Marine Arts Gallery
A focus on artwork inspired by the sea and maritime life is so fitting for this standout gallery in Marblehead. The gallery features works by 19th century and contemporary artists who channel a love of the sea into images of historic schooners, sloops, and clipper ships; elegant yachts; delicate conch shells and sand dollars; and the churning surf. There are also still life and floral pieces. You might find historic works by James Buttersworth and Jack Gray, or newer paintings by contemporary artists like Jack Saylor, Alex Callaway, and Marina Dieul. The gallery frequently brings in new acquisitions, so you’ll always find exactly the right piece to complement your home, beach cottage, boat, or other space.
26 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, 781-631-0100, marineartsgallery.com
Rocky Neck Art Colony
6 Wonson St., Gloucester, 978-515-7004, rockyneckartcolony.org