Star Store Campus (College of Visual and Performing Arts)

715 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740

Star Store BuildingDriving Directions

From Boston and points north and east:

  • Take 93 South to 24 South to 140 South.
  • Take Exit 2E onto I-195 East.
  • Take Exit 15 (Downtown New Bedford) onto Rt. 18.
  • At second light, turn right on to Union Street.
  • Star Store is on left at corner of Union and Purchase streets, across from a Convenience Store.

Star Store MapFrom Providence and points west:

  • Take 195 East to Exit 15 onto Rt. 18.
  • Follow directions above.
Metered parking can be found along the streets. Additional parking can be found at two locations:
  • The Zeiterion Parking Garage on Acushnet Avenue. From Rt. 18 coming from Exit 15, at second light, turn right on to Union Street. Take third left onto Acushnet Avenue. Parking Garage entrance is down one block on the right.
  • There is a small outdoor lot at Second and Acushnet Ave. This lot offers free parking on the weekend. From Rt. 18 coming from Exit 15, take a right at the first light. Take a left at Acushnet Ave. The parking lot will be on your left 3 blocks up. From the Star Store, go down Union Street towards Rt. 18 and take a left at the light onto Second Street. The lot will be on your left, one block up.


The Star Store is one block east and three blocks south from the New Bedford Bus Terminal. Students can take the bus that visits the main campus to the bus terminal and walk. See the bus schedule for times.

From the bus terminal, turn right and walk three blocks down Pleasant St (opposite the flow of traffic), past the City Hall. At the lights, turn left and walk one block down Union Street. The white building with green trim on your right is the Star Store. The entrance is around the corner.

There is also a shuttle bus that leaves from the Cedar Dell to the Star Store during the semester. See the bus schedule for times.