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Rocky Neck Art Colony

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Nice Stroll

Fun place for good galleries and restaurants during the summer season. Pretty dead otherwise. You... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Rockport, Massachusetts
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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 October 11, 2018
New York City, New York
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
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Reviewed December 28, 2018

Rocky Neck is best visited in the warmer weather since most places are closed up tight for the winter. It comes alive with art galleries and little boutiques after Memorial Day. Some excellent restaurants are there as well such as The Rudder and The Studio....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Fun place for good galleries and restaurants during the summer season. Pretty dead otherwise. You can take a harbor loop ride from Gloucester.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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)