The Narrows Center for the Arts was founded in 1995 for the promotion and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts. The Narrows, a fully accessible venue, is comprised of two visual art galleries, a performance theater and visual artist studios.
The Narrows Center started as a 1,500 s.f. gallery exhibition space located where the North and South Watuppa Ponds come together, near a waterway the locals refer to as the Narrows. Thanks to generous community support and strong stewardship, the Narrows Center grew into a 15,000 s.f. arts venue located on the 3rd floor of a former American Printing Company (APC) mill building on Anawan Street on the historic Fall River MA waterfront. In the early 20th century, APC was one of the largest textile operations in the world. The Narrows’ 3rd floor space, with its elegant architectural design, high ceilings and spectacular views of Mount Hope Bay and Battleship Cove, is the ideal acoustic and visual backdrop for what has come to be known as a regional destination for the visual and performing arts. In 2017, the Narrows purchased our gorgeous mill building and tripled the area in which we present live music, visual art, artists’ studios, classroom instruction and arts-related businesses.
The Narrows Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization continuing to present exciting ways to engage the public, host one-of-a-kind musical guests and showcase unique works of art. Offering educational arts programming, local school tours and free Spindle City Festivals, the Narrows proudly presents an ever-growing access and fellowship in the arts.
Our mission at the Narrows Center for the Arts is to present music that matters and art that inspires, to engage and educate people of all ages in Fall River and the southern New England area, and to partner with other like-minded local and regional organizations as a hub for culture and the arts.
FOOD & DRINK
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food, drink and alcohol to all events in bags and small coolers that will fit under your chair. We sell fresh brewed Coastal Roasters coffee at all of our events along with teas, soda, bottled water and pre-packaged snacks. On many nights we also serve freshly baked desserts.
The Narrows provides a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment for performer and audience alike where musicians can connect to those who appreciate their work. Rowdies or those who detract from the ability of those around them to enjoy the show will be asked to leave.
There is on-street parking available on Anawan Street (our side) and a fenced-in parking lot behind our building. You can also park in the back of our building alongside the parking lot fencing. There is some parking on Water Street which is not metered, but take notice to posted parking restrictions.
Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River MA 02721
Box Office and Gallery hours are THURSDAY through SATURDAY, NOON – 5:00 P.M.