The wild, improbable, magical ride that is “Your New Bedford” celebrates its finale on Thursday, 11/2
“Your New Bedford” is the series of pop-up 3rd EyE Unlimited events that launched last April in the city. It was the recipient of the first-ever “Art is Everywhere” grant, $50,000 awarded by New Bedford Creative on behalf of MassDevelopment and the Barr Foundation.
Five “Your New Bedford” virtual events have entered the digital history books. The sixth and final pop-up as part of the grant will take place during AHA! New Bedford’s cultural celebration on November 12.
No one could have predicted what 2020 would bring as the “Art is Everywhere” grant applications were evaluated back in March of 2020. Projects were discussed and scored virtually as Massachusetts went into shutdown and the arts community adjusted itself to a different reality.
With “Your New Bedford” the organization reached a new pinnacle of purpose in a moment of reckoning and promise. While much of 2020 was fraught, the decision to award the first-ever “Art is Everywhere” grant to the project not only proved exciting, but prescient.
Join them as they continue to make history in the city with the sixth and final edition of “Your New Bedford” on Thursday, Nov. 12. It will take place as part of AHA! New Bedford’s “Made in NB” day of virtual and “in real life” programming. The event will feature music and spoken word performances, the Dance Jam, live painting, community conversations (and some other surprises!), live from the stage of the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center as well as some other popup locations around New Bedford.
Find more “Your New Bedford” info at https://3rdeyeunlimited.org/yournb / and the live stream on Nov. 12 at Facebook.com/3rdEyEinc .
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