We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Shore Arts Association

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Art for the Heart

If you need a jolt of inspiration and want to experience the artistic community of Gloucester then... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Patricia F
Syracuse, New York
We love this gallery!

This is a longtime artist association with an impressive history of members. It is always nice to... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Averill Park, New York
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (3)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“artwork”(2 reviews)
“gallery”(4 reviews)
Open May-October. Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm. The North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist membership of over 300 artists recognized worldwide. This wonderful, harborside building provides the opportunity to view...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
11 Pirates Ln, Gloucester, MA 01930-3810
+1 978-283-1857
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Excellent must see if you like art. Wonderful,old building on the harbor. Near the Rocky Nack art colony but better and more art in one place.

2  Thank williamtaylor39
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
16 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews plenty of parking artwork gallery landscape seascape
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 16 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2018

If you need a jolt of inspiration and want to experience the artistic community of Gloucester then this gallery is for you! Impressive art work and landscapes that lift the the imagination to new heights.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is a longtime artist association with an impressive history of members. It is always nice to see the latest exhibit. Many local subjects- seascapes, harbors, fishing boats, marshes, beaches. Nice array of big and small works.

Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Tucked down a little lane on Gloucester's harbor is this rustic gallery displaying and selling works of Cape Ann's finest artists. A wonderful place to get your visual fill of beautiful seascapes.

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed October 21, 2017

They have very interesting shows, including the recent Charles Movalli retrospective which is stunning. They also recently hosted the opening reception for Cape Air Plein Air. This is a gem of a place. They also offer classes. They have 2 floors full of art. They...More

Thank cydney04106
Reviewed August 17, 2017

The North Shore Arts building has a long history in Gloucester and is always being renovated and restored. The patrons are dedicated to this project. I go to several functions there each summer. The artwork varies in quality from beginners to some stunning paintings. I...More

Thank 411traveler69
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Pleasant shore side location for an art gallery that celebrates the areas ocean heritage. While many of the paintings were pleasing to my eye, the real gem to the gallery was a glass and metal octopus located on the 2nd floor, it was amazing. The...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Surprising finds off the beaten path in this spacious yet contained showing of locally themed art. An excellent stop for an hournor two rain or shine

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Lots of local artists work featuring boats and the shore. Relaxing pace. No crowds. Worthwhile activity in Gloucester.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a great venue to see many well known Cape Ann artists. Admission is free although a donation is desired. Quite often they will have a show going on featuring either a theme or artist. There usually will be about 200 or more paintings...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Parking lot here has sweeping views of the harbor. The massive building has morphed from earlier marine uses to an active artist center for displaying 2 floors of artworks-mostly oil and watercolor landscapes. All for sale as well as art workshops and books on the...More

Thank cloudsskyocean
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
355 reviews
.66 miles away
Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
519 reviews
.96 miles away
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
481 reviews
.96 miles away
The Vista
480 reviews
1.05 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 149 nearby restaurants
Duckworth's Bistrot
390 reviews
.07 miles away
Seaport Grille
827 reviews
.43 miles away
Captain Carlo's Restaurant
259 reviews
.38 miles away
Rudder Restaurant
168 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 94 nearby attractions
Main Street
154 reviews
.54 miles away
Maritime Gloucester
65 reviews
.38 miles away
Gloucester Stage Company
33 reviews
.33 miles away
Niles Beach
26 reviews
.56 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from North Shore Arts Association staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines