Art is subjective, but we think we can objectively say that Massachusetts has the best art in the entire solar system. After all, it’s home to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of the world’s most impressive collections of fine art; Mass MoCA, the country’s most fertile site for large scale new art; and the “small but big” Worcester Art and Fitchburg Art Museums. Plus, there’s a whole museum of bad art, and one that’s free if your name is Isabella. Wake up your soul at the Jacob’s Pillow dance festival, catch yourself clapping inappropriately loud for the world famous Boston Symphony Orchestra or banging your head (in a good way) in the birthplace of hardcore punk. And don’t leave without experiencing some drama (also in a good way) at one of our amazing theaters, from The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in The Berkshires to Worcester’s majestic Hanover Theatre to Boston’s storied theater district. You can also visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council website for more information on the arts in Massachusetts.

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  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox

  • Cyclorama, Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    334 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Salisbury Beach Partnership +
    57 saves

    Salisbury Beach Partnership

    Salisbury

  • Rockport Music +
    31 saves

    Rockport Music

    Rockport

  • Firehouse Center for the Arts +
    7 saves

    Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Newburyport

  • William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps +
    6 saves

    William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

    Lexington

  • Shalin Liu Performance Center +
    5 saves

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    Rockport

  • The Nines festival +
    2 saves

    The Nines festival

    Devens

  • Lexington Symphony +
    1 saves

    Lexington Symphony

    Lexington

  • Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc. +
    1 saves

    Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc.

    Methuen

  • Old Sloop Coffeehouse +
    1 saves

    Old Sloop Coffeehouse

    Rockport

  • Lowell Summer Music Series +
    0 saves

    Lowell Summer Music Series

    Lowell

  • Uncharted Gallery +
    0 saves

    Uncharted Gallery

    Lowell

  • The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

    Gloucester

    The third Saturday of the month July 20, August 17 & September 21 Gloucester's Main Street becomes an entertainment mall featuring five performance... more

    + 12 saves
  • Blue Ocean Event Center

    Salisbury

    Blue Ocean Event Center has revived the shores of Salisbury Beach providing a unique, first-rate oceanfront dining, event and entertainment... more

    + 10 saves
  • North Shore Music Theatre

    Beverly

    Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. NSMT continues to annually produce a musical... more

    + 6 saves
  • Museum of Printing

    North Andover

    Printing has been the predecessor to changes in civilization. Gutenberg's invention of movable type spread religion, improved printing press' fostered... more

    + 4 saves
  • Lowell Festival Foundation/Folk Festival

    Lowell

    The largest free folk festival in the nation is three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, street parades, dance... more

    + 2 saves
  • Salem Arts Festival

    Salem

    For three days each summer, this free festival transforms downtown Salem into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase... more

    + 2 saves
  • Lowell Memorial Auditorium

    Lowell

    Historical landmark; venue for year-round musical, dance, and concert performances. more

    + 1 saves
  • Maudslay Arts Center

    Newburyport

    Finest Jazz, country, swing, klezmer in our 'tanglewood north' pristine setting in Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. Spacious, acoustically superb setting... more

    + 1 saves