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Our annual Holiday Party raises vital funds in support of
our mission to engage audiences and provide access to the arts.

MIRACLE ON PLEASANT STREET
THE 2021 HOLIDAY PARTY

DECEMBER 3, 2021, FROM 6 – 8 PM

Co-chairs Neal Weiss and Marjorie Waite, Ben and Mary Waite, Tom and Heather Waite, and Ethan

and Marybeth Weiss are pleased to present the return of our festive fundraiser.

Enjoy live music, shop artisanal gifts, peruse our unique silent auction, and dive into delicious woodfired outdoor dining.
New! Preview the Members’ Exhibition — highlighting the best in local and regional art with select works for sale.

TICKETS

  • $75 per member ticket.

  • $85 per non-member ticket

BECOME A SPONSOR

  • $250 Silver Sponsor includes 2 tickets

  • $500 Gold Sponsor includes 4 tickets

  • $1000 Platinum Sponsor includes 6 tickets

Guests will be asked to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, and masks
will be required when inside the Museum.

MAKE A DONATION

I cannot attend but I would like to spread a little holiday cheer by supporting NBAM’s mission!

THE MUSEUM SHOP

The NBAM’s Holiday Shop celebrates our region’s talented artists and creatives for visitors looking for that unique, handmade item.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS: Thursday to Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM, and open late during AHA! on 10/14, 11/11, and 12/10 until 8 PM 

SHOP 24/7 ONLINE

Clothing, books, home decor, and more — it’s all HERE!

Did you know??? Up to 70% of all Shop sales go directly back to artists in our community. NBAM continues its commitment to supporting local artists by offering a consignment percentage of the retail price of artwork sold in-store, online, or the evening of the December 3rd fundraiser.

At NBAM it is part of our mission to bring creative experiences to our community. Return to this page to get updates on events for the whole family and special events such as our holiday and summer fundraisers.

AHA!

AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. On the second Thursday of the month, NBAM offers free admission, extended hours (we're open until 8 pm), crafts, and other experiences, such as live performances.

Upcoming Schedule

Park, Partners & Placemaking: 25 Years in New Bedford
November 11  –   NBAM gets ready to say goodbye to Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter, the exhibition closes on November 14th.

City Sidewalks

December 9 – NBAM will host public receptions for our Annual Members' Exhibition and announce prize winners, and the opening of our afterschool program's fall show. Learn more about the Members' Exhibition and this year's juror Stephanie Haboush Plunkett here. Watch virtual lessons from our afterschool program, Exploring My City Through Art here.

February 10 – NBAM will host a timed-ticket reception for the 18th annual Teen Artist Internship Program exhibition. TAIP’s goal is to inspire and educate high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. Learn more here.

Garden Party

Every summer NBAM hosts an event to raise essential funds to continue the Museum’s mission of making art accessible to all –and help ensure that the Art Museum continues to serve New Bedford and our global audience, as it has for more than 25 years.

This event commonly features live music, artist talks, hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to mingle with other members active in the arts community in New Bedford. Last summer's Garden Party was actually a series of three intimate events in which two artists discussed their work and two musicians from the New Bedford Symphony performed. 

Holiday Party

We have been making a lot happen in 2021 and your support will help us go even further. Our 2021 Holiday Party is an important part of our fundraising efforts. This evening raises vital funds to bring programs to youth, teens, and aging adults by removing barriers to access art and education.

Patrons of the Arts

Each year New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has been privileged to recognize individuals and organizations that have helped the arts succeed through their generous support and work in the community. Because of them, the arts flourish here in New Bedford.

December 2021 will mark the 8th anniversary of this tradition.

Previous Patron of the Arts include:

2020 - Norm and Irene Buck & New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
2019 - Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield & Ralph and Merry Eustis
2018 - Senator Mark Montigny, Rep Tony Cabral, and Your Theatre Inc.
2017 - Nelson Hockert-Lotz and The Standard-Times
2016 - Festival Theatre and Neal Weiss
2015 - Peter DeWalt and AHA!
2013 - Island Foundation, Community Foundation, City of New Bedford, and CVPA (known still as Off the Wall)
2012 - Gig Lang and UMass Dartmouth/Jeanne MacCormack (first honorees)

YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US THIS DECEMBER

AS WE VIRTUALLY CELEBRATE THE PATRONS OF THE ARTS

THE 2021 HONOREES

GAYLE AND ROGER MANDEL

NEW BEDFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Each year New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has been privileged to recognize individuals and organizations that have helped the arts succeed through their generous support and work in the community. Because of them, the arts flourish here in New Bedford.

It is our privilege to shine a light on Gayle and Roger Mandle and the New Bedford Historical Society. Each has played a pivotal role in supporting the arts for many years. In recognition of their support, we will be presenting each with a specially commissioned hand-made ceramic award by Kim Barry.

2021 Patrons of the Arts Honorees Gayle and Roger Mandel & the New Bedford Historical Society are longtime innovators and supporters of the arts. From collaborative programming to holding events, to advancing educational opportunities they epitomize the honor of Patrons of the Arts.