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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    New Bedford

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    Easthampton

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    Chatham

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    Marguerite Bride Fine Art

    South Lee

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    Mobilia Gallery

    Cambridge

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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

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    Northampton

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    Pop Up Art Gallery

    Pittsfield

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    R(E)VOLVE a Holiday Pop Up Shop

    Easthampton

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    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

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    Montague Center

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    South Shore Art Center

    Cohasset

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    Tiffany Hilton Pottery

    Florence

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    Worcester Center for Crafts

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    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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    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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  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

    The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and... more

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    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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    Brewster

    A favorite of residents and summer visitors since 1986. The HandCraft House features hand made creations from local, regional and nationally... more

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    Cheshire

    413 Glassworks is both a glass studio and art gallery. Stop in to make your own glass and shop our gallery... more

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