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New Bedford Arts and Cultural Emporium Welcomes You

The New Bedford Arts and Cultural Emporium  - NBACE is a one stop cultural hub for fine arts, humanities, community enrichment, education, public art, social collaboration, networking and fun. Taking advantage of the beautiful space within the Kilburn Mill as well as the ample parking, our goal is to offer irresistible happenings which keep people coming back for more and bringing their friends with them. 

We offer a wide variety of over 150 scheduled Classes and Workshops as well as private group or individual workshops, private parties, girls/guys night out, cultural enrichment courses, birthday or special occasion parties, outsourced workshops (we'll come to you), art consultations, college entrance portfolio advice, tutoring in all subjects (art and academics), home school workshops, an annual mural competition, varied special events, art gallery space, seasonal and holiday offerings, corporate business bonding events, family fun time occasions. We are available days, nights and weekends.  


We cater not only to our in-house and local artists and their followings, but to the lifelong learners and insatiably curious of all ages across all of the greater New Bedford area and beyond.

We aim for excellence by drawing from the extraordinary abundance of local talent and intellect. We strive to be THE place for learning, interacting, entertainment, new experiences and adventure. We offer space to create, a network of fellow makers and a vision to present your art to the masses. We are both affordable and priceless.


Henri Matisse

"Creativity takes courage."

We Offer:
  • Classes and Workshops in Fine art, Fine Crafts and Humanities

  • Organized Social Activities

  • Private and Group Parties and classes

  • We match Artists with the public's needs - Do you need a painting or mural, set of hand thrown dishes or mugs or anything else, a piece of furniture refinished or painted etc., etc., etc....

  • Corporate Bonding Events

  • Much, Much More.

  • See our Policies/ Classes and Workshops / Happenings and Events on the menu bar above for more details.


Come Visit

Opening Hours

We are open whenever there is an event at the Mill, we are also there whenever there are classes running.  774-628-6415 ~ We are a 5 minute phone call away.  We will be there to open the doors and give you a tour of our studio, talk with you about your art needs and set up a private workshop or event.  Also you can call or text any time. 774 628 6415 

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