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Rocky Neck Art Colony

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Worth a little time if you're nearby

There's not too much to explore here, but some of the nicest, sincere artists and people are here... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York
Galleries and a working boatyard!

Have fun exploring the art galleries and then walk down to the boatyard and see the ships in... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Averill Park, New York
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
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Gloucester, MA
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 12, 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...More

3  Thank G J
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I feel about Rocky Neck in my hometown Gloucester the same as I do about Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA: Gorgeous area, lovely ocean views, good restaurants, lots of potential to make it a really happening place...but somehow both fall flat. Rocky Neck is beautiful!...More

3  Thank Hexy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's not too much to explore here, but some of the nicest, sincere artists and people are here. It has very strange, relaxed vibe, with no pretensions. Very different from any other group of artists I've encountered, this is a refreshing place. There are a...More

Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed September 29, 2018

So many galleries from The State of the Art gallery with some wonderful Marine art paintings by Spike Wademan to further down the neck , nearer the water, a gift shop with beautiful hand made jewellery made from the sea glass bottles found on the...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Have fun exploring the art galleries and then walk down to the boatyard and see the ships in drydock that are being worked on. Lovely neighborhood. There is a house that Hopper painted- in a painting, not the house. There are several nice places to...More

1  Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

There isnt much else to do here. Parking can be difficult however it's a great place to pick up the harbor shuttle. It's at the dock behind the Studio restaurant that sits by the water. There isn't anything else really to walk around and do....More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice day trip - go into several shops that display local art and the people are so nice! Walk along the water

Thank revivemindfulness
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Going from gallery to gallery, speaking to the artists, and feasting on their creations uplifted our minds, bodies and spirits. We fortunately found this great place quite by accident. It is a place that we'll return to again and again. I recommend bringing all your...More

Thank oxfordcg
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A great place to walk, enjoy lovely art, ceramics, clothes, pictures, talk to artists, admire surroundings, water, birds, stop to get ice cream or food.

Thank 409lilly
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Different shops and galleries at every turn, there's something for everyone to see here! Visiting here is such a great way to support local artists.

Thank AmyLou624
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Lovely little town nice galleries, people were so friendly. Parking was a little difficult but was worth the effort.

Thank Robin G
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Galleries line the streets of this artist corner of Gloucester. On quiet days many artists are happy to visit and discuss their work.

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Response from allyo511 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what you consider "walking". Everything is in a 3-5 mile radius. but you can go downtown from the train and take a charming ferry to Rocky Neck or the CATA bus (Cape Ann Transportation Authority)