ArtWeek MA in New Bedford

April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am – May 6, 2018 @ 11:45 pm
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ArtWeek MA in New Bedford @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become a state-wide, annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

Here’s what is happening during ArtWeek MA in New Bedford:

Print It!
Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, New Bedford

The MakerSpace at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is hosting a special ArtWeek printmaking craft! Come and enjoy a child-friendly printmaking activity for all ages with something the kids can take home. Learn about old signs and texts from New Bedford shops of years gone by, and learn how printed materials were made back in the 19th century. The MakerSpace is located on the second floor and there is free Parking on weekends in New Bedford!

New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series
Sunday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, New Bedford

Due to community support and rallying, nine groups involved in the community came together to host, plan, and outreach about the New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series! Having started in January, we will be concluding in April during ArtWeek! Come watch “How to Survive a Plague”, a harrowing documentary about the activism and epidemic around HIV and AIDs. Afterwards, we will talk about the film, and with local community partners about their work locally to address HIV/AIDs and the art behind the Aids Quilt. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is the host venue for the series in their theater.

Artist Sneak Preview of A Spectacle in Motion
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is holding a sneak preview of its upcoming exhibit A Spectacle in Motion, which will premiere a never-before-seen digital facsimile of the longest painting in America – the 1,275-foot-long Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World. The advanced screening for artists will be used to inspire attendees as part of a call for artistic interpretations of all mediums to be performed/exhibited alongside the exhibition throughout the summer of 2018.

Art at the Market: Painting with Potatoes
Thursday, May 3, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The New Bedford Farmers Market, 888 Purchase Street, New Bedford

Dyer Maker Studio will be at the New Bedford Farmers Market instructing customers and participants how to use food as color. We will “paint” with potatoes colored with natural food pigments to create an edible landscape made from locally grown produce. It is safe, chemical free, edible and completely natural. Let’s play with our food then eat it! This event is designed to merge the New Bedford creative arts community with the farmers market. Who knew art can be so delicious!?

Thursday, May 3, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

Developed special for ArtWeek, we invite the public to join us for this interactive closing reception of our Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP) exhibit with live music from local artist and DJ Andy Anello. Also enjoy a special trunk show with local student artisans from UMass Dartmouth College of Visual & Performing Arts. Meet these young artists, learn about their creative process, and find out what they learned about their creative side!

Art of Illusion
Saturday, May 5, Noon to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, Noon to 4:30 p.m.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street, New Bedford

Special for ArtWeek, teen magician Austin Jandrucko will be offering the Art of Illusion: A Magicial Experience. Austin will begin with his spellbinding magic show and then teach budding apprentices the basics of stage performance, improv, and the art of illusion. The magic show will take place each day from 12:00-1:00 pm, and the workshop will follow from 2:00-4:30 pm.

Viva Portugal!
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford

Now in its third year, “Viva Portugal” is a free celebration of Portuguese art and culture in the Southcoast. To create this “festa” or street party, ‘The Z’ harnessed the power of 12 local Portuguese-American organizations to laud the cultural heritage that defines the region. Four downtown New Bedford blocks are filled with people from all walks of life enjoying the tastes, sights and sounds of Portuguese culture, including lectures on the contributions of Portuguese-Americans, readings, live music, cooking demos, folkloric dance and more. Don’t miss the Lusiads Read-a-thon!

Re-Thinking Recycling
Sunday, May 6, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford

Did you know there is an estimated 93 to 236 thousand metric tons of plastic in the ocean? How can we limit this and think about saving our oceans in the great Bay State? People of all ages are invited to talk about the ocean, make crafts, and rethink using generated a whole new category of jazz.

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