About Us

Music That Matters Art that inspires

The Narrows Center greatly appreciates the generous support of:

Mass Cultural CouncilBayCoast Bank


The Narrows Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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.

Over 20 years ago, the Narrows Center started as a 1,500 s.f. exhibition space located where the North and South Watuppa Ponds come together; a waterway the locals refer to as ‘the Narrows.’  Thanks to generous community support and strong stewardship, the Narrows Center has since grown into a 15,000 s.f. arts venue located on the 3rd floor of a former American Printing Company mill building, which in the early 20th century was part of one of the largest textile operations in the world.  The space, with it’s high ceilings and spectacular views of Mount Hope Bay and Battleship Cove, has turned out to be the ideal acoustic and visual backdrop for what has come to be known as a regional destination for the visual and performing arts. Today, the elegant architectural design of the space includes an expansive performance area, working artists’ studios, two art galleries and the Narrows Café, which complete the acclaimed Narrows Center for the Arts.

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 the free annual Narrows Arts Festival, 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.


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 most 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 some parking on Water Street. Street parking is not metered but take notice to posted parking restrictions during the Route 79 construction project. There is also parking available behind our building.


The Westport/Fall River Hampton Inn at 53 Old Bedford Road in Westport, MA offers a 15% discount to Narrows Center concert attendees. Ask the Hampton Inn front desk for the “Narrows rate” when booking your hotel rooms.


Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River MA 02721


Box Office and Gallery hours are WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY, NOON – 5:00 P.M.





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JAN 02 - MAR 06

An Exhibition of drawings, paintings and masks by Fall River artist, David R. Mello. Man, animals and other imaginary creatures collide forming a menagerie of images not found in the natural world, but

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