Gloucester, MA 01930
There's something special about the light here. Find out why artists from around the world are drawn to one of America's first artist colonies: Gloucester's Rocky Neck. Stroll through artist galleries and studios nestled on this Cape Ann peninsula. Talk to the artists and watch them work. Grab lunch on the water overlooking a working fishing harbor. Rocky Neck is one of America's oldest art colonies, supporting an impressive number of year-round working artists. The district is home to numerous galleries and restaurants as well as the critically acclaimed Gloucester Theatre Company. Venues offer a calendar of special events like Nights on the Neck and the Rocky Neck Artist Ball. A dynamic new cultural and visitor center also recently opened.
The Rocky Neck Cultural District is one of seven state-designated Cultural Districts within the Essex National Heritage Area. Find all of them here.
Download the free mobile guide to the four Cape Ann Cultural Districts:
- Self guided
- Walking & Hiking
- Cultural Resources
- Historic Resources
- Maritime Theme Trail