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North Shore Arts Association

11 Pirates Ln, Gloucester, MA 01930-3810
+1 978-283-1857
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Wonderful Gallery

They have very interesting shows, including the recent Charles Movalli retrospective which is... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Well worth the detour

The North Shore Arts building has a long history in Gloucester and is always being renovated and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Open May-October. Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm. The North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist membership of over 300 artists recognized worldwide. This wonderful, harborside building provides the opportunity to view the largest collection of paintings and sculpture on Cape Ann.
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11 Pirates Ln, Gloucester, MA 01930-3810
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

They have very interesting shows, including the recent Charles Movalli retrospective which is stunning. They also recently hosted the opening reception for Cape Air Plein Air. This is a gem of a place. They also offer classes. They have 2 floors full of art. They...More

Thank cydney04106
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The North Shore Arts building has a long history in Gloucester and is always being renovated and restored. The patrons are dedicated to this project. I go to several functions there each summer. The artwork varies in quality from beginners to some stunning paintings. I...More

Thank 411traveler69
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Pleasant shore side location for an art gallery that celebrates the areas ocean heritage. While many of the paintings were pleasing to my eye, the real gem to the gallery was a glass and metal octopus located on the 2nd floor, it was amazing. The...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Surprising finds off the beaten path in this spacious yet contained showing of locally themed art. An excellent stop for an hournor two rain or shine

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of local artists work featuring boats and the shore. Relaxing pace. No crowds. Worthwhile activity in Gloucester.

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great venue to see many well known Cape Ann artists. Admission is free although a donation is desired. Quite often they will have a show going on featuring either a theme or artist. There usually will be about 200 or more paintings...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Parking lot here has sweeping views of the harbor. The massive building has morphed from earlier marine uses to an active artist center for displaying 2 floors of artworks-mostly oil and watercolor landscapes. All for sale as well as art workshops and books on the...More

Thank cloudsskyocean
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We saw the current show, with over 175 pieces by members and two shows by individual artists. There are many excellent, creative artists with a broad range of interests and techniques. And, if you like a piece of art, you can buy it! As a...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I've found interesting exhibits in a great space. There is actually plenty of parking although you may miss the entrance.

1  Thank katina_l
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a great gallery if you're interested in the local talent, which is plentiful. They have a fairly large space and exhibit quite a lot of diverse works on two levels. They also sponsor artist talks and other events. Some of the artists who...More

2  Thank skgbos
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