AHA! (Art • History • Architecture) Night is a FREE arts & culture event which
takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford.
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Galleries & Artists Studios

Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery
106 William Street
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 12:00am - 5:00pm and by appointment:

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)
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

B. Leger Studio & Gallery
89 North Water Street, upper level

Open first weekend of every month and when the open banner is posted.
A working studio with original oils mastering the complexity of the ocean in contemporary realism. Popular subject for B.Leger is man’s best friend on the beach and in the waves. Commissions welcome.

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 65 on William
65 William Street

Tues-Sat 11am-5pm, until 9pm on AHA! Nights
A lively Artists Cooperative featuring fine arts and crafts from Cape Cod and the Southcoast. Featured artists offer lectures, demonstrations, and conversation during AHA! Night.

Gallery X
169 William Street
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.

Gatlin Framing and Photography
209 Union Street

Specializes in archival, custom framing, as well as photography for artists who need professional digital portfolios.

Outside the Footprint Partner
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.

79 North Water Street
(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

246 Union Street

The UGLYgallery mission is to provide you with a brand that is always innovative, fresh, cultured street culture. Championed by purpose driven art, our design is focused to energize and inspire the soul of the revolutionary with an ambition to change perception and challenge the status quo.
We are a gallery & boutique alike with a focus on hand rendered art for canvas, clothes, and community with a focus on Urban Contemporary Art. We are a gallery rooted and established to showcase and expand what progressive thought, dedication, and imagination can ultimately produce. Local, National, and International Street Artists will be on hand to share their work every AHA!

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.


AHA! • The Sundial Building • 63 Union St., 2nd Fl • New Bedford, MA 02740

AHA! (Art • History • Architecture) Night is a FREE arts & culture event which
takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford.

artisans & exhibits / lectures & films / museums & galleries / performance art
live music / working waterfront / eclectic eateries / family activities / walking tours
boutique shops