The Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival will opening this Friday, 11/29 with a Gala First Choice Preview Party from 5-7:00 (or later, most likely). Above is a sampling of the incredible array of beautiful items you will find, on top of having a great time shopping locally at a Rocky Neck party (and we know how to do parties on Rocky Neck!).
There is something for everyone at the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival. Items you will find at the festival include paintings, photography, prints, cards, calendars, pottery (six wonderful potters have work for sale), jewelry (five golden rings won’t be found here, but you will see some gorgeous seaglass, sterling silver, glass bead and other unique one of a kind jewelry pieces by five talented jewelers), book marks, children’s books and unique clothing, coasters, beautiful hand painted silk scarves, very cool men’s ties, hand painted mirrors, trivets, ceramic bird houses, hand painted mailboxes, treasure boxes, and so much more.
The Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Craft Festival will take place at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, in East Gloucester. The Festival runs for five weekends Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4 PM, starting November 30 and ending December 29, and will include a number of great holiday season parties to enjoy while shopping locally. In addition to the Preview Party, on Saturday, 12/7 from 2-4 PM, there will be a High Tea Party (the art colony’s twist on an old English tradition). On Sunday, 12/15 from 3-5 PM stop in for Happy Hour. On Saturday, 12/21 from 2-4 PM don’t miss the Winter Solstice Party (featuring mead and a cookie competition) and on Sunday, 12/29 from 2-4 PM, get in some practice for the New Year at the Pre New Year’s Party.
Come by early on Saturday or Sunday, have breakfast at Sailor Stan’s, or stop in for chowder after. Also, don’t forget to visit the galleries on Rocky Neck that are open in the winter: Elynn Kroger Gallery, upstairs at 15 Rocky Neck Ave., Goetemann Gallery, and John Nesta Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave.
This year the Rocky Neck Art Colony invites the whole community to come visit Rocky Neck and experience the beauty, warmth and hominess of the Cultural Center during its Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival and parties, and to support local artists. The Festival and parties are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 978-515-7004 or visit http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/winter.php.
There are many items priced from $4 to $50, going all the way up to $7,000 for an exquisite Gordon Goetemann oil painting of Bass Rocks (in the bottom photo of the stage area).
Aside from being a beautiful piece of art that would grace any home with the budget to purchase it, the owner would be publicly acknowledged as a sponsor of one of the artists selected for the 2014 Residency Artist Program. Their generosity would also endear them to all the artists who know how critical patrons are to their well being and to the art educational mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. A great way to support Residence Artist Program and the Cultural Center while becoming the owner of an exceptional piece of artwork.
Also, parking is no problem on Rocky Neck this time of year, with plenty of free parking in the public parking lot at the start of Rocky Neck, plus street parking on Rocky Neck Ave and Wonson Street.