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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a unique enclave aptly called due to it being located on a rocky peninsula. The availability of artist light makes it a God's gift .This is rustic suitable for walking tours but hilly uneven private. Parking lot at entrance but limited available space....More

Thank travaillour
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Be sure to stop at Gallery 53. We visited in the middle of the week in mid/late Sept and many of the galleries were closed but the walk along Rocky Neck Rd was worth the trip and the few places open had interesting things. Gallery...More

Thank Sunny405
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Lots of cool art galleries to explore with emphasis on ocean theme. Some beautiful artwork by local artists- also home to restoration efforts for some historically significant wooden fishing boats.

Thank BBB2013
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Pretty views of homes across a working harbor. Nice shops and art galleries and a perfect walk around a neighborhood of lovely homes. Several quality restaurants as well.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This area of Gloucester is eclectic. It offers something for all visitors. There are lovely shoppes and boutiques filled with unique items. We purchased several items of art and often the artist is on site. Well worth your time

Reviewed 31 August 2015

This area has fallen on hard times with the number artists way down from a few decades ago. The remaining artists are edgier than they used to be, but still lots of photos and paintings of boats in the harbor. The conversation in most cases...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Old and musty. Not much to do here at all. The Studio restaurant is very good. Not worth the trip to see.

Thank Mieke C
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Boasting a deep history of artists trekking to this part of the North Shore to paint since the mid-1800's, Rocky Neck has its work cut out for it. The community is working really hard to make something out of a part of town that has...More

Thank BeachlovingGoddess
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is the place to go if you want to avoid all the touristy, made-in-China items that you typically find in local gift and clothing stores. Buy direct from the artist. I found some lovely jewelry, art prints and cute t-shirts, at great prices, too....More

3  Thank MissLaughsALot
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Stopped in the morning, before anything was open. Just walked through the area with our cup of coffee in hand. The weather was perfect, and the scenery was great. We would like to go back when we could actually see the galleries, but we enjoyed...More

Thank David C
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