New Bedford: “The Windy City?”

Out of the many organizations in the SouthCoast, AHA! brings the entire city together each month to celebrate the arts and culture of New Bedford. AHA! is one well-oiled machine running now for over 20 years. So, when it’s Director, Lee Heald suggested we dedicate next August to DATMA’s programming theme, wind, we blushed with honor.

Summer 2019 will be DATMA’s inaugural launch of art events. We don’t have a brick and mortar location of our own, so we’re turning downtown New bedford into an urban theater. It’s still early to list our programming partners and specifics, but we’re developing a long list of events geared around a celebration of wind.

Thanks to AHA! (Art, History and Architecture), the city is always ready to collaborate. If you haven’t joined an AHA! before, it takes place the second Thursday evening of each month in downtown New Bedford. Just look for any of the over 60 yellow banners in front of businesses, museums, galleries, and boutiques. You’re bound to find something that peaks your interest. Learn when you can join the next AHA! Night by visiting