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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  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

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

    Gloucester

  • Lawn On D +
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    Lawn On D

    Boston

  • Maps of Antiquity +
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    Maps of Antiquity

    Chatham

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

    Mansfield

  • 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

  • The Fire Works Pottery Studio +
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    The Fire Works Pottery Studio

    Worcester

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

    Greenfield

  • Newburyport ArtWalk 2015 +
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    Newburyport ArtWalk 2015

    Newburyport

  • Padanaram Village +
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    Padanaram Village

    S. Dartmouth

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
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    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • 13FOREST Gallery +
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    13FOREST Gallery

    Arlington

  • 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

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
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    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Eastworks +
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    Eastworks

    Easthampton

  • Tiffany Hilton Pottery +
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    Tiffany Hilton Pottery

    Florence

  • Arthur Moniz Gallery +
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    Arthur Moniz Gallery

    New Bedford

  • Danforth Art Museum School +
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    Danforth Art Museum School

    Framingham

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