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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  • Thomas Crane Public Library

    Quincy

    Built in 1881 by noted architect Henry Hobson Richardson - who also designed Boston's famed Trinity Church - the Thomas Thomas... more

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  • Trescott Street Gallery

    Taunton

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  • UFORGE Gallery

    Jamaica Plain

    A More In-depth Look: Forged within the heart of the artistic community Jamaica Plain, the UFORGE Gallery is the newest... more

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  • UMass Dartmouth Galleries

    New Bedford

    College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at UMASS Dartmouth has two galleries: CVPA Campus Gallery in Dartmouth and University... more

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  • UMass Dartmouth Galleries

    North Dartmouth

    Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm, Fri 10 am - noon, Sat Oct 1 & Oct 29 10 am-4 pm more

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  • The Umbrella Community Arts Center

    Concord

    The Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through... more

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  • University Art Gallery

    New Bedford

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  • Valerie's Gallery

    Newburyport

    Fine American Craft, Jewelry and Art. We feature nearly 100 artists, and specialize in jewelry, pottery and local art. more

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  • The Vintage Bazaar

    Salisbury

    'An Inspiring Experience!' Join us in June and September for a semi-annual, two-day event you won't soon forget. Held... more

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  • Waltham Mills Artists Association

    Waltham

    WMAA artists work in a wide range of media, including sculpture, glass, drawing, printmaking, painting, textiles, photography, woodworking, film and... more

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  • West Dennis Antiques

    West Dennis

    American 18th-19th furniture, fine accessories,fireplace equipment,paintings,historical prints,Currier & Ives, A.B.Frost,Gordon Grant,John... more

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  • William Baczek Fine Arts

    Northampton

    Founded in 1996, William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts represents artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpting,... more

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  • Worcester Cultural Coalition/WOO Card

    Worcester

    Worcester: Where will you WOO? Use the WOO Card to save at more than 60 Worcester area restaurants, museums, theaters, hotels... more

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  • Z gallery

    Boston

    Zizi Gallery (Z Gallery) is an Entrepreneur Collaboration founded in Boston, Massachusetts. It is conceived to support artists as small- &... more

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