid rent increases leading to the displacement and gentrification of the historic African and Indigenous communities in Acushnet (New Bedford).

One day left! Help The Collective NB reach their $10,000 goal to create outdoor playing space. In the past 5 years they ...
06/29/2021
The Performing Arts Collective | Patronicity

One day left! Help The Collective NB reach their $10,000 goal to create outdoor playing space. In the past 5 years they have produced over 35 performances, worked with over 100 local artists and had over 2,000 audience members attend their live shows.

#NBCreative #MyLocalMA #LoveMyLocalMA #newbedfordlight #maculturaldistrict #artDNB #artiseverywhere #SummerInTheSeaport #thecollectiveNB #seeworthy #NewBedford #NBMA #lovewhereyoulive #theaterisback

https://www.patronicity.com/project/the_performing_arts_collectives_makes_a_space#

The Performing Arts Collective is Building Portable Staging & Updating Technical Equipment to Host Outdoor Events in Our Community

Thank you New Bedford Light - A community-news organization for featuring some of the many arts and culture events happe...
06/28/2021
Summer arts explosion - The New Bedford Light

Thank you New Bedford Light - A community-news organization for featuring some of the many arts and culture events happening in #NewBedford this summer!

#NBCreative #artiseverywhere #SummerInTheSeaport #LoveMyLocalMA #MyLocalMA #maculturaldistrict #artDNB Reggae On West Beach Ethan De Aguiar Jasmyn Baird S & G Project Gallery Kilburn Artisan Center The Kilburn Mill AHA! New Bedford Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford Whaling Museum GalleryX Community Economic Development Center New Bedford Economic Development Council #newbedfordlight

https://newbedfordlight.org/summer-arts-explosion/?utm_medium=email&mc_cid=eec35459c4&mc_eid=0bcead627e

‘Now we're seeing a return to in-person events, which is so exciting,’ said Margo Saulnier, New Bedford’s creative strategist.

What's happening in #NewBedford this summer? A LOT. Artists, musicians, dancers, poets, dream-makers, culture bearers --...
06/24/2021
Arts + Culture eNews for June & July

What's happening in #NewBedford this summer? A LOT. Artists, musicians, dancers, poets, dream-makers, culture bearers -- we are back, we are in-person, and we are here to inspire, heal, provoke, and have fun!
#NBcreative #ArtisEverywhere #SummerintheSeaport #artDNB #mylocalMA #lovewhereyoulive #exploreDNB #NBMA #shopDNB #seeworthy #lovemylocalMA #myTDI #SeaportCulturalDistrict #LovetheAve #SouthEndEngaged #MACulturalDistrict
https://conta.cc/3gUi9y8

Summer in the Seaport: celebrating in-person events and exhibitions! Arts + Culture eNews for June & July DATMA launches WATER 2021, reviewed in The Boston Globe and filmed for WGBH's Open Studio Mass

Congratulations to the Cape Verdean American Veterans Association, celebrating their 75th Anniversary! There are some ex...
06/23/2021

Congratulations to the Cape Verdean American Veterans Association, celebrating their 75th Anniversary!

There are some exciting cultural events being planned this summer -- follow Verdean Vets Memorial Hall - CV Vets Hall for the first notice: https://www.facebook.com/Verdean-Veterans-Memorial-Hall-CV-Vets-Hall-107165908270541/?ref=page_internal

#artiseverywhere #umfrentiunido #LaSoulRenaissance #LoveMyLocalMA #lovewhereyoulive

La Soul Renaissance - Um Frenti Unido - Um Projetu di Memoria Kultural would like to acknowledge today June 21, 2021 is the 75th Anniversary of the historic Cape Verdean American Veterans Association (CVAVA)

The Cape Verdean American Veterans Association, Inc. was created by Cape Verdean veterans who served in World War II yet were not granted access to other veteran associations due to racial discrimination.

