Seaarts talk with local artist Kathy Artist

Searts: ART TALK

Kathy Roberts

What Is Your Medium?

My medium is painting, predominantly in watercolor, but I also enjoy experimenting with acrylics/mixed media and alcohol inks.

How long have you been an artist?

I have always been a creative person, experimenting with drawing and painting as a teen

and then taking my first formal watercolor workshop in my late teens where I got hooked and continued studying painting on a weekly basis while raising my family. Many breaks were taken from art while working as a Social Worker and family therapist in the Gloucester community. I’m currently a full time artist where you’ll find me in the “creator incubator,” my home studio and gallery.


Where do you get your inspiration?

There are so many things that influence my art: the changing seasons of New England inspire my landscapes, Gloucester’s seaside community reflects how I portray historic sites, beaches and seascapes which I’ve been very connected to since childhood. I also enjoy the art of the Impressionist Movement.

Weaving memories, traditions, family and my love for nature and food create a blanket of work that embraces who I am.

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

After a year of isolation, with the news of covid, I felt I needed to plan an event to boost my spirits and bring hope, color and music to my neighborhood. I decided I would have a drive by art show, where people could stay in their cars, wear masks and view my paintings displayed on easels and a clothesline on my front yard! With Carol King music playing in the background many cars came through with the 10th car awarded a print. It was very successful and a lot of fun! I have also enjoyed being an art teacher at GHS and have taught adult & child watercolor classes from my home. Anyone whose interested in visiting my Gallery can call or text for an appointment @978-853-7825. I will have periodic art sales and open houses throughout the year that are open to the public. If you would like to be added to my email list just send me a text.

My website:

My most recent work can be found on Instagram:#kathygrobartgallery and Facebook@capeannartgallery

Clare shares seARTS 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show list of artists

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 For Immediate Release

seARTS celebrates 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show at Opening Reception June 12, 2019

Contact: Chuck Hayback

seARTS Art on the Rocks Opening Reception

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) proudly announces its twelfth anniversary of partnership with the Bass Rocks Golf Club for the Annual seARTS Art on the Rocks Program. This year’s show presents 40 works by 28 artists from Cape Ann and beyond, at its opening reception on June 12. The opening provides a chance for seARTS members along with the general public to enjoy superb art in an elegant club setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The program is a year-round exhibition, showing and selling the work. The fresh and bold work of the 2019 show balances a body of returning artists with new.

Among the newly enrolled artists (from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated) are Andrew Anderson-Bell (Ipswich), Kathleen Chrzanowski (North Billerica), Melissa Cox, Kristine Fisher, Marion Hall, Patricia McCarthy, Jim Murphy (Ashfield), Karen Nastuk (Danvers), Mary Rose O’Connell (Billerica) and Debbie Shirley (Boxford).  

Returning to the show from previous years are Joan Bediz, Ted Bidwell, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion (Ipswich), Katherine Coakley, Jeff Crawford, Rob Diebboll, Anita Freeman (Durham NH), Larry Grob (Weston), Olga Hayes, Kirk Larsen (Hicksville, NY), Nancy LeGendre, Michael Oleksiw (Beverly), David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Judy Robinson-Cox, Deb Schradieck and Marny Williams, all from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated.

We are also planning to feature an on-line catalog of the juried art works available for sale, for those unable to attend the reception. Details will be announced soon.

Responsible for the show’s thoughtful and lively selection of art is this year’s jury, consisting of Richard Caturano, a partner in the Boston Office of RSM US LLP (RSM) and an avid art collector, Janice Charles, owner and manager of Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, and Ted Charles, President of the Board of Directors of the Copley Society, which represents over 300 artists.

We will also be honored to welcome Nathan Lewis, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Montserrat College of Art, as a new voice in a panel discussion, “The Changing Art Audience,” moderated by Maureen Aylward, Communications Consultant and Sustainability Educator and Adjunct Professor at Endicott College. The panel will include Jan Charles and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, seARTS Advisor and Chair & Co-Founder of Celebrate Wearable Art. Plans are in the works to have the discussion documented by 1623 TV as a live performance.

