Massachusetts’ art and craft galleries are as eclectic as the art itself. Boston’s SOWA district (South of Washington Street) is packed with galleries, artist studios, restaurants, and cafes. Catch the buzz at SOWA’s First Fridays when dozens of galleries swing open their doors.

The Massachusetts College of Art & Design is the nation’s first independent public art school. MassArt’s seven gallery spaces showcase work by internationally acclaimed artists and designers as well as emerging artists. The galleries also routinely feature work by MassArt students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

 MCLA Gallery 51, run by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, presents work from a wide range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. Just down the street, of course, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Located on the campus of Phillips Academy, the Addison Gallery of American Art presents approximately twelve shows a year, both from its extensive collection of American art, and major traveling exhibitions.

  • The Galleries at 820 Main, Harwich Port

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  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
    10 saves

    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    9 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art +
    9 saves

    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio +
    8 saves

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    7 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    7 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    6 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    6 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • Cape Kaleidoscopes +
    5 saves

    Cape Kaleidoscopes

    Mashpee

  • DownStreet Art +
    5 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    5 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Marblehead Museum +
    5 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture +
    5 saves

    National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

    Mansfield

  • Native +
    5 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    5 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • 13FOREST Gallery +
    3 saves

    13FOREST Gallery

    Arlington

  • Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame +
    3 saves

    Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame

    East Taunton

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    3 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    3 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
    3 saves

    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

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