2018 Annual Appeal


New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! creates experiences, excites the imagination, and enriches the mind through art. We can’t do it alone. You help us to thrive as a voice for the arts. Your gift to the Annual Appeal inspires us to exceed our goals. You have the opportunity right now to add to our success. Please give today! If you have not been to the Museum recently, we cordially invite you to visit us and see why your support is so important. We want you to be a part of what we do. 


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Some of the exciting opportunities that have happened because of your generous support include:

  • This past summer marks 23 years of our ever popular artMOBILE traveling to New Bedford’s neighborhoods bringing creative art activities. Five days a week, for seven weeks, over 800 inner-city youth had a positive safe place to create, explore, and play.
  • We’ve hosted successful and stunning exhibitions, such as SCAPES, featuring local and national sculptural works, paintings and photography exploring landscapes. In partnership with the New Bedford Free Public Library over 62 prints were shown during the run of Birds of First Light and Longhouses: The Prints of John James Audubon, viewers had the opportunity to view 45 Audubon prints that have not been public for decades. Both attracted new patrons and old friends.
  • Expanding our partnerships in support of community events that included hosting Leadership SouthCoast and welcoming New Bedford’s new superintendent, Zumba classes, lectures, a film and panel discussion on Alzheimer’s, live raptor birds in the gallery, and beer/wine tastings, are just a few examples of the programming we provided in 2018.
Thank you for your support.