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“America's longest-running artist community!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Art Colony
Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #19 of 25 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner description: The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“America's longest-running artist community!”
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 Nesta, to name just a few. There are also funky and standard places to dine and a new, stunningly restored community center that offers interesting programming and exceptional exhibits. The August 2013 Ceramics Show has set a new standard for exhibitions of this material. And for the complete sea coast experience, take the Water Shuttle from downtown to get there!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Gloucester, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Past it's Prime”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Food and dancing”
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.

Visited July 2013
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sydney
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Interesting spot for a stroll”
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.

Visited June 2013
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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Area to visit”
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.

Visited July 2013
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