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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  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
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    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • DownStreet Art +
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    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • 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

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • 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

  • 13FOREST Gallery +
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    13FOREST Gallery

    Arlington

  • 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

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

    Northampton

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

    Newburyport

  • Fritz Glass +
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    Fritz Glass

    Dennis Port

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

    Greenfield

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

    Northampton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

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

    Middleboro

  • SOWA Artist Guild +
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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

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