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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  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
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    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

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

    Beverly

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
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    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • Cape Kaleidoscopes +
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    Cape Kaleidoscopes

    Mashpee

  • DownStreet Art +
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    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

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

    Northampton

  • 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

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
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    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • 13FOREST Gallery +
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    13FOREST Gallery

    Arlington

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • 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

  • Artist Exposure Gallery +
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    Artist Exposure Gallery

    Plymouth

  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst +
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    College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    1 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

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

    Buckland

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