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 Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

    The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy's... more

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  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    North Adams

    Located in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, MCLA offers a wide array of meeting and event spaces to accommodate 10 to 2,000... more

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  • McGuire Gallery

    Provincetown

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  • melanie chartier studio

    Hyannis

    My fine art studio is located in the Hyannis arts district in an antique Cape Cod home with 5 other studios.... more

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  • Miki Lovett - Textile & Print Artist

    Nantucket

    Marbling & silk painting and works on paper in my studio on Nantucket Island. My work includes fashion and home... more

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  • Multicultural Arts Center

    Cambridge

    As New England's only multicultural arts center, we strive to present dedicated programming reflecting diversity in the arts. Please join... more

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  • Narrowland Gallery

    South Chatham

    We're Chatham's newest gallery. We take pride in exhibiting eclectic, edgy, innovative artists with unique works and uninhibited styles. WINNER!... more

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  • Narrows Center for the Arts

    Fall River

    The Narrows Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The 280-seat facility hosts high-quality, national and local performing... more

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  • New Bedford Art Museum

    New Bedford

    Our Mission: The New Bedford Art Museum engages the public in experiencing, understanding and appreciating art. The South Coast is... more

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  • Newburyport Art Association

    Newburyport

    The Newburyport Art Association was founded in 1948. The NAA is dedicated to promoting and exhibiting our members' work, to providing... more

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  • Nickerson Art Gallery

    Chatham

    Chatham's premier local art gallery more

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  • North Adams Open Studios

    North Adams

    North Adams Open Studios opens its doors for you to come celebrate a weekend of art. Open Studios 2013 takes place... more

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  • North River Gallery

    Pembroke

    Non-profit gallery space. Ample parking, Handicap accessible North River Church Gallery is located within North River Community Church 334 Old Oak... more

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  • North Shore Arts Association

    Gloucester

    Gallery of fine art for exhibit and sale. Celebrating its 90th year in 2012. Offering exhibitions, lectures, adult / teen/ children's workshops,... more

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  • North Water Gallery

    Edgartown

    North Water Gallery specializes in contemporary realism with a focus on local subject matter and has been operating at its... more

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  • Old Spouter Gallery

    Nantucket

    Fine Art and Antiques gallery featuring Island painters and sculptors situated in a 1756 house. more

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  • Painting Under the Influence

    North Reading

    Our vision is to engage our customer's participation in a relaxing and fun night out all the while giving back... more

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  • PALETTEWORKS GALLERY/STUDIO

    Orleans

    Palette knife oil paintings by Stephen Roth. Vivid. textured florals, Cape-scapes and Landscapes. Colorful slices of life, that you want (... more

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  • The Parson House Gallery

    Assonet

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  • PAUL WHITE WOODCARVING

    E, Sandwich

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