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Rocky Neck Art Colony

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Address: Gloucester, MA
10:00 - 18:00
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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.

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Wonderful part of town but the roads are SO NARROW we wish we would have taken the water taxi... Restaurants have different opening times so check before you go!

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Yuma, Arizona
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 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!!

Thank pryor912
Edmond, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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
Yuma, Arizona
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558 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,027 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Wonderful part of town but the roads are SO NARROW we wish we would have taken the water taxi... Restaurants have different opening times so check before you go!

Thank 2013TravelinFool
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of art galleries. Every expensive. One shop the man is very talented. Prices were more reasonable. What I liked the most is we walked down to the shore line and found lots of sea glass. Not a very clean shore line so wear old shoes. If you like art it is an ok place.

Thank Emma L
Woodstock, Connecticut
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I spent summers here at my grandparents all my life. It has changed quite a bit and the quality of the artwork is not the same. But it is a pretty spot, educational for the kids if you take them to the railways area (where they dock ships to repair them) and the Rudder Restaurant is still terrific.

1 Thank Alison G
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

She is one of the last of the breed of free spirits who is not burdened by negativity. Stopping by her store and talking to her is an experience you will not forget.

Thank tesiman
Dundee, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Always a worthwhile afternoon if you're on the hunt for oils, acrylic, pen and ink, or good quality digitally enhanced prints. Take the time and you'll be rewarded with jaw dropping pieces, albeit as a price that most are unlikely to have in cash on them. The batik work was head and shoulders above anything else - seek it out.

Thank Abercorn
Bremen, Maine
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had a rainy day visit with a relative form far away, and wanted a real coastal treat. There were restaurants to have fries and coffee at, and art opening with reception food, and after touring several galleries, some prints, cards, and jewelry were bought. Then there was puddle jumping in the parking lot for the 4 year old......

Thank Diana B
Rye, New Hampshire
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945 reviews
289 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Not to be confused with nearby Rockport, which is much more tourist-driven. This is much calmer, smaller, rustic, and more unique, with some great studios and views. You can find good, original art for reasonable prices.

Thank NHjo
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Not only is this area a haven for artists but also for everyone who loves being outdoors. Craft stores and art galleries are plentiful and there are restaurants where you can sit on the piers to enjoy your tasty treats.

Thank nanagrace

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