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.

  • The Galleries at 820 Main, Harwich Port

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  • Museum of African American History +
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    Museum of African American History

    Boston

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
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    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • My Art Boston +
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    My Art Boston

    Jamaica Plain

  • Newbury Street +
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    Newbury Street

    Boston

  • The Nines festival +
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    The Nines festival

    Devens

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
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    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Paradise City, Inc. +
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    Paradise City, Inc.

    Northampton

  • Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery +
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    Ron Mello Studio pottery and gallery

    Middleboro

  • S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO +
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    S.J. DAVIS GLASS STUDIO

    Kingston

  • SculptureNow +
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    SculptureNow

    Becket

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
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    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library +
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    The Shop at The Mary Baker Eddy Library

    Boston

  • South Shore Art Center +
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    South Shore Art Center

    Cohasset

  • SOWA Artist Guild +
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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

  • SoWa Open Market +
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    SoWa Open Market

    Boston

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
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    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Vaillancourt Folk Art +
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    Vaillancourt Folk Art

    Sutton

  • Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio +
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    Wicked Art Bar - Paint & Sip Studio

    Beverly

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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