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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  • 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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  • Bridge Gallery, LLC

    Newburyport

    Vibrant cooperative of local and regional artists featuring landscapes, still life, abstracts and photography. more

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  • BRILL GALLERY

    North Adams

    The BRILL GALLERY is located in the historic Eclipse Mill near MASS MoCA. The Gallery displays for sale Sculpture, Paintings... more

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  • BSA Space

    Boston

    BSA Space hosts exhibits on design and architecture, architectural cruises and walking tours, and other programs and events that foster... more

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  • Cottage Street Studios

    Easthampton

    We are the longest-running artist's collective in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. Located in an old mill building in... more

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  • Debra M. Gaines Fine Art

    Edgartown

    Debra M. Gaines Fine Art Gallery Features Land and Seascape Photography, Encaustic Paintings, Pastel Paintings and Limited Edition Prints of... more

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  • dmg (Don Muller Gallery Inc.)

    Northampton

    dmg features an outstanding collection of museum quality crafts and fine jewelry from over 300 American artists. more

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  • Doll E. Daze Project & Museum Inc;

    Mansfield

    The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is the only museum in the country who teaches black history &... more

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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  • Fire Opal

    Brookline

    Contemporary American Craft showcasing over 150 artist. Jewelry, ceramics, fiber, wood and metal. more

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  • Flying Object

    Hadley

    Flying Object is non-profit art and publishing organization with a storefront gallery and letterpress studio space in the former Hadley... more

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  • Galeria Cubana

    Boston

    Art gallery showcasing paintings, prints and drawings by artists living in Cuba. more

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  • Galeria Cubana

    Provincetown

    Seasonal operation from May - October. more

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  • A Gallery Martha's Vineyard

    Oak Bluffs

    Contemporary artwork from Martha's Vineyard and beyond, in a variety of media by established and emerging artists. Exhibitions, artist talks,... more

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  • The Granary Gallery

    West Tisbury

    The Granary Gallery located at the Red Barn in West Tisbury has been showing some of the island's most respected... 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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  • Hope & Feathers Framing and Gallery

    Amherst

    Hope & Feathers is a busy full-service custom frame shop specializing in conservation framing materials. They also feature local artists... more

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  • Kemp Pottery

    Orleans

    Est. 1978 Pottery studio and gallery. Father and son Steve and Matthew kemp produce Porcelain, Stoneware functional and decorative ware. We... more

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  • Laurel Wilson Watercolors

    Yarmouth Port

    Realistic watercolor paintings of Cape Cod and New England by well-known Cape Cod artist, Laurel Wilson. Original paintings, as well... more

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  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    North Adams

    Located in Berkshire County's vibrant arts community, MCLA offers a wide array of meeting and event spaces to accommodate 10 to 2,000... more

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