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.

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  • Ganeydn Art Gallery

    Colrain

    Studio gallery featuring nationally-known calligrapher/artist, Peggy Davis. View originals, prints; Judaica. Commissions welcome. Photography by Joe Kurland: New England... more

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  • Giovanni DeCunto

    Boston

    Studio of nationally renown painter, Giovanni DeCunto. Exhibiting for acquistion original contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. more

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  • Great Marsh Studios

    Ipswich

    Great Marsh Studios in Ipswich, Ma is a clay studio and gallery that features beautiful handmade pottery and sculpture made... more

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  • Grow Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

    Grow Gallery is an immersive art experience that grabs your senses from the minute you walk in the door, encouraging... more

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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    An art and gift gallery on Cape Cod featuring the paintings of owner Eileen Smith and the fanciful creations of... more

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  • Heart Pottery

    Brewster

    Working studio of potter Diane Heart. High fired porcelain and raku. Most days Diane is working at the wheel. Located... more

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  • Heather Blume Sculpture Studio

    Harwichport

    Working Artist Barn Studio specializing in figurative sculpture and mixed media works. Finished artwork available for sale in Loft Gallery,... more

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  • The Hidden Art Gallery

    Boston

    The Hidden Art Gallery is tucked away on the "Hill" behind the State House. Exhibits contemporary oil paintings... more

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  • Howard Yezerski Gallery

    Boston

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  • Hyannis Harbor Arts Center

    Hyannis

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  • HyArts Campus

    Hyannis

    Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl Street are the newest additions to the HyArts Campus located in the... more

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  • Indigo Artist Studio

    Newburyport

    Indigo Artist Studio/Gallery is a working studio and gallery for artists working in monotype, mixed media, and oils. The... more

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  • Inner Vision Studio

    West Stockbridge

    Artist-owned gallery of Berkshire artist Karen Andrews: landscape, figurative, impressionistic. Photography, watercolor, drawing, mixed media. Affordable, appealing art for range... more

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  • J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers

    Plymouth

    Our monthly Antiques & Estate Auctions are held in the "Blue Room" at Plymouth Memorial Hall Building located... more

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  • Jewelry by Etta

    West Dennis

    Discover the difference of wearable art jewelry at Jewelry by Etta. She has been designing and creating unique pieces of... more

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  • Joan Peters of Osterville

    Osterville

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  • John Magnan Studio

    New Bedford

    Working studio of sculptor John Magnan. Visitors welcomed. Gallery-style presentation of recent work. Commissions accepted. more

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  • Kemp Pottery

    Orleans

    Est. 1978 Pottery studio and gallery. Father and son Steve and Matthew kemp produce Porcelain, Stoneware functional and decorative ware. We... more

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  • Kendall Art Gallery

    Wellfleet

    A fine arts gallery for fifty years in a seaside location, representing forty artists including painters in oil, watercolor, and... more

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  • Kennedy Studios and Gallery

    Provincetown

    Featuring Fine Reproductions and Originals from local and regional artists in the Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, and Encaustic mediums. Artists include:... more

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