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Rocky Neck Art Colony

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Address: Gloucester, MA
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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So many painter!!!

There are some very nice victorian houses. The streets are full of painters and galleries. The galleries are a bit dirty and full of kaos around but in spite of it it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Zsambek, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are some very nice victorian houses. The streets are full of painters and galleries. The galleries are a bit dirty and full of kaos around but in spite of it it's interesting... There are some factories so the port and view are not so nice!

Thank fourbeck13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of very interesting small galleries exhibiting everything from funky to classic fine art (and prices to match.) We enjoyed chatting with the artists and seeing Gloucester through their work. Worth an afternoon.

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Rocky Neck is home to one of the oldest art colonies in the USA. In many of the galleries the artists live where they work so you can see them creating pieces as well as have in depth conversations about those that are displayed. The Studio and the Rudder restaurants serve up great seafood and drinks and the outdoor dining... More 

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Atlanta GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I think this is a very trendy and touristy area but worth the walk to see the art galleries and little shops. It feels like the street is closed off to traffic but really cars can go down the road as they need and people will move for them. But auto traffic is rare. The shops are eclectic and the... More 

Thank ATL_explorer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy catching the inner harbor water taxi which stops at The Studio restaurant in Rocky Neck. Grab some food, walk thru the private galleries and if you have interest it is where several of the tuna boats from the show Wicked Tuna are moored.

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I found this area overrated and hardly any parking. Not worth cruising around and around looking for a parking place.

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

So New England...quirky shops, solid art galleries and cultural center with diverse and frequent event s and changing exhibits. Unique harbor views and architecture. Friendly locals.

Thank cloudsskyocean
Salem, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

There are artist's studios right on the pier. The quality of the work varies. Some are established artists and some are following their dream of being artists. There is a lovely neighborhood there; many people put a lot of care into their houses and gardens and it is fun to look around. There are all different sorts of views, from... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

stayed at rocky neck accommodation on the water right in the middle of the arts district. clean rooms and very comfortable. the shops and the neighborhood is great!! 5 stars!!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed at Rocky Neck Accommodations, right on the water in the heart of the arts district. Rooms are quite basic, but clean and comfortable. And the neighborhood is fascinating.

Thank Marcia P

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