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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  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
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    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • SOWA Artist Guild +
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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

  • Artists Square Group Gallery +
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    Artists Square Group Gallery

    Springfield

  • Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories +
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    Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories

    Gloucester

  • Chelsea Art Walk +
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    Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
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    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

  • Eastworks +
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    Eastworks

    Easthampton

  • The Fire Works Pottery Studio +
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    The Fire Works Pottery Studio

    Worcester

  • The Galleries at 820 Main +
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    The Galleries at 820 Main

    Harwich Port

  • A gallery +
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    A gallery

    Provincetown

  • Gallery Voyeur +
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    Gallery Voyeur

    Provincetown

  • The Institute of Contemporary Art +
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    The Institute of Contemporary Art

    Boston

  • J H Sherburne Fine Art +
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    J H Sherburne Fine Art

    Buckland

  • Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery +
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    Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery

    Middleboro

  • Western Avenue Studios +
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    Western Avenue Studios

    Lowell

  • 119 Gallery +
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    119 Gallery

    Lowell

  • ArcWorks Community Art Center +
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    ArcWorks Community Art Center

    Peabody

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