The jury will award honors that will be announced at the event. Awards are sponsored by Cape Ann frame shops.

Details of the Evening:

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester, MA, (978)-283-1866 Please RSVP by leaving a message at (978) -281-1222 or emailing

Event is Free & Open to the Public

Hearty Appetizers & Cash Bar

seARTS Cape Ann, a registered 501(c)3 is a coalition of artists, art lovers, cultural institutions, businesses, and municipal organizations, all working together to improve the economic base for the arts and the larger Cape Ann community. In 2013 seARTS launched a new website where there is a robust section about the Art Loan Program and the works that have been on display. Find out more about this signature program and more at

Read seARTS current weekly newsletter here

seARTS art loan @ Bass Rocks 2016 and Cape Ann Plein Air panel


seARTS 9th and biggest art loan installation at Bass Rocks Golf Club opened last night. Visitors to Bass Rocks Golf Club will be able to see the art of 14 artists selected for this year’s seARTS art loan, and it’s all for sale. As if the art, food and party weren’t enough, the reception included brief panel talks about the national Cape Ann Plein Air festival that will kick off this October 11-16, 2016. 

Artists interested in competing in Cape Ann Plein Air make sure to apply by the July 14th deadline.



Leslie Heffron above, and below her painting in the distance and painting in the foreground is by Joan Bediz



Above, first time in the art loan @ Bass Rocks, Leigh with her husband Betts. Look for Leigh Slingluff’s painting hanging near prints by Rusty and Ingrid.


First prize went to Deb Schradieck. Head to seARTS for a complete list of all the participants and winners and to Bass Rocks to see all the artists (I didn’t get to take pictures of every work)  Congratulations to all!



A work by Ron Diebboll, also a Cape Ann Artisans participating artist.



More pictures follow the break

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There are Many Paths, but only One Way


The official unveiling of this mural takes place in my gallery today (11/8/14) from 2pm until 4pm. seArts will host an opening honoring Gloucester artist Tricia O’Neill’s mural, and also honoring the subject, the late famed Gloucester writer Vincent Ferrini. It is painted on the side of Palazola’s sporting goods, facing Porter Street. The public is invited. The gallery is at 82 Main Street, Gloucester. 978-283-2524 or for information. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program:

Call to Artists and Application Guidelines

seARTS invites artists to apply for Partner With an Artist Grants

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Partner With an Artist (PWA), seARTS signature artist grant program, provides grants to artists to create new work — in any medium: visual, performing, multimedia art — in partnership with local businesses.  PWA’s focus  is  to  celebrate  the  arts,  strengthen partnerships with the business community, and to promote a vibrant and culturally rich economy on Cape Ann.

The 2014 PWA program will connect with three of Cape Ann’s Cultural Districts: Essex River, Harbortown and Rocky Neck. Jurors will award three $1,500 grants, totaling $4,500, to artists who collaborate with a business in a Cape Ann Cultural District. One artist or project in each of three Cultural Districts will receive a grant. Each completed project will be presented in its Cultural District for the public to experience and enjoy.

Partnership with a business: This is an opportunity for artists and businesses to explore a creative relationship. We seek to fund innovative projects where artists and businesses work together to explore new opportunities only made possible by collaborating.  A business might provide goods, services, or space for a project. 

Creating opportunities for artists: PWA supports artists and encourages creative new work that connects to the local community and that will attract residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the Cultural District.

Grants:  One $1,500 grant will be awarded to one artist in partnership with a business located in each of these three Cultural Districts: Rocky Neck, Harbortown and Essex Cultural Districts.

Please note: Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible.                                  A grant was awarded in the Rockport Cultural District in 2012.

Phase One:

April – June 2014

Grant applications will be solicited by seARTS for artists collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Two:

June 2014

One grant of $1,500 will be awarded to one artist collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Three:

September-October 2014

Completed projects will be presented in their Cultural Districts.


Resources and Links:

PWA Overview

Massachusetts Cultural Council


  Application Deadline:                                     June 20, 2014

  Award Notifications:                                      June 27, 2014

  Public Project Presentations:                           September/October 2014                    


If you are a current member of seARTS, there is no fee to apply for this program. To join or renew your membership please visit If you wish to apply, but not join seARTS, there is a $25 application fee. 

APPLICATION must include:

1. Cover sheet with contact information: name, street address, email, phone number(s), and names of all artists and business partners involved in the project.

2. Resume or C.V. 

3. $25 application fee for non-member applicants. 

4. One page project description, including a description of how the partnership will work. Identify the business partner(s): company name, street address, contact person, email and phone number(s)

5. Budget including in-kind donations.

6. Work samples:

Visual Art: 10-20 images numbered and titled on CD-ROM readable on Macintosh.  Jpeg files  at  300dpi,  approximately  4”  x  5”.

Media, Performance or Sound Art: 5 minutes on DVD or CD, with numbered media list that corresponds to work samples.

               DEADLINE: All applications must by received no later than June 6.

Contact information:                 or 978-281-1222

Send your application to: or                                         seARTS/PWA, P.O. Box 1476, Gloucester, MA 01931

SeArts Celebrates Wearable Art II – September 29th

At Cruiseport Gloucester Mass. 

Celebrate Wearable Art II! Click here for tickets.

Runway show of  Art & Fashion, Exhibit & Sale featuring hand-made jewelry, clothing & accessories a benefit for seARTS society for the encouragement of the arts on Cape Ann.

The seARTS Wearable Art Runway show committee has been working hard to bring you an amazing event. Here are a few important announcements about what you will experience on September 29th! Most importantly, book your ticket now if you haven’t! Tables are filling fast!


Well Lookey Here- Our EJ Is seARTS Artist of The Week!

seARTS Bass Rocks Art Loan Program

An interview with our Artist of the Week, E.J. Lefavour

How do you feel about being chosen for the Bass Rocks Art Loan Program?
Very excited.  This opportunity is allowing me to exhibit my work in a venue and to a segment of our population that I may not have been able to reach otherwise (unless they are regulars to Rocky Neck).  It is an honor to be in such great creative company, and I am grateful for the opportunity.

Pebble Beach through the Rearview Mirror, Mixed Media Photo Collage,
16" x 20". Click to enlarge.

What is your medium or area of creativity?  I am a painter, photographer, writer, illustrator.  Most recently I have been working with the over abundance of wonderful photos I have taken over the past few years and incorporating them into unique, three dimentional photo montages, which people are really enjoying.  I created about 50 of them over the winter, and the series is called "Gloucester: The Grit and the Glory", since most encompass images of rope, chains, rusted hulls of boats, nets and other images from the working seaport aspect of Gloucester, combined with the glory of that industry and of the natural beauty that surrounds us here, as well as the history.
How long have you been an artist?  I have been a working artist since 1991 after leaving the corporate world and making the decision to pursue my art full time.
Where do you get your inspiration?  Anywhere and everywhere around me.
Other than the  Bass Rocks Golf Club, where can we find your works? At my galler(ies) on Rocky Neck. Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3 from May 15 to October 15, and at my winter gallery, up the stairs at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s) from October to April.
What else would you like us to know?  I passionately love Cape Ann, Rocky Neck where I now reside year round, Annisquam were I lived in the winter for three seasons, East Gloucester and the Backshore, Eastern Point, paddleboarding, Good Morning Gloucester and all the people associated with it, and all the wonderful people I meet and have met since moving here.  I feel very blessed to be here.

Cape Ann going’s on and opportunities for the week…

Call to Artists, Designers & Creatives

seARTS Wearable Arts Group invites you to submit ideas

for this fall’s "Celebrate Wearable Art II!" runway show.

Click here for an application. Deadline is now June 1, 2013.

Opening Reception of Visitors’ Center, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, May 23

Opening Reception of Rocky Neck Gallery, May 25

Cape Ann TV Annual Meeting, May 28

Cape Ann Artisans 30th Annual Studio Tour, June 22-23

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 12

GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 12

Click here to play or save the podcast

Taped January 23, 2012 with hosts Joey Ciaramitaro From and Kenny MacCarthy from

Show Notes:

Due to my miscalculation Kenny announces this as Gloucestercast 11 but it is Gloucestercast 12.

Difference Between Cats and Dogs, seARTS Initaiative for Style Magazine’s Best Arts Community in the Country, Bikini  & Speedo Dodgeball Tournament, Next Step Organization, Kenny’s State of Cape Ann Real Estate Segment, Playa del Carmen, Trying To Understand The Lack Of  Internet Searching Ability.

Intro music Gloucester Til the End From Earl and Arch available for download free at Gimme Sound

If any of you have the time I’d appreciate if you took a bit and rated the podcast on iTunes here

seARTS Wearable Art Awards


Viewer’s Choice Awards & Recognition Awards as Wearable Arts Group Marks 5th Year at "Celebrate Wearable Art!

For the first time, seARTS honored seven Cape Ann artists and business owners who have contributed in unique ways to the growth of Wearable Art on Cape Ann.  These Cape Ann residents were all honored at Sunday’s "Celebrate Wearable Art!" event held at Bass Rocks Golf Club.

Creative Main Street: Together these three have given nearly 100 years to our community:

Mahri, Manchester. In recognition of 40 years in Business in downtown Manchester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.
Kathie McCarthy, London Ventures, Rockport. In Recognition of 37 years in business in downtown Rockport and for your dedication to artists, the business of art, and to the community.
Beth Williams, Gloucester (20 years in business). In Recognition of 20 years in business in downtown Gloucester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.   
Design & Fashion Leadership: Sigrid Olsen, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca (SideStreet Gallery)

Overall Dedication to Wearable Art:  Kate Seidman, (Art Room Boutique) Claire Sanford (Top Dog Studio)

                                                  Viewer’s Choice Awards

After a successful runway show featuring local and invited designers, the audience voted for their favorites in three categories and the results were as follows:

Most Creative Table (designed by exhibiting artists), sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank went to Beth Williams, Gloucester, whose table was completely adorned in glass. Honorary Mention in this category went to Marlene Cann, Manchester who created a runway on her table, with purses as the "models."

Favorite Fashion Designer Award, sponsored by Rockport National Bank went to Jennifer Greeke, (Gloucester) for her Harpy Fashion 2011 collection and Honorary Mention to Shayln Webber of Boston who presented the Lichen Collection.

Favorite Runway Artist Presentation, sponsored by Eliason Law Office & Scanzani & Associates – went to Julia Dusman, NYC for three neckpieces from her collection, with Honorary Mention, sponsored by Tom & Maryann Kiely awarded to Beth Williams for her neck art piece called "Electric Murano."

Click here for bios of selected recognition award winners. 

Our thanks to the following individuals & organizations, who have made the Viewer’s Choice Awards possible to award participating artists for their outstanding creativity:

Most Creative Table -1st Prize:  Cape Ann Savings Bank
Fashion Designer Award: Sponsored by Rockport National Bank
Honorary Mention Fashion: Sponsored by Eliason Law Office and Scanzani & Associates
Runway "Artist" Award-1st Prize: Top Dog Studio
Runway Honorary Mention: Maryanne and Tom Kiely  

Beth Williams Accepting Awardjennifer greeke dressJULIA DUSMAN NECKLACEMahri Accepting AwardMARLENE CANNS TABLE

Chickity Check It!- Terry Weber seARTS Article In The Boston Globe

Crafting an artsy reputation

Cape Ann recognized by AmericanStyle magazine

Joey Ciaramitaro of Captain Joe and Sons with Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco (center) and Kristine Fisher, both of seARTS.

Photo-Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe

By Terry Weber

Globe Correspondent / June 23, 2011

When most people visualize Gloucester, they imagine a fisherman casting his nets, or the white sands of Good Harbor Beach, or the excitement of spotting a whale as it rises from the ocean’s depths. Now, thanks to many active artists and art organizations, Gloucester is on its way to reestablishing its reputation as a center for the arts.

The city made the grade as a popular arts destination in an article appearing in the summer edition of AmericanStyle magazine. Gloucester was ranked third in the small-city category with other cities that had a population below 100,000. The top two spots were taken by Asheville, N.C., and Santa Fe, respectively.

Click here for the entire article at The Boston Globe Website

Terry Weber Covers The seARTS Bass Rocks Art Show

click the picture for the slide show

Photographer Skip Montello enjoys a talk by Joy Dai Buell

Terry Weber writes-

Hi Joey,

I attended the seARTs Art Show at the Bass Rocks Golf Club as your “Rookie Reporter” or “Guest Reporter” — not sure what to call myself. Anyway, the show was wonderful and included the works of over 25 local artists with their pieces displayed throughout the Bass Rock’s event room. There was also a great food spread, cash bar, panel discussion led by educator Joy Dai Buell, raffle and Viewer’s Choice Award. (more to come on who won award).

One of the great things about the show was the pride and passion of the artists, and it showed in their faces and words. Speaking of faces, a few of the photos had sun-glare which sometimes worked out in a strange way. Look at the photo of Martha Wakefield; I think its the third one in the set. If you look into her painting you can see a reflection of her face.

Mark Teiwes Shares His Photos From Abby’s Gloucester Fishing Exhibit Here at Captain Joe and Sons

We partnered with Mark two years ago for his Faces of The Working Waterfront seARTS Partner with an Artist show here at our dock.  It was nice to see him and his lovely wife Becky come out to show some love to Abby and us for her exhibit.

You can see Mark’s amazing Faces of The Working Waterfront Slideshow here


seARTS Thanks The Community

seARTS new green banner

Thanks to our Members and Friends

Gloucester is a Top 25 Arts Destination!

Photo of our winning city by Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester

Dear seARTS members and friends,

This great news would have not been possible without you. The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) is pleased to announce that Gloucester has been named as a "Top 25 Small City" on its list of top arts destinations across the United States. Small cities are identified as having populations under 100,000 and the nomination for this category was submitted for Gloucester with the intent of highlighting all of Cape Ann in the coverage of the area. seARTS Board Member-elect Kristine Fisher led the campaign with the seARTS Board and art community to get Gloucester on the ballot and then to rally the community and American Style readers to vote! In her September 2010 letter to the editor, Kristine sums it up this way: "One of our goals at seARTs is to raise the level of awareness with the American public about the richness of our very creative community."

Gloucester was voted in #3 just behind Asheville, North Carolina and Santa Fe, New Mexico and was specifically mentioned as an "up and comer."

AmericanStyle mentioned Rocky Neck Art Colony among Gloucester’s main attractions

"Nights on the Neck" was also praised by AmericanStyle

Also noted were the Cape Ann Artisans Tour, the Waterfront Festival and the transformation of the Blackburn Theatre into The Cape Ann Theatre. Congratulations to everyone mentioned, and we’re sure this publicity will be beneficial to you all.

American Style focuses on Art, Craft, Travel and Interior Design and is an excellent resource for artists and art enthusiasts as it publishes the top art events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.  The idea to pursue this campaign came out of a seARTS strategic planning initiative to look at how great art communities get noticed throughout the country.  "This honor goes a long way toward endorsing the path we are on to support and promote Cape Ann as a beautiful and welcoming place to enjoy the arts — American Style is focused on visual arts, but we are committed to continue to look for and respond to all such opportunities to support all genres of arts and culture on Cape Ann," says seARTS spokesperson, Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco.  "We hope all the arts and cultural groups and artists will benefit from this coverage and leverage this honored place among other great art communities."

seARTS would like to extend special thanks to all our members and friends whose votes helped make this possible.

And a very special thank you to Joey Ciaramitaro of Good Morning Gloucester for his website posts, his video that got so many people interested in voting, and for lending us his beautiful above photo for the campaign. Many thanks also to seARTS Board Member-Elect Kristine Fisher for her initiative and hard work on this campaign.

Click here for the AmericanStyle Magazine article.

Gloucester Voted #3 Small Arts City In The Country

I’d like to think that our four posts, the photo I donated and they used in the campaign and the video interview we shot asking folks to vote helped make this happen.

Kristine Fisher placed a call to Anne Robinson who contacted me while she was away on vacation and asked if I could get the publishers of the magazine a decent representative photo for the contest under the wire of the deadline for inclusion of the voting.  They used the photo in the campaign and it is on the website which announced the winners here.


Here is that photo which I took from our dock at Captain Joe and Sons-


seARTS should be commended for getting the ball rolling.  This is what happens when we work together for the benefit of our community!  HUGE!!!!!  So huge for The Chamber of Commerce, The Destination Marketing Organization and all of those who promote our great city to point to in their marketing campaigns!

Here is the video we shot to get people to understand how important it was to get out the vote-

And links to the posts in which Jackie,Jo-Ann Castano and Kristine Fisher and I kept putting the pressure on explaining how it helps the people who market our areas job that much easier to promote-

Jo-Ann Castano Writes About The American Style Get Out The Vote

Posted on February 3, 2011 by Joey C

Submitted on 2011/02/02 at 8:36 pm Here is another page online to direct people to. It’s American Style online magazine where POP Gallery in Gloucester is featured. Would be good to get people to post comments on the article. More … Continue reading →

seARTS WANTS YOU! To Vote For Gloucester Video With Jackie Ganim DeFalco and Kristine Fisher

Posted on January 29, 2011 by Joey C

Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester. Kristine writes- … Continue reading →

Vote If You Love Gloucester

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Joey C

This is the type of thing that if we win can be used in marketing all over the world. Won’t you vote for your favorite city? Hi Joey. Can this be posted on GMG? ***** Vote for Gloucester and You … Continue reading →

Here’s the article-

AS76 SmallCities Top 25 Small Cities
A newcomer to the Top 25 list, Gloucester is home to museums, galleries and the oldest working art colony in the U.S.

Cape Ann, a thriving arts and cultural destination, lies just 30 miles north of Boston along one of the prettiest stretches of coastline in all of Massachusetts. Billed as one of the last great unspoiled places, its harbors, lighthouses, beaches, coves and coastline have been attracting artists almost from its beginnings in 1623.

Cape Ann’s four communities include Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport. “Art is vital to the lifeblood of Gloucester. There are many beautiful places with seashores and harbors but the combination of arts, culture, and industry are rarely so integrated and integral to the life of a city. It makes Gloucester a very unique place that celebrates art in a way that most cities can’t,” says resident and AmericanStyle reader Barbara Silberman. Gloucester is home to a large population of artists, many of whom display their work in Rocky Neck Art Colony galleries and studios. You can visit the Rocky Neck Gallery or enjoy open studios and entertainment during Nights on the Neck, on the first Thursday of the month from June to October.


This year an iconic red brick building on Gloucester’s Main Street, known to locals as “The Blackburn,” was transformed into The Cape Ann, also known as “The Annie.” The building was revitalized to promote the arts in the community and serves as a venue for performance and visual display. Located within The Annie is “The Art Parlour,” an expansive gallery space that allows local artists to show their work free of charge.


The annual Cape Ann Artisans’ Studio Tour takes place June 18-19 along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport, allowing visitors to meet more than 15 professional artists and see their work where it was created.

The Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival will showcase the juried work of over 175 artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. in the city’s historic Fort Park on Aug. 20-21.