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Arts and Crafts

This section includes local art schools, art museums, galleries, 3D fabrication services and makerspaces. Museums and galleries are included because they can be sources of creative inspiration even if their exhibitions don't fall within the steampunk category. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Art Education

Boston Conservatory

Boston, MA, USA

The Boston Conservatory is a performing arts conservatory located in the Fenway-Kenmore region of Boston. . .

Emerson College

Boston, MA, USA

Emerson College describes itself as "the only comprehensive college or university in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. . ."

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA, USA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art. . .

Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA, USA

Montserrat College of Art is a four-year residential college specializing in the visual arts. . .

Art Supplies

Blick Art Materials - Boston Landmark Center

Boston, MA, USA

A major retailer of art supplies. . .

Blick Art Materials - Boston Mass Ave

Boston, MA, USA

A major retailer of art supplies. . .

Blick Art Materials - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, USA

A major retailer of art supplies. . .

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts - Boston Area

Boston area

A list of local locations. . .

Michaels - Boston Area

Boston area

A list of local locations. . .

Fabrication Services/Makerspaces

3D Hubs - Boston

Boston, MA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Lowell

Lowell, MA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .


Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

This membership-based makerspace includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, and heavy-duty sewing machines. . .

Lowell Makes

Lowell, MA, USA

Lowell Makes offers membership-based access to a woodshop, metalshop, and studios for costumes & props, electronics, ceramics, fabrics & crafts and rapid prototyping. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Boston

Boston, MA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

New Vestures Fashion Maker Co-Working Space

Lowell, MA, USA

New Vestures is a makerspace focusing on fashion and textiles. . .

Port City Makerspace

Portsmouth, NH, USA

This member-supported makerspace focuses on projects involving metal, wood, electronics and bicycles. . .

The UPS Store #4762 - Plymouth - 3D Printing/Scanning

Plymouth, MA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .



West Newton, MA, USA

Artitudes describes itself as "a gallery of fine American crafts and jewelry," including steampunk-inspired "Klockwerks" by Roger Wood. . .


Art Complex Museum

Duxbury, MA, USA

The Art Complex Museum serves as a regional arts center and houses the collection of the Carl A. . .

Bakalar and Paine Galleries

Boston, MA, USA

"The Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt are the largest free contemporary art space in New England. . ."


Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

Salem, MA, USA

Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery describes itself as "Salem's only monster museum" and as "a tribute to Horror, Sci Fi and Fantasy Films. . ."

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Lincoln, MA, USA

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a 30-acre sculpture park and contemporary art museum on the shore of Flint's Pond in Lincoln, Massachusetts. . .

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton, MA, USA

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, receives 20,000 visitors a year. . .

Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge, MA, USA

Three art museums affiliated with Harvard University. . .

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston, MA, USA

The Institute of Contemporary Art is an art museum and exhibition space in Boston. . .

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston, MA, USA

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston. . .

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Cambridge, MA, USA

The List Visual Arts Center is the contemporary art gallery of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. . .

Museum of Art - University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH, USA

The Museum of Art at UNH has a permanent collection of about 1700 works emphasizing 19th and 20th century prints and drawings. . .

Museum of Bad Art

Needham, MA, USA

The Museum of Bad Art is a privately owned museum whose stated aim is "to celebrate the labor of artists whose work would be displayed and appreciated in no other forum. . ."

Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is the fourth largest museum in the United States. . .

New England Quilt Museum

Lowell, MA, USA

The New England Quilt Museum in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, is the only institute in the Northeast solely dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. . .

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem, MA, USA

The Peabody Essex Museum ranks among the top 20 art museums in the United States. . .

Rose Art Museum

Waltham, MA, USA

The Rose Art Museum is a part of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. . .

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