Opening Reception: Seaport Art Walk

June 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Moby Dicks Brewing CO.
16 S Water St
New Bedford, MA 02740
Destination New Bedford
(800) 508-5353
Opening Reception: Seaport Art Walk @ Moby Dicks Brewing CO. | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate the Opening of the 2018 Seaport Art Walk!

The New Bedford Art Walk unites two of the city’s nationally recognized cultural and commercial assets, its working artists and its working waterfront. Known for being the first largest 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.

This year’s theme “Freedom and Equality” honors the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass and New Bedford as his first free home after escaping slavery. Meet the artists whose work reflects the vision he and many New Bedford abolitionists held sacred: social justice, human rights, emancipation, and sanctuary.


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) Eric Lintala: sculpture “Shackles Broken – Free At Last”
3) Jessica Bregoli and Allana Schull: sculpture
4) Stephanie Mysiuk-Bissen: sculpture “Leave Your Shoes at the Door”
5) Lauren Savoia: mural “YLA Fight for Freedom and Equality”  – collaboration with Youth Leadership Academy, Boys and Girls Club
6) Justin Cifello: sculpture “Gifts of the New Colossus” inspired by Emma Lazarus’s poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty
7) Julie Bardon: sculpture “Log Cabin – Safe Haven on the Way to Freedom”
8) Melonie Poirier: sculpture “The Missing Piece”
Moby Dick Brewery is the location where Douglass first arrived in the city, and 175 years ago in June he gave a speech and soon embarked on the “one hundred conventions” tour.
« »