Seaport Art Walk

2017 Sustainable Oceans


Call for artists

The New Bedford working waterfront will be transformed with original sculpture created by local artists. Ten to twenty sculptures will be temporarily installed along MacArthur Blvd, the City and State piers, and in the city’s Seaport Cultural District during the summer of 2017.

Artists are invited to submit proposals reflecting this year’s theme – “Sustainable Oceans”; bringing awareness to the problems and solutions, globally, in our oceans and waterways. Each artist should have a connection with New Bedford. This will be a Juried Show. Artists may receive up to $2,000 in funding per sculpture. Insurance is not provided.

Download the Call for Artists and Artist Proposal Forms. Artists Proposal submission deadline: April 1, 2017.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a Part of this Remarkable Project.
Your contribution will support artists in their work, highlight the importance of the arts, and create an inviting waterfront enjoyed by thousands of visitors to and residents of the city. To sponsor the 2017 New Bedford Seaport Art Walk download the SPAW 2017 Sponsorship Form.


Seaport Artwalk SponsorsThe Seaport Art Walk is a collaboration of the City of New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell, Port of New Bedford, Destination New Bedford, NBbeautiful, the Working Waterfront Festival, and Seastreak Ferry Company and is funded through grants and generous donations from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Massachusetts Cultural Council, New Bedford Economic Development Council, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts.


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