AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.



Galleries & Artists Studios

Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery
106 William Street

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 12:00am - 5:00pm and by appointment: alisonwe@gmail.com
Featuring the paintings of Contemporary Trinidadian Fine Arts Painter Alison Wells. Her paintings are characterized by semi-abstracted imagery where personal examinations of inner and outer experiences are explored through a variety of media and techniques. The Gallery specializes in her Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings; Collages; Prints; Greeting Cards and Gift Certificates. Private Art Lessons also offered.

Arthur Moniz Gallery
Corner of William Street and Johnny Cake Hill (directly across from Whaling Museum entrance)
(508) 992-6050

Open Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. seasonal schedule.
Works of art by Arthur Moniz. Graphite & watercolor paintings depict natural and rural scenes. Plus local artisan crafts, antiques and antique art.
Email: a-moniz@comcast.net

Duff Gallery
24 Centre Street

The Duff Gallery is a source for fine art, exquisite crafts and distinctive gifts. Bob Duff is a local artist who paints in a realist style. He work encompasses a wide variety of subject from rural and coastal scenes to marine and still life paintings. The Duff Gallery makes available Bob's paintings and prints as well as an exceptional collection of regional art.

Gallery X
169 William Street
(508) 992-2675

Wed-Sun 11am-3pm
Gallery X is a contemporary, cooperative art gallery of Visual, Performing and Literary artist members and volunteers. A non-profit, tax-exempt organization, Gallery X promotes a mission of cultural outreach through community partnerships, educational programs, and monthly exhibits.

The former church building at 169 William St. has been transformed by Gallery X into two wonderful exhibition spaces: the Main Gallery upstairs is a large wide open space with high ceilings and two movable walls, and the Frederick Douglass Gallery located on the lower level. Each gallery space contains a stage for performances. There is a full kitchen on the lower level making the facility an ideal venue for hosting events. The building is fully handicapped accessible with an access ramp, a restroom and a wheel chair lift.

Gallery X collaborates with local arts and cultural organizations to promote and stimulate artistic awareness in the community. As a member and active participant of AHA!, Gallery X provides both art and culture free to the public.

Groundwork! Gallery
1213 Purchase Street
Located in the Groundwork! coworking center, the Groundwork! Gallery is your launching pad or return destination on AHA! nights in New Bedford. Hosting unique artists of all disciplines, the Groundwork! Gallery keeps the lights on every 2nd Thursday of the month by popular demand and cultural imperative.

33 Bethel Street - Studio Up
(508) 992-8546
Design for print and internet, advertising, marketing, corporate identity, etc.

Paradise McFee Gallery
104 William Street
(508) 965-3445

7 Days a Week, 1-8pm

TL6 the Gallery
100 William St.
(508) 992-8100
TL6 The Gallery is a one-of-a-kind shop, specializing in handmade, unique and custom designs. The consigners who put their work in TL6 are local and regional artists making everything from jewelry and pottery, to handmade t-shirts and knits, to fine art paintings and photography. TL6 also carries fine retail lines such as MARUCA handbags, designs by GLASS-EYE STUDIOS, and ELIAS hand-blown glass.
Hours: Tues – Thurs & Sat  11am to 6pm, Fri -11am to 8pm

The University Gallery
UMass Dartmouth College of Visual & Performing Arts STAR STORE Campus

715 Purchase Street
(508) 999-8904

The University Art Gallery is located on the first floor in the Star Store in downtown New Bedford. The five story building also holds studios for the ceramics, printmaking, textile design/fiber arts, jewelry/metal, wood/furniture design, painting and sculpture programs. Also located on the first floor are the Crapo Gallery, Gallery 244, the Spring Street Gallery, a lecture hall, a computer room and offices.

The University Art Gallery features exhibition of local, national and international art. Catalogs, lectures and other educational programming is provided in connection with each exhibition. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. When an exhibition is on view, the gallery is open daily from 2-5pm. We often feature extended hours.


Judith Klein Art Gallery
Kilburn Mill Art Center
127 West Rodney French Blvd, Door #31,
through NB Antiques parking lot to rear of building

(508) 965-7396
Featuring a collection of fine art and high craft from SouthCoast artists.

Art Scapes
665 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 542-4732
Community maker space, fine craft & art gallery, studios & workshop space.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.