Thanks to students and alumni of the UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts, Thursday nights have become special once again in Downtown New Bedford.

The college and its partners are offering free performances and exhibits every Thursday evening for the next ten weeks in the windows of the former Star Store building at Purchase and Union Streets.

Contributed Photo CVPA
Contributed Photo CVPA

Performers in the "Star Series" include musicians, spoken word artists, sculptors, a DJ, and many more. So wear warm clothing, bring a blanket, and a thermos full of hot tea and enjoy the show.

Gallery Director Viera Levitt is one of the organizers of the series. She spoke with Townsquare Sunday about the series, its importance during COVID-19, and upcoming performances. Her interview can be heard here:

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