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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  • 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

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... 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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  • 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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  • Howard Yezerski Gallery

    Boston

    Contemporary Art Gallery in Boston's South End 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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  • HyArts Campus

    Hyannis

    Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery at 50 Pearl Street are the newest additions to the HyArts Campus located in the... more

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  • Indigo Artist Studio

    Newburyport

    Indigo Artist Studio/Gallery is a working studio and gallery for artists working in monotype, mixed media, and oils. The... more

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  • Inner Vision Studio

    West Stockbridge

    Artist-owned gallery of Berkshire artist Karen Andrews: landscape, figurative, impressionistic. Photography, watercolor, drawing, mixed media. Affordable, appealing art for range... more

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  • J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers

    Plymouth

    Our monthly Antiques & Estate Auctions are held in the "Blue Room" at Plymouth Memorial Hall Building located... more

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  • Jamaica Plain Open Studios

    Jamaica Plain

    The Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an annual celebration of the arts in Jamaica Plain that gives the public... more

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  • Jewelry by Etta

    West Dennis

    Discover the difference of wearable art jewelry at Jewelry by Etta. She has been designing and creating unique pieces of... more

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