The association was established 75 years ago today on June 21, 1946, The CVAVA remains the only Cape Verdean veterans association in the nation and perhaps is the only Cape Verdean veterans association in the world.

The mission of the association includes providing a safe space to foster camaraderie among Cape Verdean veterans and other military veterans. Additionally the association seeks to support and advocate on behalf of our veterans and the local & global Cape Verdean community.

The organization held it's first meetings at the Cape Verdean Beneficent Association of New Bedford (which was founded in 1916 as the first Cape Verdean organization in the United States). The Cape Verdean American Veterans Association need for permanent home led to the creation of the Verdean Veterans Memorial Foundation (VVMF).

The Verdean Veterans Memorial Foundation was established for the purpose of constituting and maintaining suitable quarters for civic, cultural, educational, and charitable projects and more especially to provide an adequate community center and home for the Cape Verdean American Veterans Association. In 1960, the VVMF purchased and opened the Verdean Veterans Memorial Hall- CV Vets Hall located on 561 Purchase Street, in New Bedford.

Verdean Veterans Memorial Hall (also called CV VETS HALL) historically has been open to the public and used for cultural programming, national & international elections, cultural cooking lessons, political debates, balls, community forums, organization and community meetings, weddings, plays, reunions, youth athletic programs, concerts, funeral repasses, fundraisers, a census site, as a depository for archives of Cape Verdean people in the region, and as a routine welcome point for dignitaries from Cabo Verde.

Cape Verdean American Veterans Association and Verdean Veteran Memorial Hall are the birthplace of the Cape Verdean Recognition Committee, Inc and the Cape Verdean Parade Committee which have organized and sponsored the annual Cape Verdean Recognition Day Parade since 1974.

Um Frenti Unido - Um Prujeto di Memória Kultural (A United Front - A Cultural Memory Project) aims to archive the living memory of the Cape Verdean American community in New Bedford and explore how “creative placemaking” is a catalyst for the rapid rent increases leading to the displacement and gentrification of the historic African and Indigenous communities in Acushnet (New Bedford).

Historically, New Bedford is the first American city that Cape Verdeans immigrated to. Moreover, Cape Verdeans are also the first African people to “voluntarily'' emigrate to the United States, post European colonization. This makes this community uniquely important to African, Cape Verdean, and American history. T

This cultural memory project will elevate first person narratives from this historic African immigrant community. It will also explore the cross cultural relationships and moments of solidarity between the Cape Verdean, African American, Caribbean, Pokanoket, Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Narragansett and Indigenous communities.

The project is being led by La Soul Renaissance and has received support from "Art is Everywhere" (MassDevelopment - Barr Foundation - NB Creative)

Congratulations to The Scallop, Our Sisters' School, New Bedford Children, Iva Brito, South Coast LGBTQ Network, Little ...
06/18/2021

Congratulations to The Scallop, Our Sisters' School, New Bedford Children, Iva Brito, South Coast LGBTQ Network, Little People's College, and La Soul Renaissance on being our 2021 #ArtIsEverywhere grant recipients!

“Each proposal had a unique take on how art can inspire new connections and rekindle old ones,” says Takeru Nagayoshi, member of the Review Committee for the 2021 Art is Everywhere special grant program — and 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, from New Bedford High School. “In a year where we lost so much in our communities, I felt hope for how art can bring us back together.”

This grant is funded by MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) and the Barr Foundation. For more information about the Art is Everywhere grant and this year's funded projects, visit newbedfordcreative.org/grant-programs.

#weartNB #artiseverywhere #NBCreative #artDNB #summerintheseaport #myTDI #PowerOfCulture #MACulturalDistrict #mylocalMA #LoveMyLocalMA

Congratulations to The Scallop, Our Sisters' School, New Bedford Children, Iva Brito, South Coast LGBTQ Network, Little People's College, and La Soul Renaissance on being our 2021 #ArtIsEverywhere grant recipients!

