Come Discover Gloucester’s Rocky Neck: Galleries, Shops and Restaurants

August 04, 2020 / Art and Music, Good to Know, Things to Do & See

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. 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 of 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.

Inside Elynn Kroger’s Gallery.

 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

Proprietor Mona Faherty welcomes travelers to Rocky Neck Accommodations.

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.


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.

A happy customer holding up her purchase from Imagine Gallery.

The Studio Restaurant & Bar

51 Rocky Neck Ave. 978-879-4896
Open for lunch and dinner. Large outdoor waterfront deck. Half-price specials.

The Studio Restaurant Waterfront Deck.

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

53 Rocky Neck Ave.  | 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.

Stephen LaPierre peers down from his second floor gallery.

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  | 12pm to 5pm 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.

New this year, Landscape Gallery features local paintings by wife and husband team, Rokhaya Waring and Alex Eisenzopf.