Cape Ann Artisans are among the most established artists currently living and working in Gloucester and Rockport. Some studios are centrally located while many are tucked away among Cape Ann’s distinctive and diverse neighborhoods.
We invite the curious and adventuresome art-lovers to visit us off-season for a deep dive into our creative life on Cape Ann. The tour is free and self-guided.
Professionally printed brochures containing the studio descriptions and the tour map are available at all studios, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127, and many other public venues; meanwhile, at home you can download and print the PDF to plan your trip. Print it out, mark it up, or just keep it on your portable device (smartphone, tablet,…) for travel. As you approach each artisan studio on the road a bright, magenta Studio Tour banner will mark the studio location.
Beyond the biannual Open Studio Tours, individual artisans are engaged and active in Cape Ann’s thriving arts community; during non-tour times many can be found working in their studios by appointment (look for the*next to each artisan’s info for those open year round) or at other events in the area.
We would like to thank our partnering businesses for their support of Cape Ann Artisans; please visit and support them on your tour around Cape Ann.
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Cape Ann Savings Bank
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Beauport Hotel Gloucester and 1606 at Beauport Restaurant & Bar
55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
Seaport Grille 978.282.9799 and Beauport Cruiselines 978.865.3210
6 Rowe Square, Gloucester
Places to Stay
The Lantana House
B&B. Fabulous location. Mere steps to shops, galleries, beaches, and dining. On premises parking. Friendly, knowledgeable owners.
22 Broadway, Rockport
Linden Tree Inn
A Victorian B&B in Rockport, open all year; come experience our Anglo-American hospitality.
26 King Street, Rockport
Ocean view from every room
50 Marmion Way, Rockport
The Tuck Inn Bed & Breakfast
17 High Street, Rockport
The Vista Motel
22 Thatcher Rd., Gloucester
Places to Eat
The Azorean Restaurant & Bar
The “Seafood King” of Gloucester
133 Washington St., Gloucester
Common Crow Natural Market
200 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester
Waterfront dining, four Chris Williams sculptures
25 Rogers St., Gloucester
1 Holly St., Gloucester
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Source of quality art materials and sound advice for the artist and craftsman
751 Broadway (Rte. 1 S), Saugus, MA
Cape Ann Plein Air
Plein Air Artists where you can watch 40 award winning artists painting outdoors on Cape Ann!
October 6th through 14th.
North Shore Arts Association
Exhibiting, promoting and preserving the fine arts since 1922
11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester
Northeast Art Workshops and Retreats
19 Kettle Cove Lane, Building C7, Gloucester
The Rockport Art Association and Museum
The RAA is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country, with a history that spans 96 years
12 Main St., Rockport
Beauport Financial Services
Protecting Wealth and Creating Income Plans for Retirees
3 Heritage Way, Ste. 2, Gloucester
Carroll K. Steele Insurance
Synonymous with insurance since 1867
32 Pleasant St., Gloucester
Geoffrey Richon Company, General Contractor
19 Duncan Street, Gloucester
Web design for us small fishes
477 Washington St., Gloucester
Karen Shea Design
Graphic design services
16 Lovett St
Beverly, MA 01915