On Friday, November 22 through Sunday 24, 2019, more than 65 visual and performing artists will welcome the public to tour open studios in the multilevel complex located at 88 Hatch Street in New Bedford, MA, just a few blocks off Acushnet Avenue in the north end.
The weekend-long event, free and open to all, features continuous live music by more than a dozen musicians, artist demonstrations, guided tours and participatory activities. New installations will also be on view on the building’s facade and at the main entrances. The building is accessible to all, with assist, via a staffed freight elevator. Off-street parking is available.
Hatch Street Studios recently unveiled a new website that provides a glimpse at the impressive work created behind the brick walls of the 4-story historic mill building. Seeing this artwork in progress and in person, and meeting the world class artists, is an experience to not be missed.
Upon entering the Hatch Street Studios, each visitor will receive a newly created Studio Guide that includes a chance to win a $250 gift certificate to Hatch Street Studios. Visitors familiar with Hatch Street Studios will surely be delighted by the work of new artists in the building and installations of art throughout the vast space.
On the second level of 88 Hatch Street, in the large open area at the end of the central hallway, visitors will find a cafe with food and beverages available to purchase, provided by UMass Dartmouth Catering.
Learn more about Hatch Street Studios at www.
Featured photo: Artist Alissar Najd Langworthy (right) welcomes a guest to her studio during a previous Open Studios weekend.
ABOUT HATCH STREET STUDIOS
Hatch Street Studios is the vibrant creative hub of more than 65 visual and performing artists. The two grand brick and stone buildings are located right in the heart of the historic Nashawena Mills District, at 88 and 90 Hatch Street in New Bedford, MA.
At Hatch Street Studios you can find dozens of visual artists working in a wide array of mediums, including Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fibers, Furniture, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Hatch Street also encompasses a number of performing artists working in Aerial Arts, Mime, Music, Puppetry and Martial Arts, as well as Galleries and Collections spaces.
Learning opportunities are available throughout the year. The majority of the artists who create work here are members of the Hatch Street Artists Association (HSAA), a membership-based organization under the not-for-profit (501-c3) Community Economic Development Center (CEDC).
The HSAA is lead by a group of volunteers, working to coordinate building-wide events that are free and open to the public, community outreach, marketing, and other special projects that benefit the community as a whole.
The Hatch Street Studios buildings are owned and operated by Jeff Glassman, president of Darn It! Inc.Hatch Street Open Studios events are funded in part by Wicked Cool Places,New Bedford’s creative placemaking program, financed by the city’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund.