It’s right around the corner. Literally, you can walk or drive down the street or up the highway and enjoy some of the most engaging artists in the region.
It’s the 39th year of the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour and 16 artists spread across 15 studios are looking forward to welcoming art lovers from near and far. Open studios are Saturday June 4-Sunday June 5 10AM-5PM daily. Enjoy pottery, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, mosaics, weaving, sea glass, encaustic, and fine jewelry art. Cant make the tour? Check individual artist websites year round for hours and appointments.
Watch the updated CAA video to get a window into what to expect as you traverse Cape Ann and read the full 2022 press release. Shout out to The Emerson Inn, who allowed the Artisans to take the group photo pictured above from their property!
MEET THE ARTISANS
John Abisamra, Photographer
Marcie Rae, Jeweler
Deb Schradieck, Painter
Sallie Strand, Painter
Sea Glass Wearable Art
Twin Lights Studio, Ceramics
Handwoven and Knit Accessories
“My real passion is to capture the beauty of Cape Ann and its magical light through my camera. I try to capture the uniqueness each season brings.I particularly enjoy photographing during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset and also am drawn to images where nature and man made elements meet. Photography for me is all about capturing a moment in time which may never be repeated.”
Visit his website here. Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
Jacqueline has continued to expand her Cape Ann Designs portfolio, adding more statement pendants to the Line in the Sand collection. She’s also created a line of brooches called “minis” that are smaller and lighter to wear in the summer. She has also introduced an e-Commerce capability on her website.
“As a visual artist, I appreciate looking at things, particularly old, tarnished, abandoned things. I collect objects that I can’t resist for paintings. This is a peculiar activity for a person who hates clutter. Nonetheless, my fascination with chronicling visual experience and enthusiasm for storytelling compels me.” Read more here.
To see more of Melody’s work visit melodytheartist.com
Sinikka recently made this piece for the Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Artists Group show, “Unexpected 18 – Jacki’s Flowers.” It’s an acrylic, painted and sculpted, titled “Hidden Treasures.” (18”h x 7”d). To see more images of the work, read the blog post here.
Check out her website.
The tour is free and self-guided. You can download and print the brochure and map PDFs to plan your trip. The brochure contains information about each artist. Print it out, mark it up, or just keep it on your device. As you approach each artisan studio on the road a bright, magenta Studio Tour banner will mark the studio location.“It was easy, no hassles re: parking, finding studios, getting in and out, etc” ~ tour visitor
The Artisans welcome Martha Anger of Compass Real Estate as a new exclusive partner to Cape Ann Artisans. People fall in love with Cape Ann When they visit the tour, now they know who to call when they decide to move here!
During the tour consider stopping by the local women owned natural foods shop Common Crow Natural Market for something to eat.
Visit their website and check out their sale flyer for the month.
Please look at our full list of generous partners and support them during the tour.