Hatch Street Open Studios - Nov 17,18,19

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Contact: Contact@HatchStreetStudios.com or 508.997.1079

Website: HatchStreetStudios.com

New Bedford, MA – Hatch Street Studios, New Bedford's largest artist community, is pleased to announce our annual Open Studios / Holiday Sale.

Special Preview: Friday, November 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Party: Friday, November 17 from 8 to 11 p.m., live music by Pumpkin Head Ted

Open Studios: Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The entire event is free and open to the public.

This three-day celebration, popular with art lovers from Southcoast and the New England region for more than 10 years running, offers a look into the professional spaces of 60+ artists working under one roof. Last year, the event drew approximately 700 visitors to this restored 19th-century mill building. The artists’ works encompass a wide range of media and expressive forms, including textiles, ceramics, prints, jewelry, paintings, photography, wood, glass, even aerial performance art. Visitors are invited to view the studios, discover the creative processes, and purchase original works of art. Guests from the local community will be exhibiting their art for an even richer display of style and spirit.

The festivities begin on Friday, November 17, with studios open from 5 to 8pm, followed by a party for artists and visitors from 8 to 11 p.m. with live music by local favorites Pumpkin Head Ted. The studios are open again on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The weekend will include live music by steel drum ensemble El Caribe on Saturday, with guitarist Butch McCarthy performing on Sunday. Food will be available on both days from delectable Destination Soups.

There is plentiful free parking available, and the building is handicapped accessible.


Hatch Street Studios is located in a four-story brick building in New Bedford’s historic North End. With a history as part of one of the most productive mill complexes in the region, the property was purchased in 1995 by the owner of a cryogenics company, who rented out the top two floors to small creative ventures. In time, visual artists began moving in and setting up their studios. The building was purchased in 2015 by area businessman Jeff Glassman, who has continued to welcome artists and restore the premises. The rooms at 88-90 Hatch Street currently house the working spaces of more than 60 artists.

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