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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  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
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    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • DownStreet Art +
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    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
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    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

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

    Beverly

  • Cape Kaleidoscopes +
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    Cape Kaleidoscopes

    Mashpee

  • International Poster Gallery +
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    International Poster Gallery

    Boston

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
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    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • 13FOREST Gallery +
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    13FOREST Gallery

    Arlington

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
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    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

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

    Mansfield

  • Native +
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    Native

    Scituate

  • 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

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
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    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
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    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library +
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    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Addison Art Gallery +
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    Addison Art Gallery

    Orleans

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

  • A gallery +
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    A gallery

    Provincetown

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