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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    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

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    South Shore Art Center

    Cohasset

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    Worcester Center for Crafts

    Worcester

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

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  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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  • Flying Pig Pottery

    Woods Hole

    One of a kind Cape inspired functional pottery more

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  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

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  • Julesplace - Art Gallery

    Boston

    Art Gallery representing 75 mid-career contemporary artists from across United States. Specialized in residential and corporate art consulting. Serving greater Boston... more

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  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... more

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  • Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

    Pelham, Hadley, Northfield, Florence, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls

    A self-guided driving tour of nine award winning pottery studios in western Massachusetts. more

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  • Fire Opal

    Brookline

    Contemporary American Craft showcasing over 150 artist. Jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood and metal. more

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  • Galerie d'Orsay

    Boston

    Original works by Old Master, Impressionist and Modern artists including Rembrandt, Renoir, L'Hermitte, Pissarro, Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Chagall... more

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  • Grand Circle Gallery

    Boston

    Grand Circle Gallery offers travel-themed exhibits featuring vintage travel posters. The extensive poster collection focuses on the "Golden Age... more

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  • Hyannis Harbor Artist Shanties

    Hyannis

    Local artists and artisans work and sell their wares all summer long in the seven colorful artist shanties along Hyannis... more

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  • Kingston Gallery

    Boston

    Welcome to Kingston Gallery, an artist-run alternative space founded in 1982. The gallery is committed to showing the work of emerging... more

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  • The Little Beach Gallery

    Hyannis

    Art gallery and gift shop featuring the works of over 40 local Cape Cod artist, all inspired by the beach and... more

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  • Marine Arts Gallery

    Salem

    Marine Arts Gallery is the oldest gallery in the USA devoted to marine art. We always have a great selection... more

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  • 119 Gallery

    Lowell

    119 Gallery is a dynamic community arts space bridging traditional and new media art through a rich and diverse program of... more

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  • Adam Peck Gallery

    Provincetown

    Adam Peck seeks the iconic image in his paintings and sculpture. He pares it down to only what is necessary... more

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