The People of New Bedford Have Responded to West Beach ‘Love Letters’ Project
Along the waterfront of New Bedford's South End, love is presented in public postcards.
A project by local Julia Ritchie at West Beach is attracting attention. Her mural on the side of the public bathroom is asking people what they love about the city. Markers dangle beside the nine postcards that Ritchie painted, each one filled with interesting notes.
New Bedford's Creative Strategist Margo Saulnier told WBSM Townsquare Sunday host Jim Phillips: 'The goal is to create a greater appreciation of arts and culture in New Bedford and build a stronger connection to the community."
Some people praised the Harbor Walk along Cove Road while others put a spotlight on the diverse culture this melting pot of a city has to offer.
Ritchie took to Instagram following the completion of her project, thanking New Bedford Creative and the city for the opportunity:
Well, the people have spoken and their responses are mostly positive with a side of comedic relief. One individual expressed his love for the "papas secos" (Portuguese rolls) baked in the city.
Check out what others had to say here: