ArtWeek 2019 on Cape Ann

April 07, 2019 / Good to Know, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

ArtWeek 2019 is coming to Cape Ann from April 26 – May 5. Come celebrate Massachusetts’ creativity in and around Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Plan your Destination ArtWeek adventures and discover this amazing festival of innovative and creative events. Check the ArtWeek 2019 Calendar below or at artweekma.org to learn about all that’s happening on Cape Ann! Please note that dates and times are subject to change. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

seARTS Cape Ann Wearable Art – Spring Kick Off – Exhibit, Sale & Social
Gloucester | Castle Manor Inn | http://www.wearableart.org
Celebrate the Wearable Art Marketplace and view talented makers’ newest designs for spring.

Trees by the Sea
Manchester-by-the-Sea | Historic New England / Coolidge Point | https://www.historicnewengland.org
Celebrate Arbor Day with the glorious trees at Coolidge Point: majestic beeches, stately oaks, and sturdy maples and elms.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Cape Ann Plein Air’s Springtime Quick Draw!
Gloucester | Rocky Neck Cultural Center | http://www.capeannpleinair.com
Join Cape Ann Plein Air for “Quick Draw” – a fast-paced outdoor painting event!

Yoga in the Galleries
Gloucester | Cape Ann Museum | https://www.capeannmuseum.org
Join Molly O’Hagan Hardy for a 75-minute yoga session in one of the Museum’s galleries.

Family Printmaking with Coco Berkman
Gloucester | Sawyer Free Library | http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
Participants of all ages will create a small self-portrait print.

Walk-in Explosion Book Workshop with Katherine Morrison
Gloucester | Sawyer Free Library | http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
Make your own exploding book.

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative: Artist Demonstrations
Gloucester | Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative | https://www.local-colors.org
Artists Demonstrations including Weaving, Art and Your Past Lives, Wood Carving and Painting, Water Color Painting, Oil Painting, Tie Dye, and Relief Art.  

Science Influences Art
Gloucester | SeArts | http://www.searts.org
As part of the STEM program, families with school age kids are invited to gather water samples from Cape Ann environments.

Walk the Art of Cape Ann – Downtown Gloucester
Gloucester |Fitz Henry Lane House | https://www.plugintours.com
Join us on a two-hour walking tour, highlighted by stops at the studios of contemporary Cape Ann artists.

Documentary Film-The Children of the Khumbu
Gloucester | Sawyer Free Library | http://www.searts.org
View this documentary about the unique story of Tsedam Sherpa and the Home Away from Home School in the Mount Everest, Khumbu District of Nepal.

Reading & Talk with Judith Wright: Acts of Resistance
Gloucester | Rocky Neck Cultural Center | http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org
Judith Wright, the author of, Acts of Resistance, will read from her book which follows her journey from a teenager and continues through her experiences at the height of the Civil Rights Struggle in Mississippi.

Respect your work – Show it Well – Expert Talk & Demo
Gloucester | Castle Manor Inn | http://www.wearableart.org
Martha Sutyak, Smartly Staged, will address the arts community on this important aspect of showing their work.

Glassblowing and Flameworking Demonstrations
Essex | Bubble Factory | https://www.bubblefactoryma.com
Watch master glassblowers work in multiple techniques in their state-of-the-art glassblowing studio. Enjoy an afternoon of glassblowing demonstrations, flameworking demonstrations, light refreshments, and the viewing their brand new hand blown glass product line.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

Cape Ann Artists’ Demos at DeLouise Studio
Rockport |DeLouise Studio 53 | http://www.DeLouiseStudios.com DeLouise Studio will offer a full day of consecutive painting demonstrations by Cape Ann artists featured at the gallery.

Cape Ann Artists’ Demos at John Caggiano Gallery
Essex | John Caggiano Gallery | http://johncaggiano.com
John Caggiano will create a painting(s) from start to finish in front of his gallery on Bearskin Neck.

Susanne E. White: The Construction of a Painting
Rockport | The White Seagull Gallery | http://www.susannewhite.com
Learn the steps involved in creating a painting, it’s a behind-the-art view into the process!

Outdoor Painting with Scott Tubby
Rockport | Scott Tubby Fine Art | https://scotttubby.com
Paint alongside Scott Tubby, in front of his gallery on Bearskin Neck.

