Brian Tillet on the New Bedford Art Scene
Recently, I had local artist Brian Tillet on my program to discuss the artistic renaissance
that has taken to the city streets in the last few years, as he’s had a hand in many of the recent projects.
Brian talked about the works that have been done, the philosophy behind these projects,
and what new projects to look forward to.
On Acushnet Avenue Monday afternoon, people took notice of the new mural in the works next to Wing’s Court, facing Custom House Square.
If you were walking through Downtown New Bedford on Saturday, you might have been confused by what you saw. 3rd EyE Open Hip Hop Festival not only had break dancers, but also everything from graffiti artists giving demonstrations to farmers selling sunflowers to families playing miniature golf.
Anyone in the South Coast exhibiting and/or selling artworks knows there is an affinity for boats and birds.
With 24 hours left to collect donations to the campaign, which officially ended the next night, Thursday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m., contributions continued to pour in.
Basketball courts as works of art and a new park with mosaic tile are among nine public art projects to receive grants from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in the first round of a major grant program designed to take the SouthCoast arts scene to a new level.
New Bedford Superflat artist panel discussion
For several months, a cabal of creative citizens has been meeting in secret to plot the next evolution of New Bedford’s public art life.