2017 Garden Party
Under the Tuscan Sun

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New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! invites you to the 2017 Garden Party – Under the Tuscan Sun.  

Join us on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 6 – 8 pm.

It’s the Garden Party!  Be transported to a summer evening in Tuscany with NBAM’s annual gala summer event. This year’s theme, Under the Tuscan Sun, will transform New Bedford’s  beautiful Haskell Public Gardens into a villa garden in Tuscany. This delightful evening will offer unique rustic Tuscan canapés and salads, an open bar, a silent auction, and raffle.  The Garden Party is the major fundraiser for the Museum, supporting innovative exhibitions, outstanding community programming and a rich variety of educational classes for both youth and adults.
And this year you may upgrade your ticket purchase with a  $25 or $50 donation designated to support the ArtMOBILE summer program, classes in our new computer lab and all of our youth education programs. Just check off the special box on the invitation.
NBAM’s Garden Party is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunset evening with friends while supporting one of the premier museums on the SouthCoast.
Purchase your tickets now! And don’t forget to check the special box to support our ArtMOBILEs and other youth programs.
The Garden Party, July 7th, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm at Haskell Public Gardens, 787 Shawmut Ave, New Bedford, MA

WIN New England Patriot TICKETS
The 2017 raffle prize is 2 tickets to the Patriots opening day (Thursday, September 7th, 8:30 pm), parking for the game, a tailgate supper (not including alcohol) and assorted merchandise.
Tickets can be purchased at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! at 608 Pleasant Street in New Bedford on Wednesday through Sunday noon to five pm. Or from a Board member.  Tickets are $5 per ticket or 6 for $25.


Starting on June 28, 2017, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization – and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we’re asking for your help.


Medium Studios

Reynolds DeWalt

Cape Cod Five

Fiber Optic Center

Whaling City Sound

Pimental Contractors

City of New Bedford

Lisa Alrich CPA

Chase Canopy

Freitas Package Store

Slocum Studio LLC

Joseph Abboud
One by One Companies

and Farrell Electric

Garden Rose sponsors:
Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield
Bill and Sandra Hewitt
Annette Ewing

Media sponsor:


Event Committee

Priscialla Ditchfield, Co- Chair
Annette Ewing, Co-chair
Meg Albert
Jennifer Almeida
Alanna Bocher
Caroline Conzatti
Paula Cruz
Kathy Dinneen
Sandra Hewitt
Gig Lang
Rena Platt
Ginny Sutherland
Marilyn Whalley