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Rocky Neck Art Colony Open House

Rocky Neck Art Colony is hosting a free open house for attendees of the 2015 Conference on Tuesday, October 13. Join staff of the colony for a tour of this seaside residency and a chance to explore the bustling seaport of Gloucester. This is a great opportunity of you're coming to the conference from northern New England, or want to ease into the conference with a trip to the coast!

This is an optional event organized by Rocky Neck Art Colony. For more information and to RSVP, please contact:


Tuesday, October 13, 10:30am - 2:30pm


Meet the tour at 10:30am at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center - 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA [map]
Attendees must provide their own transportation. Approx 1.5 hours from Providence.

Walking shoes recommended for eight-block pavement covered tour of the Rocky Neck Art Colony


The Goetemann Artist Residency Program Visit


Meet at Rocky Neck Cultural Center at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Welcome: coffee, tea and pastries

11:15am Walk to an informal talk with our Goetemann Artist in residence at the residency studio, 51A Rocky Neck Avenue.
11:45am Eight-block walking tour of Rocky Neck Art Colony studios, galleries and historic sites including:
  • The Mansard-roofed home made famous in a painting by Edward Hopper.
  • Mordecai studio (Live-work studio)
  • Ocean Alliance Headquarters: “Conserving Whales and Our Ocean through Research and Education”
  • Scenic view of the Ten Pound Island Lighthouse where Winslow Homer lived and painted
12:15pm - 1:30pm LUNCH at The Studio Restaurant (everyone will split the check).
1:45pm Visit the Marine Railways, The oldest railways in America, hauling and repairing fishing boats since 1859 and the Madfish Wharf, home to artists studios, shops and galleries.
2:05pm Visit the Goetemann Gallery owned by local artists Judith and Gordon Goetemann. Gordon Goetemann is the founder of the residency program.
2:30pm End at the Cultural Center and parking lot. Depart on your own to Providence for conference registration at 4pm + the Opening Reception at 6pm.