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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  • 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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  • Little Big House Gallery

    Shelburne

    Little Big House Gallery opened to the public in August of 2006. The gallery is located in an illusionistic, archetypal house... more

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  • Rock Harbor Gallery

    Orleans

    Gallery/Studio Fine Art Original Watercolors Classes Giclee Fine Art Prints Commissions 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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  • Addison Gallery of American Art

    Andover

    Home to one of the most comprehensive collections of American art in the world, the Addison Gallery of American Art... 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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  • Berkshire Art Gallery

    Great Barrington

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  • Bridge Gallery, LLC

    Newburyport

    Vibrant cooperative of local and regional artists featuring landscapes, still life, abstracts and photography. more

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  • Debra M. Gaines Fine Art

    Edgartown

    Debra M. Gaines Fine Art Gallery Features Land and Seascape Photography, Encaustic Paintings, Pastel Paintings and Limited Edition Prints of... more

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  • Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc;

    Mansfield

    The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is the only museum in the country who teaches black history &... more

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... 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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  • Galeria Cubana

    Boston

    Art gallery showcasing paintings, prints and drawings by artists living in Cuba. more

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  • Galeria Cubana

    Provincetown

    Seasonal operation from May - October. more

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  • The Granary Gallery

    West Tisbury

    The Granary Gallery located at the Red Barn in West Tisbury has been showing some of the island's most respected... more

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  • HomeGrown Arts and Crafts

    Duxbury

    HomeGrown Arts and Crafts is an eclectic gallery, boutique celebrating local artists and contemporary crafters. more

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  • Kemp Pottery

    Orleans

    Est. 1978 Pottery studio and gallery. Father and son Steve and Matthew kemp produce Porcelain, Stoneware functional and decorative ware. We... 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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  • Laurel Wilson Watercolors

    Yarmouth Port

    Realistic watercolor paintings of Cape Cod and New England by well-known Cape Cod artist, Laurel Wilson. Original paintings, as well... 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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