WGBH: Summer Winds is a New Way to Experience the Arts

WGBH NewsA change is in the air on the South Shore as New Bedford hosts the first ever “Summer Winds” arts festival. Organized by the Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, or DATMA, the festival was designed to highlight the city’s emergence in the wind turbine industry with several wind-themed public arts projects. Projects include “Silver Current,” a massive floating sculpture by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics, which features more than 40,000 silver streamers stretched across Custom House Square on a fishing net. “The quality of the intimate experience underneath is like … walking into some kind of like Hobbitville,” said Shearn. Most of the Summer Winds events are free to the public and continue all summer long.