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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  • HyArts Cultural District +
    15 saves

    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

  • Marine Museum at Fall River +
    14 saves

    Marine Museum at Fall River

    Fall River

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
    14 saves

    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    12 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • Cape Kaleidoscopes +
    11 saves

    Cape Kaleidoscopes

    Mashpee

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    11 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Brush Art Gallery & Studios +
    10 saves

    Brush Art Gallery & Studios

    Lowell

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

    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    9 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • Clark Art Institute +
    9 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    9 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    9 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Native +
    9 saves

    Native

    Scituate

  • Marblehead Museum +
    8 saves

    Marblehead Museum

    Marblehead

  • Addison Art Gallery +
    7 saves

    Addison Art Gallery

    Orleans

  • DownStreet Art +
    7 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Maps of Antiquity +
    6 saves

    Maps of Antiquity

    Chatham

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