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Address: Gloucester, MA
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Description: The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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Cute Little Art Colony

This is a nice stop to get away from the crowds in other parts of the area. There are several little galleries along the water as well as some restaurants and a place for ice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Wolcott, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I loved the feel of this area, I would recommend poking around in the afternoon and staying for dinner. There are a few great places right on the water. Yes it is a small collection of artists it did not feel dingy or uncomfortable at all. Had great conversations with the artists on how they come up with there pieces... More 

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Manhattan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a nice stop to get away from the crowds in other parts of the area. There are several little galleries along the water as well as some restaurants and a place for ice cream. The artists here represent all different styles including contemporary and landscape artists. I wouldn't spend all day here, but it's nice to walk through... More 

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Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Because I live here in Gloucester, I might take for granted all the talented artists that live here in our midst. For that reason, I make a point of visiting the Rocky Neck Art Gallery at least twice a year ~ best in the summer season. You'll find a wide variety of artistic styles represented, but you will definitely find... More 

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charlestown mass
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are in the area this is a great little place to go. You need to check a map if you are in the Gloucester area, because you'll miss a quaint little artist area on the ocean, shop eat, sit in the sun and enjoy

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Beverly, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I also went to Rocky Neck early in the Spring this year and my first gallery was Elynn Kroger's Gallery. I have to agree with YRI123 review and yes, Elynn isn't pleasant. English is my first language & I too felt 'misunderstood' by Elynn. I agree that she also made my friend and I uncomfortable (the only potential customers around... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a pretty cute little area, but as people said: a lot of it is just people's houses so it's a bit awkward. Not worth a special trip, but we were in the area and it's nice to walk around on a nice day. I did want to say that in the first gallery we went into, Elynn Kroger's... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a small spot with very little to do or look at. It's also pretty grungy looking and a little dreary. There's a small sliver or two of beach area open to the public; the rest is jealously guarded by a few homeowners with beach frontage. Many of the "galleries" are in people's homes and open infrequently, at odd... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We thought it would be a bigger area, but there are only a handful of galleries, mostly in quaint little, funky painted houses. Everyone was very friendly to the browsers. It's a picturesque little spot and definitely should be visited when in the Cape Ann area. It's part of the appeal of that area of the coast.We ended up going... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We found the Art Colony at the end of a road under construction with very little parking. While I understand that October is off-season, not a single gallery was open on a Thursday afternoon. There were about 1/2 dozen galleries in a small cul de sac. Very disappointing.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is just a row of. Homes turned into studios and shops. It is not very big. I had my own idea of what an Artist Colony should look like, so I was disappointed .

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