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“Mostly closed”

Rocky Neck Art Colony
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US$139.00*
and up
Gloucester Harbor Cruise with Brunch and Live Jazz
Ranked #13 of 57 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Mostly closed”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I was disappointed that most of the galleries were closed. Our visit was in early October; I was surprised that the "season" didn't extend into leaf-peeping weeks. The few that we were able to visit had great choices.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Rocky Neck Art Colony”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The artists are sooooo friendly and very classy artwork. Yep, I left a few coins with them. It's all along the harbor and so very picture pretty. We stayed at Rocky Neck Accomendations. Yes!

Visited September 2013
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Austin, TX
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Charming neighborhood”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The scenic atmosphere and good weather made this an enjoyable visit. I particularly enjoyed the gallery of Paul George, an excellent landscape painter.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“America's longest-running artist community!”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Treat yourself to a stroll along the picturesque Cape Ann coast while dropping in some of the most colorful art galleries any where. The Rocky Neck art Colony sports a thriving community of artists working in all styles and mediums, from world-class Sigrid Olsen, to far-out Imagine artist Brenda Malloy, and traditional plain-air painters such as Robert Gruppe and John Nesta, to name just a few. There are also funky and standard places to dine and a new, stunningly restored community center that offers interesting programming and exceptional exhibits. The August 2013 Ceramics Show has set a new standard for exhibitions of this material. And for the complete sea coast experience, take the Water Shuttle from downtown to get there!

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Past it's Prime”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Rocky Neck is picturesque and a great place to take a walk, but there weren't many art studios open. There is convenient parking on the right as you enter the colony.

Visited August 2013
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