Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
New Bedford Seaport Cultural District

Located along the working waterfront in downtown New Bedford, The Seaport Cultural District boasts the historic charm, inspiration and dynamic creativity inside and out. The vibrant artist community and cultural institutions, all within short walking distance, are bound to awaken your imagination. Seaport Cultural District is where you will also find 49 cultural attractions, 29 creative economy businesses 12 art galleries with a diverse representation of art forms for any taste, including watercolors, oils, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, metals, and much more. With so many cultural assets it is easy to see why New Bedford has been named number seven most artistic city in the country (based on artists per capita) and the Southcoast arts and culture destination. The critical mass of artists, performers, galleries, and cultural institutions that flourish in New Bedford have created the ambience of a vibrant coastal cultural center. The warmer months bring the arts outdoors. The festivals along the pier and throughout the district celebrate the multicultural heritage as well as creative present of the city.

Our partners include Mass Cultural Council, New Bedford Local Cultural Council, UMASS Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Downtown New Bedford Inc., AHA!, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford Historical Society, WHALE,

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Director of Tourism & Marketing
Mailing Address: 
133 William Street
Room 119
New Bedford, MA 02740
Physical Address: 
133 William Street Room 119
New Bedford, MA 02740
Last Name: 
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
City of New Bedford


Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Film Showings
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility