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Rockport Art Community

December 25, 2020 by Sam

Rockport is a thriving artist community and has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Artist Colonies nationwide by Coastal Living Magazine. Take a stroll around Rockport and find out what makes Rockport a destination for artists.

There is the iconic Rockport Center for the Arts. “This non-profit organization has been instrumental in keeping the art scene alive in our community since its inception in 1969. Boasting three spectacular galleries, the center is not a museum but rather a place where both artists and those who just appreciate art can gather, view local art, participate in a workshop or just spend a leisurely afternoon getting inspiration from the gallery. Rockport Center for the Arts is also host to the annual Rockport Art Festival that showcases nationally recognized and award winning artists and plays host to more than 10,000 over the July 4th weekend each year. Now in its 46th year, the festival continues to draw visitors to the area all while supporting the art community.”

Rockport is home to more than a dozen local galleries featuring sculpture, painting, photography and pottery, and many other unique forms of artistic expression. Take a wander through some shops and galleries and find your next centerpiece or focal point painting to hang on your wall.

* More than 300 artists call Rockport home and draw on the local landscape, people, and lifestyle for their inspiration. Such well-known artists like Steve Russell, Sally Mitchell, and Kent Ullberg live and create our community year-round.

There are so many reasons to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton, and The Art scene is one of the main ones!