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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  • 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

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    South Shore Art Center

    Cohasset

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    SOWA Artist Guild

    Boston

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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

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    Western Avenue Studios

    Lowell

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

    Beverly

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    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

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    Worcester Center for Crafts

    Worcester

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    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • 119 Gallery

    Lowell

    119 Gallery is a dynamic community arts space bridging traditional and new media art through a rich and diverse program of... more

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  • 3Museums.org

    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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  • 413 Glassworks

    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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  • Adam Peck Gallery

    Provincetown

    Adam Peck seeks the iconic image in his paintings and sculpture. He pares it down to only what is necessary... 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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  • Albert Merola Gallery

    Provincetown

    Since 1988 Albert Merola Gallery has been representing the finest in contemporary and historically significant Provincetown related art. Fine artist prints... more

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  • Allston Arts District

    Allston

    Allston Open Studios AAD/Allston Arts District 28th Annual Open Studios November 8-9th (noon - 6pm) 40 Allston artists and... more

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