THIS WEEKEND! Cape Ann Artisans studio tour

spring 2017

If you’ve gone, go again. There’s always new work to see. If you’ve never been this is a must see event. The 2017 spring Cape Ann Artisans studio tour route features 20 sites, 14 in Gloucester and 6 in Rockport.  Participating artists include Beth Williams jewelry;  Sinikka Nogelo painting and assemblages;  Rob Diebboll painting; Mary Ann de Buy Wenniger’s paintings and prints; Mi Robertson painting and sculpture;  Margaret Rack sculpture;  Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco sea glass jewelry and accessories; Sara Wright handwoven works;  Camilla MacFayden textiles; Bond Street Studio; Marcia Rae; Ruth Worrall; Bart Stuyf; Twin Lights Studio; Pam Stratton; Elizabeth Harty; Cynthia Curtis;  David Archibald; Anni Melancon; and Deborah Gonet.

“For more information, visit or download a brochure and map. You can also come visit us during the Columbus Day tour, October 7-9 and look for us during the holidays. There will be updated information on our web site.”

Art New England magazine at Cape Ann Museum: what a swell party it was

August 11, 2016

This festive summer soiree was a chance to celebrate some of the creative current on Cape Ann and enjoy two impressive exhibitions at the Cape Ann Museum— Design/Build and New Acquisitions.

Art New England’s summer issue includes Cape Ann.  The May issue celebrated Bobbi Gibbs. The upcoming issue previews some of the fall not to miss art events like Cape Ann Plein Air in October. 



Breaking news: Pleasant Street just got more pleasant



Jane Deering downtown offices at 19 Pleasant Street between Cape Ann Museum and the Hive!

Stop by tonight to check out Points of View: Michael Porter | Chris Pullman

‘while you’re at it’,  heading downtown to see the new Light Exhibition at the HIVE 7pm !


Glass Whale Tail Pendant Hand made At Beth Williams Studio



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978-283-5566 – 17 Pleasant St Gloucester, MA 01930

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Beth Williams Studio Lobster Bead

Beth Williams of Beth Williams Studio created this lobster bead after I read her tweet that she had just made a fish bead and I had suggested she make a lobster one.

The power of Twitter I tell ya!

So now I plan to head over to her studio and talk to her about the lobster bead.  Why?  Because I learned about it by casually following her on Twitter.   Funny how that works, huh?

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Beth Williams Studio and More Info For The Middle Street Walk

From Beth Williams, Winner of the First Annual GMG Downtown Gloucester Flower Box Competition-

Stop by during the Middle Street Walk for some holiday cheer, live demos of glass beadmaking and see Beth’s newest work. Lots of pieces for gift-giving and gift-getting….for example, her very special fish ornaments that double as pendants or gift tags!

There are lots of things happening in Gloucester within 4 blocks of Beth’s studio that day: during the Middle Street Walk, open houses, concerts, special programs and traditional decorations will be featured throughout the afternoon, from one end of Middle Street to the other. 11am – 4pm, Later on, the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree lighting will be at 4:30, Rocky Neck “Meet the Artist Night” is from 5-8 on Main Street, the Christmas movie festival is at the Cape Ann Community Cinema in the evening, There’s even more to see and do….come check it all out!

And, don’t forget the third annual Wearable Arts Show at the Saunders House in the Sawyer Free Library, Friday 5-8 and Saturday 9-5 and enter the fabulous raffle with lots of great donated prizes! All raffle proceeds go directly to the library….help us support one of our local downtown treasures!

GMG Q&A- Beth Williams

How long have you lived in Gloucester? 46  years+   

What is your favorite season In Gloucester? 

Beth Williams won first place in the first ever GoodMorningGloucester Downtown merchants Flowerbox competition. 

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They’re all pretty great…except winter! Late spring and early fall would be a tough choice. 

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Down on the river, off Wheeler St.

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Capt. Hook’s

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

Used to be the White Rainbow… now, Alchemy.   

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

don’t have one…   

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Schooner Fest Weekend with the Parade of Lights and fireworks

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

too many to choose….and it would get me into trouble!

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?

Lobsta Land

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Don’t have one…   

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I was out of town for both…but they sounded great!

Thanks Beth!

Beth Williams Studio- Friends and Collections Work

If you click on any of the photos and then select “all sizes” you can see the names of the folks behind the pieces shown here.

Beth Williams Studio, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Beth Williams Studio

Colored glass rods line the back wall of Beth Williams Studio.  These colored glass rods will be used to make the unique pieces that Beth produces.

I imagine that if you are not extremely well organized this place could turn ito an unmanageable mess in a hurry but Beth keeps everything in colorful order.

You walk into the place and it’s like a huge color orgy.

Beth Williams Studio, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Welcome To Beth Williams Studio Week

This is Beth Williams Studio Week.
If you recall, Beth was the winner of the Downtown Merchants GMG Flower Box Competition. For her participation and taking home first place she will be awarded a week long spread in these pages. A well deserved expose if you will.

Beth Williams Studio, originally uploaded by captjoe06.