Rocky Neck Open for Business

Situated on a small peninsula in Smith Cove, the Rocky Neck Art Colony is known for its rustic charm and eclectic works of art in a laid-back authentic setting. At the beginning of the summer the galleries on Rocky Neck could not open due to the Pandemic, but many opened their doors in July, either in person or online. Come visit Rocky Neck in East Gloucester – a great place to stroll on a summer day, peruse the shops and galleries, and enjoy a memorable meal.

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These Rocky Neck galleries, shops and restaurants are now open.

Larry Dahlmer Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck Ave., 1st Floor
8-5 daily, 978-559-6418
Paintings by Larry Dahlmer capture the essence what fishing out of Gloucester has meant for the last 400 years. 

 Elynn Kroger Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck Ave. 2nd Floor
10-4 most days, 978-282-3467
Colorful abstract landscapes that are intuitive and organic.

Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.​
10-5 Wed-Sun, or by apt. 978-283-3791
Curated selection of handmade jewelry, ceramics, blown glass and hand-picked treasures from around the globe.

Sailor Stan’s, 1 Wonson Street, 978-281-4470
Daily homemade specials. WiFi.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, 978-515-7004

Exhibitions open online at

James B. Hand Fine Art, 36 Rocky Neck Ave, 978-283-9100
Open by appointment. 19th and 20th Century American paintings and fine art appraisals.

John Nesta Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open by appointment, 978-879-7752
John’s impressionistic oil paintings capture the quality of light at the moment.

Judythe Meagher Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open by appointment, 978-281-7575
Traditional watercolors and oils and abstract cut paper collages.

Rocky Neck Ice Cream, 39 Rocky Neck Ave. 978-804-0562
Enjoy your favorite ice cream on our scenic deck overlooking Smith Cove

Accommodations at Rocky Neck, 43 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open daily, 978-381-9848
Art gallery and waterfront rentals. Rooms and suites available daily, weekly, and monthly.

IMAGINE Gallery, 43 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open daily 9am-7pm,  978-559-1709
Home to Brenda Malloy and her colorful mixed media paintings, wearable art, greeting cards and magnets.

The Studio Restaurant & Bar, 51 Rocky Neck Ave. 978-879-4896
Open for lunch and dinner. Large outdoor waterfront deck. Half-price specials.

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open online at Pick-up by appointment at gallery or ship to customer. Ceramics, driftwood collage, jewelry, mosaics, mixed media, painting, photography, and printmaking by 20 artists and artisans.

The Cottage on Smith’s Cove, 75 Rocky Neck Ave.
Open Thur-Sun 12-6,  978-281-5557
A seaside boutique with fabulous fashion, accessories, hats, toppers, jewelry, giftware and  much more. Watch for our August sale.

Stephen LaPierre, 75 Rocky Neck Ave., 2nd Floor.
Fri & Sat 10-8, S-Th 10-6, 321-537-7762
Oil paintings, local scenes, and clowns.

Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints, 77 Rocky Neck Ave/Madfish Wharf
12 to 5 on weekends and by appointment.
Original prints from real fish caught in local waters with ink and handmade paper.

Landscape Gallery,  77 Rocky Neck Ave/Madfish Wharf
Fri to Sun 1-6, or by appointment, 603-303-3876,
This new gallery features artists Rokhaya Waring and Alex Eisenzopf.  Local subjects in oils, watercolor, and works on paper.

It’s a Great Time to Show Your Boat Some Love!

Glass Tech Boat Service is Offering a Boat Cleaning Special! Don’t Miss Out!

What a summer so far – such incredible boating and fishing for sure. Now would be a great time to treat your boat to a thorough on-site cleaning! 
Take advantage of Glass Tech Boat Service’s mid-summer COVID CLEANING SPECIAL!
Take 20% off their on-site cleaning and detailing services.
Proper PPE and disinfecting supplies will be plentiful.
Call to schedule at 978-281-2608

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Learn all about Glass Tech HERE

Glass Tech specializes in the following:

Cosmetic Boat Restoration Experts

Let these before and after pictures speak for their team’s talent when it comes to vessel restoration.

Indoor & Outdoor Boat Storage

GlassTech Boat Specialists has become one of the most trusted boat storage and winterizing facilities on Cape Ann. They offer a full range of storage solutions for your boat including indoor heated winter storage.

Check their boat storage and winterizing pages for more information including packages, rates and policies.

Superior Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair

GlassTech is highly specialized in the areas of fiberglass and gelcoat boat repair. Everything from small chips and scratches to major structural repairs; they can offer solutions to every situation.

Glass Tech’s services are based on the premise that there are no problems, only solutions.


Bring Back 1970 Music!

The Boston Globe Sunday insert of the Parade magazine featured a cover story called “The Songs of 1970: What We Were Listening To 50 Years Ago Today” by Jim Farber that I found intriguing.  Then, as I read and remembered those years for myself, I realized how these tunes might help some of us over some “Troubled Waters” today.

Om 1970, I was just entering high school. I was very naive and somewhat sheltered living in rural western New York. The nation (and the world) were coming off a couple of very difficult and divisive years 1968 and 1969. Even I knew change was in the air.  It did not sit well with my Gloucester raised father.

Of course, as a teenager, my lifeline was music. It meant EVERYTHING. I was tied to a transistor radio, which probably looked something like this one I found on ebay:

Transistor radio

Top single of the year was Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” themed with hope and faith. Other popular songs of support and peace 50 years ago included “O-O-h Child” and “Let It Be” (a personal favorite). Are you humming  yet? Other popular groups included the Jackson 5 with a young Michael Jackson, James Taylor, and Elton John. I know you are humming now, especially if you are of a certain age………

It seems these songs should be making a comeback to offer support, guidance and peace of mind in this turbulent time. COVID notwithstanding other disruptions (hurricanes and protest movements) deserves to be addressed with soothing 1970s style music. Who’s with me?

The link to the Parade story is here and includes a playlist! A screenshot from that website to inspire you:

Elton John