SAKURA
Rockport | KAJA | https://kaja.co
A collaborative installation art piece celebrating the blossoming of spring and the cherry blossom season.

Fun and Fabulous Earring Workshop
Rockport |Seaside Boutique and Beads | https://seasideboutique.weebly.com/
Learn to create different styles of beautiful beaded earrings using tassels, chandelier, and other styles of findings.

Paint with a Plein Air Artist in Rockport
Rockport | Red Tractor Trading Company | https://www.instagram.com/redtractortradingcompany
Bring your easel and supplies and share a unique painting experience (or just observe up close if you like).

Color Buzz Oil Painting Demonstration
Rockport | Tidal Edge Gallery | http://tidaledgegallery.com/
Learn a painting technique in which brushstrokes leave a colorful imprint and a recognizable landscape image emerges.

Demo: the Ancient Art of Kiln Formed Glass
Rockport | One of a Kind Gallery | https://www.oneofakindrockport.com/
An interactive demonstration of the ancient art of kiln formed glass.

Meet the Designer and Make Custom Printed Coasters
Rockport | Original Beach Dog | http://www.originalbeachdog.com
Come on down to Original Beach Dog to participate in the process of producing custom printed coasters.

SUNDAY APRIL 28

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative: Artist Demonstrations
Gloucester | Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative | https://www.local-colors.org
Artists Demonstrations including Weaving, Art and Your Past Lives, Wood Carving and Painting, Water Color Painting, Oil Painting, Tie Dye, and Relief Art.  

Walk the Art of Cape Ann – Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester | Gloucester Fishermans Memorial | https://www.plugintours.com
Join us on a two-hour walking tour (less than 1km), highlighted by stops at the studios of contemporary Cape Ann artists with an interesting blend of artistic mediums.

Discovering Artistry in Fiber: Talk and Brunch
Gloucester | Castle Manor Inn | https://www.facebook.com/ArtistryinFiber
Anne Lee, co-author of the three-part book series, “Artistry in Fiber” – Wall Art, Sculpture, and Wearable Art – will discuss what drew her to contemporary fiber and to spend two years researching over 400 artists worldwide.

Guided Tour of Rocky Neck’s Historic Art Trail
Gloucester | Rocky Neck Cultural Center | http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org
Join us for a free walking tour of Rocky Neck’s historic art trail.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

Susanne E. White: The Construction of a Painting
Rockport | The White Seagull Gallery | http://www.susannewhite.com
Learn the steps involved in creating a painting, it’s a behind-the-art view into the process!

Outdoor Painting with Scott Tubby
Rockport | Scott Tubby Fine Art | https://scotttubby.com
Paint alongside Scott Tubby, in front of his gallery on Bearskin Neck.

Paint with a Plein Air Artist in Rockport
Rockport | Red Tractor Trading Company | https://www.instagram.com/redtractortradingcompany
Bring your easel and supplies and share a unique painting experience (or just observe up close if you like).

Meet the Designer and Make Custom Printed Coasters
Rockport | Original Beach Dog | http://www.originalbeachdog.com
Come on down to Original Beach Dog to participate in the process of producing custom printed coasters.

Behind the Scenes Demonstration: Ceramic Coral Art
Rockport | One of a Kind Gallery | https://www.oneofakindrockport.com
Come meet artist Monique Feldman and watch her create one of her reknown coral art works.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Make Your Own Jewelry!
Gloucester | Beth Williams Studio | https://www.bethwilliams.com
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, designer and bead maker Beth Williams will walk guests through the process of making a pair of earrings or pendant necklace.

Beauport Art Show
Gloucester | Beauport Hotel Gloucester | https://beauporthospitalitygroup.com
Join us on this special evening as we celebrate the talent of local artists at Beauport Hotel Gloucester

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Make Your Own Jewelry!
Gloucester | Beth Williams Studio | https://www.bethwilliams.com
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, designer and bead maker Beth Williams will walk guests through the process of making a pair of earrings or pendant necklace.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Make Your Own Jewelry!
Gloucester | Beth Williams Studio | https://www.bethwilliams.com
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, designer and bead maker Beth Williams will walk guests through the process of making a pair of earrings or pendant necklace.

