SAT, December 1, 6-8pm : Winter Show Opening Reception
Marie Sweeney and Tom Nihan, both Rocky Neck Art Colony members, organize art works to be hung for the Winter Show
(photo by Desi Smith, Gloucester Daily Times)
Rocky Neck Hosts Winter show in New Home
This December marks the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s eighth annual Winter Show and Sale. But this is the first year colony members will host the show at their home.
The artists now have a year-round place to call their own — the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Wonson Street — and will host the show at this location this coming month, instead of at an empty storefront as had been the tradition in the past. More than 100 works, including jewelry and ceramics, by more than 58 artists will be featured.
The Winter Show, which runs from Dec. 1 to 23, will be open Thursday through Sunday each week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony has four public receptions planned over the four-week run of the Winter Show:
- Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
- High Tea Reception: Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m
- Happy Hour Reception: Saturday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Winter Solstice Potluck Party: Friday, Dec. 21, from 7 to 10 p.m.
There is free parking on the Neck. Rocky Neck is a peninsula off East Main Street that extends out into Gloucester Harbor.
The Rocky Neck Cultural Center is at 6 Wonson Street in East Gloucester.