Door, 'Watercolor'
© Joe Ciaramitaro

“There were no galleries in those days and no one ever expected to sell a picture, so you weren’t interested in making it. You were only interested in actually being a good artist….And, of course, you didn’t need as much money. I remember we had a little house in Gloucester. I think we paid $30.00 a month, you know. So you could live the whole summer for about $150.00.”

Sally Avery recalling summers here in the 1930s Oral history interview with Sally Michel Avery, 1967 Nov. 3, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Boat and dock, drive and park, and walk along a storied past to one of our country’s oldest, continuous, and scenic art colonies. There are studios and galleries nestled among colorful residential homes, shops, and restaurants. The North Shore Art Association, the Gloucester Stage Company, and the Gloucester Writers’ Center are all within walking distance.