Cape Ann is home to a thriving arts community, one of the oldest in the country. For twenty-eight years Cape Ann Artisans has been inviting the public to visit their studios during their Open Studio weekends.
This year’s spring tour will be held June 18th and 19th from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet fifteen professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created.
The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand-made glass beads and weaving. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.
Artists include David Achibald, Leslie Bartlett, Cynthia Curtis, Anni Melancon, David Montgomery, Marty Morgan, Marge Rack, Mi Robertson, Twin Lights Studios (Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan), Pam Stratton, Bart Stuyf, Beth Williams, Judy Wright, Sara Wright.
For further information call 978-281-3347. Many studios are open year round.
Image credit: All photographs courtesy of Cape Ann Artisans. From top to bottom: Beth Williams making a glass bead; Marty Morgan throwing on the potter’s wheel; Anni Melancon with pots hot out of her kiln; Bart Stuyf working on a copper bird.