Open Studios on the Sidewalks
To celebrate DATMA’s 2023 theme of “Shelter” we are highlighting the important role of artists in shaping and creating their local community, the ultimate shelter for a city.
For the past 4 years, DATMA has been working with artists from outside the region. To build on the second year of our theme, “Shelter” we are highlighting the important role artists play in shaping and creating their local community, the ultimate shelter for a city. New Bedford, and its surrounding towns, is home to countless creatives. This exhibition features a range of SouthCoast artists who have never considered their work to be “the right medium” for public art, presenting their work in outdoor spaces for the first time. We want to expand the possibilities of what audiences consider public art mediums and get artists energized about exhibiting artworks in the community and outside the typical “white-cube” gallery. Open Studios on the Sidewalk is about opening up doors to the different creative practices in the SouthCoast region. Through our artist directory below, we are showcasing the unique spaces where artists produce work within DATMA’s local creative economy.
The outdoor portion of this exhibition is on view now – October 23, 2023 in Tonnessen Park & Entrance of Seastreak Ferry building, downtown New Bedford.
August 26th, 2023 2:00pm – 3:00pm New Bedford Free Public Library Meeting Room Bird nest design and construction are as innumerable and unique as their builders. From highly specialized mud-nests of a colony of cliff swallows to the intentional rudimentary nest of the American Robin, nests assure the continuation of future generations. We will explore