Seaport Art Walk

2018 Freedom And Equality

The New Bedford Seaport Art Walk unites two of the city’s nationally recognized cultural and commercial assets, its working waterfront and its working artists. It is the first large format outdoor public art installation along the waterfront in the city. Each summer, ten to twenty sculptures are temporarily installed along MacArthur Blvd, City Pier, State Pier, and the Seaport Cultural District downtown.

This year’s theme – “Freedom and Equality” – honors the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass and his History in New Bedford as his first free home after escaping slavery. Artists will submit proposals reflecting the vision he and many New Bedford Abolitionists held sacred: Social Justice, Human Rights, Liberation, Emancipation, and sanctuary.

Listing of Artists, Sculptures and Murals below:

1) Donna Dodson: sculpture “Madam President: A Monument to the First Female President of the USA and to the Dream that Every Girl Can Become The President of the USA”
2) Jessica Bregoli and Alanna Boucher: sculpture “Weights of the Past”
3) Julie Bardon: sculpture “Log Cabin – Safe Haven on the Way to Freedom”
4) Justin Cifello “Mixed Messages; Beacons of Welcome/Windows to Breathe Free”
5) Tracy Barbosa: mural “Same Window, Different Day”
6) Lauren Savoia: mural “YLA Fight for Freedom and Equality”  – collaboration with Youth Leadership Academy, Boys and Girls Club
7) Melonie Poirier: sculpture “The Missing Piece”
8) Eric Lintala: sculpture “Shackles Broken – Free At Last”

To learn more about the artists Click here and download their Bios*

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 2018 New Bedford Seaport Art Walk download the Sponsorship Form.

Donations made by credit card are being accepted via Go Fund Me.

The Seaport Art Walk is a collaboration of the City of New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell, Port of New Bedford, Destination New Bedford, New Bedford Parks, Recreation, and Beaches, NBbeautiful, New Bedford Historical Society, and Seastreak Ferry Company and is funded through grants and generous donations from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New Bedford Economic Development Council, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts.