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.”

Have You Voted For The Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour As The Best Annual Festival/Event in New England?

I’m not sure that it’s the Best Annual Festival In All of New England or Even Gloucester But It Sure As Hell Beats The Heck Out of It’s Competition In The List of Nominations

Here are your nominees-

Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour – Cape Ann, MA

Lowell Folk Festival – Lowell, MA

Maine Whoopie Pie Festival – Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Sea Music Festival – Mystic, CT

Six Flags New England Fright Fest – Agawam, MA

Seems like a kinda random list, no????

No Rockland Lobster Festival?  No Big E?  No Topsfield Fair? No Newport Jazz Festival?  No Hemp Festival on the Boston Common? No King Richard’s Faire? No Saint Peter’s Fiesta?  But You Have The Very Prestigious Maine Whoopie Pie Festival?

Anyway, if we’re basing it just off of these choices it’s obviously The Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour.  No Brainer.  Support Our Artists (and Artisans)

You can vote here-


The Cape Ann Artisans Tour Is  A Must Do Event Every Year For Shizzy.

It’s funny when we were having the discussion with the people from the mass Cultural Council as to whether Downtown Gloucester deserves to be designated a Cultural district one of the things I brought up was our ridiculous number of Cultural events to attend here in GTown.

and that’s why I find it funny that the Cape Ann Artisans Tour is nominated in this category.  Because in many other communities The Cape Ann Artisans Tour would be their number one event of the year, hands down no contest.  But because we are so spoiled here we have monster events just about every other week and sometimes multiples in one week that would blow all of the other nominations out of the water.

It’s in no way shape or form a slight to The Incredible Cape Ann Artisans Tour.  It’s just a testament to how insanely rich we are with community organizations that band together and put on incredible annual events that we get to enjoy.

So vote and bring home yet another feather in the Cultural Cap of Gloucester.

Vote here