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Rocky Neck Art Colony

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #15 of 26 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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Love the art work and decor beautiful houses across the street as well with a beautiful garden. Near by a few restaurants good place to go look at some art and have lunch or dinner.

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HdeG, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A nice little venue for little art shops and restaurants but, the parking sucks. Your best be is to find a spot in the public parking lot right when you enter the neck - the walking is long but, pleasant.

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East Sussex
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Arty, quirky and a delight around every corner. Perfect place for a stroll in the evening and a waterside drink and meal.

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vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I highly suggest walking around the art colony. It won't take long but there are definitely some hidden treasures!

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Rocky Neck is one of the nicest walk you can take in Gloucester. You'll probably find the more interesting restaurants of the city while meeting artists presenting their work in a very welcoming fashion. The scenery provides one of the natural inspiration for painters living in the community. If you are staying in Gloucester, do not hesitate to visit.

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Northeast USA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We always love to walk down RN and enjoy the views of the boats and pop in the many art studios. We have one painting from the art colony here and it is the favorite one in my house. Galleries hours are spotty, so just enjoy what you can when you go here.

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Boone, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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