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Address: Gloucester, MA
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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A Scenic Stroll

Stopped in the morning, before anything was open. Just walked through the area with our cup of coffee in hand. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was great. We would like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Casselberry, Florida
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Boasting a deep history of artists trekking to this part of the North Shore to paint since the mid-1800's, Rocky Neck has its work cut out for it. The community is working really hard to make something out of a part of town that has seen better days, probably for those artists of yore. Yes, there are artists working in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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192 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is the place to go if you want to avoid all the touristy, made-in-China items that you typically find in local gift and clothing stores. Buy direct from the artist. I found some lovely jewelry, art prints and cute t-shirts, at great prices, too. It's a short drive from downtown and there are a couple restaurants here for lunch... More 

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Casselberry, Florida
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153 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in the morning, before anything was open. Just walked through the area with our cup of coffee in hand. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was great. We would like to go back when we could actually see the galleries, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went whale watching (great!) and drove over to look at the art afterwards. We were disappointed with how small the area was and had difficulty navigating our way through the small streets. Would not recommend unless you had time to kill.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art colony is to be commended for creating new life in an otherwise run down part of town with old shipyards. The artistic value lies in the eye of the beholder but appears to draw numerous visitors. It is not as touristy as nearby Rockport, but has much more potential in the long run.

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Savannah, GA
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82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art galleries and small shops and restaurants that are tucked into this area are fun to explore any time of day. The area is very scenic with homes perched on the hillsides overlooking the water, and the flower boxes and containers add splashes of color everywhere. There is a water taxi that circulates around the harbor with various stops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very peaceful village. The artists are at work, just like in Rockport's galleries. I met only several artists who opened the doors to the public; the colony was quiet and sleepy even though it was past noon on a summer day.

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Maryland
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A fun, bohemian art colony with some nice restaurants where you can eat overlooking the Gloucester Harbor. If you want to buy original art, this is the place to do it!

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Purchasing art work is one thing but meeting the Artist and having them explain the though behind the work they have produced is art of the finest. It gives you the appreciation behind the work. Purchasing makes you feel good because you are contributing to this artist's professional experience and gives him the sense of pride to know his/her work... More 

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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A fun place for serious collectors or art lovers. Original artwork is on display. Let the artists will inspire you. It was fun to watch them at work. Most of the galleries overlook the water so if you are in the mood for a stroll, go for the inspiration and atmosphere. Park on the street or in community lot. Varied... More 

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Additional Information about Rocky Neck Art Colony

Address: Gloucester, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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