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Rocky Neck Art Colony

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Gloucester
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Rocky Neck Art colony is a charming artists colony located in Gloucester, MA, north of Boston.  It is the oldest working artist colony in the United... more »
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Boone, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Finding a place to park may be more difficult than finding photo ops in this artist colony! This is especially true in the summer. Many of Gloucester more famous artists made their gallery and home in Rocky Neck. It can be "crusty"! It can be funky! So, take time to meander the narrow streets, boat yard and wharf area to... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Was excited to see, but bit disappointed. Views were beautiful but art wasn't for us. Plus many galleries were closed. One shop (Imagine Gallery) was fun, won't be back to colony though. And it's sad because it holds lots of history.

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120 reviews 120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was disappointed that most of the galleries were closed. Our visit was in early October; I was surprised that the "season" didn't extend into leaf-peeping weeks. The few that we were able to visit had great choices.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The artists are sooooo friendly and very classy artwork. Yep, I left a few coins with them. It's all along the harbor and so very picture pretty. We stayed at Rocky Neck Accomendations. Yes!

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Austin, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The scenic atmosphere and good weather made this an enjoyable visit. I particularly enjoyed the gallery of Paul George, an excellent landscape painter.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Treat yourself to a stroll along the picturesque Cape Ann coast while dropping in some of the most colorful art galleries any where. The Rocky Neck art Colony sports a thriving community of artists working in all styles and mediums, from world-class Sigrid Olsen, to far-out Imagine artist Brenda Malloy, and traditional plain-air painters such as Robert Gruppe and John... More

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Gloucester, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Rocky Neck is picturesque and a great place to take a walk, but there weren't many art studios open. There is convenient parking on the right as you enter the colony.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Mad Fish Grille.... BEST sushi EVER. Raggae dancing on Sunday night. The best fun I have had in a long time.

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sydney
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Not many serious artists here now, but fun to browse the shops and galleries and have a coffee. Scenically, quite dramatic and pretty.

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New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I have visited this area many times. Has great art galleries and restaurants. Since it is a very compact area it easily walkable.

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