Best of Boston

2015 Best Art Gallery

Gallery Kayafas

Owner Arlette Kayafas’s gallery represents a broad cross-section of Boston art. There are works from established local icons—Jules Aarons’s photos of the old West End, First Night founder Clara Wainwright’s quilts. But Gallery Kayafas has come into its own as the place to see new queer visual art in Boston from Boston, with artists such as Jess Dugan, Caleb Cole, and A. B. Miner grappling with the fast-shifting politics and emotions of today as they shape the landscape of the future.

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-482-0411,