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Rocky Neck Art Colony

Closes in 24 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank revivemindfulness
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank M_Freedley
Reviewed June 1, 2018

The row of shops/galleries hasn't changed much since my college days....it's fun to poke in and out of the galleries and as much of the work is proficient - it's not hard to walk away with a new piece of artwork - large or small.....

Thank garyp281
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Wonderful way to spend the day visiting art galleries and local cooperatives, restaurants, a cultural center, a marine railway and surrounded by water views. A must see day or night.

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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)