rocky neck art colony walking tours october 2021 #gloucesterma

Courtney Richardson shares news from Rocky Neck Art Colony:

New Spin on Walking Tour of Rocky Neck Art Colony

Location: Tours meet in parking lot at entrance to Rocky Neck

Dates: October 2021- 9, 23 & 24


Explore Rocky Neck Art Colony with a guided tour of the neighborhood focusing on earliest residents, fishermen, artists and more!

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to offer guided walking tours of the neighborhood on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1 PM; Saturday, October 23 at 1 PM and Sunday October 24 at 10:30 AM. These tours are free for RNAC members or $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be reserved at:

In appreciation of the unique continuum that is Rocky Neck today, the walking tour showcases both the rich history of Rocky Neck and the contributions and achievements of the present community. Building on the original Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail (, the tour takes visitors on a journey from the time of Native Americans to today. The path includes many of the diverse subjects that have enriched today’s community: Native Americans, fishermen, industry, ships, tourism, transportation, celebrations, education, entertainment, and ,of course, the artists. The tour is informative and enjoyable for both guides and visitors. Tours begin at the Rocky Neck Parking Lot, end at the Cultural Center, last 1 to 1.5 hours and are limited to 10 people. Participants are encouraged to park in the parking lot located at the entrance to Rocky Neck.  Comfortable shoes are encouraged. Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. Water is available. Free for RNAC members; $10 nonmembers. For more information email or call 978-515-7004.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. With the creation of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in 2012, RNAC programs are reaching a wider demographic as the visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. The Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information visit

Image credit: Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). The Mansard Roof, 1923. Watercolor over graphite on paper, 13 7/8 x 20 in. (35.2 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 23.100. © artist or artist’s estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 23.100_SL1.jpg).

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