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

    Mansfield

  • Newburyport ArtWalk 2015 +
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    Newburyport ArtWalk 2015

    Newburyport

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
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    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • SOWA Artist Guild +
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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

  • 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

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

    Worcester

  • Maps of Antiquity +
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    Maps of Antiquity

    Chatham

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

    Northampton

  • Patriot Place +
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    Patriot Place

    Foxborough

  • Yiddish Book Center +
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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Chelsea Art Walk +
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    Chelsea Art Walk

    Chelsea

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

    Greenfield

  • 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

  • Danforth Art Museum School +
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    Danforth Art Museum School

    Framingham

  • Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art +
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    Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art

    Cambridge

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    A gallery

    Provincetown

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    Gallery X

    New Bedford

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    The Nines festival

    Devens

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