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“Art Colony and More”

Rockport Art Association & Museum
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Rockport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rockport Art Association & Museum is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 95 years. Each year the RAA&M welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world. The RAA&M continues to be one of Cape Ann’s most prominent cultural beacons. Since its founding, the Association has steadily increased in size and currently includes approximately 280 artist & photography members, and hundreds of contributing members. By promoting year-round programs of classes, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and community outreach, as well as an impressive museum collection, the RAA&M remains dedicated to its mission of making fine art appreciation accessible to all.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Riverside, California
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Art Colony and More”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

I stumbled into this gallery while my nephew and his friend were sightseeing in the local shops. What a great introduction into local artists of the community. This yellow building is deceiving and it houses far more art than one might have guessed. All the history and the beautiful surroundings of Cape Ann and New England are included in many of the works here.

There are so many wonderful galleries and shops in Rockport along with the usual somewhat touristy trinket shops. Overall it's a quaint village and RAA is a must see if you are in Rockport. Don't miss the used bookstore on main street either. The art here in Rockport is stunning. There is no other way to describe it. I just wish I had places to display all the art I would love to buy. However, the prices are so reasonable here, that you may end up with a purchase being shipped home. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Visited July 2013
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Rhode Island
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Art for art's sake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

A visit to the gallery should be a must for anyone who enjoys art and plans to spend a few hours strolling along the shops of Rockport. Just the right amount of haute but you feel welcome and appreciated for stopping by. Worth a stop

Visited August 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“To the east”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Here you can visit lots of local artists and spend time talking with them. It is a lovely area and there is tons to do and see. You can purchase items here and the prices vary quite a bit.

Visited July 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Art and More Art - You can spend a bit of time here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is an opportunity to see a lot of local artists and see some great scenes of New England as well as elsewhere. The building is larger than it looks- there is artwork on the first floor and second floor. The second floor contains one room with artwork for purchase - some framed some just matted. Prices are realistic. On the first floor, you can go out the backdoor -across a small yard -into another room of art. Some of the show-cased art is also for sale.
You can definitely spend some time here.
No charge but they do have a nice box for donations.

Visited June 2012
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