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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  • MASS MoCA +
    101 saves

    MASS MoCA

    North Adams

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    67 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    44 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • SculptureNow +
    22 saves

    SculptureNow

    Becket

  • Clark Art Institute +
    18 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    16 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    14 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    11 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    10 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • DownStreet Art +
    9 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Northampton Center for the Arts +
    8 saves

    Northampton Center for the Arts

    Northampton

  • Yiddish Book Center +
    7 saves

    Yiddish Book Center

    Amherst

  • Museum of Our Industrial Heritage +
    6 saves

    Museum of Our Industrial Heritage

    Greenfield

  • Shelburne Arts Cooperative +
    6 saves

    Shelburne Arts Cooperative

    Shelburne Falls

  • Salmon Falls Gallery +
    4 saves

    Salmon Falls Gallery

    Shelburne Falls

  • Eastworks +
    3 saves

    Eastworks

    Easthampton

  • Paradise City, Inc. +
    3 saves

    Paradise City, Inc.

    Northampton

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