“Each proposal had a unique take on how art can inspire new connections and rekindle old ones,” says Takeru Nagayoshi, member of the Review Committee for the 2021 Art is Everywhere special grant program — and 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, from New Bedford High School. “In a year where we lost so much in our communities, I felt hope for how art can bring us back together.”

This grant is funded by MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) and the Barr Foundation. For more information about the Art is Everywhere grant and this year's funded projects, visit newbedfordcreative.org/grant-programs.

#weartNB #artiseverywhere #NBCreative #artDNB #summerintheseaport #myTDI #PowerOfCulture #MACulturalDistrict #mylocalMA #LoveMyLocalMA

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At its most powerful, the arts and culture of a city can help reveal the shadows of the past, amplify its present and shine a light toward its future. By standing in solidarity with the movement for Black lives, the New Bedford Creative Consortium promises to do our part to end systemic racism, inequitable opportunities, and discriminatory violence, no matter how long it takes.

We acknowledge the leadership and are proud of our youth organizers in our city, and recognize the generations of frustration and pain people of color have experienced here and throughout the country. The challenge to ensure all people are equal in our community requires a deeper examination – and it is important we all reflect on the truth of our past as a community and incorporate it in all aspects of our current and future practice.

Our vision as the creative community in New Bedford is to be “an engaged and powerful partner, inspiring social, economic, and cultural growth.” One of our roles as leaders of arts and culture is to ensure that people of color in our city receive equal treatment, respect and opportunity each and every citizen is entitled to in this country. We will continue to support our organizational partners and artists who do this important work in order for people of color to succeed, feel safe, seen, and empowered.

Over the past year and a half, New Bedford Creative has invested $182,000 in grants with 62% of those funds directly to minority-led organizations or projects. However, we all have more work to do. Only by listening, learning, and empowering creativity for all our citizens will we continue to realize the vision of a more just society in New Bedford and beyond.


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#ArtisEverywhere It's Monday again and it's another day affected by this ongoing global pandemic. Listen to our latest podcast, Episode 22, featuring printmaker, painter, gallery owner, and art educator who has operated the Judith Klein Art Gallery/Studio for over ten years. #artistsindex #podcastsofinstagram #artistsindexpodcasts Listen online or through Apple Podcasts.
It's Monday again and it's another day affected by this ongoing global pandemic. Listen to our latest podcast, Episode 22, featuring printmaker, painter, gallery owner, and art educator who has operated the Judith Klein Art Gallery/Studio for over ten years. #artistsindex #podcastsofinstagram #artistsindexpodcasts Listen online or through Apple Podcasts.
#ArtisEverywhere Our latest podcast. Episode 21 with Peter Pereira
It's Monday!
Hello Everyone, If you are interested in making a creative 1 paragraph proposal on the themes of Wicked Cool Places: Palate to Palette - Art at the Market please send an email to [email protected] Jan. 25th: Winter Medley: The Comfort of Food, Art and Music (seeking Artist) asap please. Music by DD, Denise Bastos and friends. Food by Chef Alia from DōCo. with a sampling of foods from the New Bedford Farmers Market vendors. Food, Art, Music are open to interpretation within the guideline of the following themes and is a PAYING GIG. Saturday dates 10-2: Feb. 8th: (Black History Month) Feb. 29th: (Leap Year) March 28th: (Women's History) April 25th: (Earth Day) looking forward to hearing from you. Peace~
One-day workshop next Sunday: Learn all about "Painting Water" at Catherine Carter Art Studio! We will discover ways to paint still water, reflections, waterfalls, waves, and more, using water-based paints ... beginning and experienced artists welcome.
It's the third quarterly gathering of creative minds in New Bedford - all are invited to attend the Makers' Space in the Visitor Center at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William St.
Thanks to our Wicked Cool Places Grant, we are off and running!
Job opportunity at Amaral's Market!
The Mayor is Open for Business! #workingforthecity
Come share your creative talents in our shared space and professional environment . Give Ines VL a call @ 401-5451801