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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  • Newburyport ArtWalk 2015 +
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    Newburyport ArtWalk 2015

    Newburyport

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

    Northampton

  • SOWA Artist Guild +
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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame +
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    Beer Can Museum and Hall of Fame

    East Taunton

  • Chelsea Art Walk +
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    Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

  • HyArts Cultural District +
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    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

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    Lawn On D

    Boston

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

    Greenfield

  • 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

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

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    A gallery

    Provincetown

  • Gallery X +
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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

  • Maps of Antiquity +
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    Maps of Antiquity

    Chatham

  • Tiffany Hilton Pottery +
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    Tiffany Hilton Pottery

    Florence

  • Artists Square Group Gallery +
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    Artists Square Group Gallery

    Springfield

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    ArtsWorcester

    Worcester

  • Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories +
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    Cape Ann Designs, Sea Glass Jewelry & Accessories

    Gloucester

  • Dedee Shattuck Gallery +
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    Dedee Shattuck Gallery

    Westport

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