New Bedford’s creative, cultural, and business communities come together on the 2nd Thursday of each month to present AHA Moments: inspiring, festive adventures filled with art, music and history as well as eclectic dining and shopping.
“Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery” 106 William St. is conveniently located on the cobblestone streets of historic downtown, New Bedford MA. The gallery showcases the paintings of owner Alison Wells (Caribbean born Mixed Media Artist) and offers Original Paintings; Giclee Prints; Note Cards & Guest Artwork. Wells gives Art classes & Workshops on-line and at her Gallery. For further information contact Alison Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The mission of the Co-Creative Center (CO+) is to establish a footprint for creative enterprise in the historic downtown of New Bedford, which connects, supports and celebrates artists and cultural entrepreneurship.
The Co-Creative Center is a platform for the creative community that provides access to a flexible a workspace, studio, classroom, exhibition space and event space as needed. In fact, the Co-Creative Center is designed to provide all of the needs for creatives to thrive and build capacity in the city and region.
Beyond its physical attributes, CO+ serves as an active creative community hub. That provides the opportunity to build relationships among peers, partners and organizations by working together, sharing resources and benefiting from the art of community.
We are a liberal, progressive, religious community. We come together to support one another in building the Beloved Community. We help each other live lives of integrity, service, and love by offering; thoughtful and engaging worship that combines both head and heart, engaging workshops, interesting book groups, leadership roundtables, social opportunities for learning and sharing, and opportunities to give back to the larger community and to be in service with others.
Our building, which is Norman Gothic in style, was designed by the distinguished architects Alexander Jackson Davis and Russell Warren. Constructed in 1838 at a cost of about $40,000, it required 7,000 tons of granite, some blocks weighing as much as eight tons. The style of the interior details is Gothic, yet the spaciousness of the well-lighted interior and the simplicity and precision of the decorative elements have much in common with the Greek revival designs of the same period. In 1868 a chapel was added behind the church. In 1896 the Parish House was constructed with a style of architecture matching the original church building. In 1955 office space and meeting rooms were constructed in the basement.
The mosaic behind the pulpit was given in 1911 as a memorial to Judge and Mrs. Oliver Prescott by their three children, Oliver Prescott, Jr., Mrs. Frederick Stetson, and Miss Mary R. Prescott. Frederick Wilson was the artist who made the design for the Tiffany Studios. A Pilgrim ascending a dangerous mountain pass is guided on his way by a Guardian Angel. It is the largest and most intricate work of its kind in America, covering over 300 square feet of wall space and containing many thousands of pieces of Favrile glass set in cement.
The office is open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 1 pm, September-June. Visit us during AHA! nights, during Sunday service at 11 AM, or fellowship in the Parish Hall after service. All are welcome to join us.
LPC…Where children are special and learning is fun!
At Little People’s College we are much more than traditional child care. We strive to create a relaxed, trusting and caring learning environment. Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children are encouraged to pursue their own interests, develop friendships and grow in confidence, independence and respect for themselves and others. Our dedicated and well trained educators support and challenge your child as they develop a love for creative learning.
Massachusetts Design, Art, and Technology Institute (DATMA) presents impactful contemporary art at the intersection of design, art, and technology, combined with related community learning experiences, to spark creativity, collaboration, and economic innovation in the SouthCoast region and beyond.
New Bedford Creative is housed at the New Bedford Economic Development Council, and tasked with implementing the city’s first-ever strategic arts and culture plan, published in December 2018. The vision of the plan is that “In New Bedford, the creative community is an engaged and powerful partner, inspiring social, economic, and cultural growth. In this authentic seaport city, each and every person enjoys an opportunity to experience a diversity of cultures. Art is everywhere, encouraging fun, provoking thought, and nurturing the soul.”
Located in New Bedford, the nation’s most valuable fishing port, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the story of the fishing industry past, present, and future through exhibits, programs, and archives.
The Preservation Society is a private, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by private citizens who volunteer their time and effort to an annual Historic Holiday Tour, House and Garden Tours, a Historic Marker Program, the development of self-guided mobile architectural walking tours, an urban landscaping program (New Bedford Re-Leaf), summer walking tours, lectures on local history and historic preservation.
The mission of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is to place the world’s finest music at the center of the cultural life of the South Coast community. The NBSO enriches the lives of adults and children through the transforming power of great music, performing concerts at the highest level of professional standards and providing educational programs for children and listeners of all ages that deepen their enjoyment and understanding of music and make it a part of their daily lives.