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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  • Giovanni DeCunto

    Boston

    Studio of nationally renown painter, Giovanni DeCunto. Exhibiting for acquistion original contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. 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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  • 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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  • Great Marsh Studios

    Ipswich

    Great Marsh Studios in Ipswich, Ma is a clay studio and gallery that features beautiful handmade pottery and sculpture made... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Grow Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

    Grow Gallery is an immersive art experience that grabs your senses from the minute you walk in the door, encouraging... more

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  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving... more

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  • HandCraft House

    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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  • HandCraft House

    Brewster

    An art and gift gallery on Cape Cod featuring the paintings of owner Eileen Smith and the fanciful creations of... more

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  • Heart Pottery

    Brewster

    Working studio of potter Diane Heart. High fired porcelain and raku. Most days Diane is working at the wheel. Located... more

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  • Heather Blume Sculpture Studio

    Harwichport

    Working Artist Barn Studio specializing in figurative sculpture and mixed media works. Finished artwork available for sale in Loft Gallery,... more

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  • The Hidden Art Gallery

    Boston

    The Hidden Art Gallery is tucked away on the "Hill" behind the State House. Exhibits contemporary oil paintings... more

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  • Hillport Gallery

    Sandwich

    The Hillport Gallery sits at the former home of William Barclay Parsons. Mr. Parsons was the designer of the Cape... 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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  • Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery

    Amherst

    Hope & Feathers is a busy full-service custom frame shop specializing in conservation framing materials. They also feature local artists... more

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  • Hopkinton Center for Arts

    Hopkinton

    The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a visual and performing arts center. The art galleries at the HCA... more

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  • Howard Yezerski Gallery

    Boston

    Contemporary Art Gallery in Boston's South End more

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  • Hudson Art Inc.

    Williamstown

    Recently moved from HUDSONS at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA to our current location in Williamstown. We have handled... 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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  • Hyannis Harbor Arts Center

    Hyannis

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