Sea to Table, How to Eat a Lobster
Gloucester | Mile Marker One | http://www.milemarkerone.com
An authentic experience filled with history, maritime culture, and delight. Ticket includes boiled lobster dinner with a complete narrative of the history of the lobster, how it is caught, how it can be prepared.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Sea to Table, How to Eat a Lobster
Gloucester | Mile Marker One | http://www.milemarkerone.com
An authentic experience filled with history, maritime culture, and delight. Ticket includes boiled lobster dinner with a complete narrative of the history of the lobster, how it is caught, how it can be prepared.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

Rockport Harmony
Rockport | First Congregational Church of Rockport | https://calendar.artweekma.org/Detail/666
Rockport Harmony will be opening their doors for a behind the scenes look at the set-up and sound check.

SATURDAY MAY 4

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative: Artist Demonstrations
Gloucester | Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative | https://www.local-colors.org
Artists Demonstrations including Weaving, Art and Your Past Lives, Wood Carving and Painting, Water Color Painting, Oil Painting, Tie Dye, and Relief Art.  

Family Printmaking with Coco Berkman
Gloucester | Sawyer Free Library | http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
Participants of all ages will create a small self-portrait print.

Walk-in Explosion Book Workshop with Katherine Morrison
Gloucester | Sawyer Free Library | http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org
Make your own exploding book.

Sea to Table, How to Eat a Lobster
Gloucester | Mile Marker One | http://www.milemarkerone.com
An authentic experience filled with history, maritime culture, and delight. Ticket includes boiled lobster dinner with a complete narrative of the history of the lobster, how it is caught, how it can be prepared.

Cape Ann Blossoms Guided Tours 
Gloucester | Cape Ann Museum | https://www.capeannmuseum.org
Take a guided tour through the Museum galleries to see unique floral arrangements from local designers, inspired by select artworks.

The Mosaic that is Gloucester: Part 1 Maritime Gloucester
Gloucester | Maritime Gloucester | http://www.lesleydavison.com/mosaicgloucester
Mosaic Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester, and the Gloucester Writer’s Center will explore undersea creatures, the anatomy and behaviors of local underwater inhabitants.

The Mosaic that is Gloucester: Part 2 MosaicGloucester
Gloucester | Maritime Gloucester | http://www.lesleydavison.com/mosaicgloucester
Mosaic Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester, and the Gloucester Writer’s Center will present the first completed panel of its community mosaic mural.

The Mosaic that is Gloucester: Part 3 Gloucester Writers Center
Gloucester | Maritime Gloucester | http://www.lesleydavison.com/mosaicgloucester
Mosaic Gloucester, Maritime Gloucester, and the Gloucester Writer’s Center will present What Holds Us Together: This Place in Poetry.

Faith Powers’ Love: A New Musical & Talkback
Gloucester | Gloucester Stage Company | https://www.faithpowerslove.com
Gloucester Stage presents Faith Powers’ Love: A New Musical takes us to Saudi Arabia where a local boy and the daughter of a US politician forge a romantic bond.

ArtTalk: Conversations with Essex Artists
Essex | Essex Town Hall | http://www.visitessexma.com
Get to know a diverse group of artists in the Essex River Cultural District as they share thoughts on their creative process, inspirations and influences in a casual, moderated conversation with audience Q&A.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

Cape Ann Artists’ Demos at DeLouise Studio
Rockport |DeLouise Studio 53 | http://www.DeLouiseStudios.com DeLouise Studio will offer a full day of consecutive painting demonstrations by Cape Ann artists featured at the gallery.

Cape Ann Artists’ Demos at John Caggiano Gallery
Essex | John Caggiano Gallery | http://johncaggiano.com
John Caggiano will create a painting(s) from start to finish in front of his gallery on Bearskin Neck.

Seaview Farm Art Talk
Rockport | Seaview Farm | http://www.seaviewfarmrockport.com
Enjoy our collection of artwork along with a taste of local food in our farm store, and a special Artist Talk featuring the work of current Rockport artists.

Walk the Art of Cape Ann – Rockport
Rockport | Bartlett Square | https://www.plugintours.com
Join us on a two-hour walking tour, highlighted by stops at the studios of contemporary Cape Ann artists with an interesting blend of artistic mediums.

Edward Hopper on Cape Ann
Rockport |The Art of David Arsenault Gallery | https://www.artofdavid.com
Artist David Arsenault, inspired to become a painter by seeing Hopper’s work, offers a visual presentation at his Rockport gallery. See how Hopper’s work has inspired David Arsenault’s art and stay after the presentation to view his work. Light refreshments will be provided.

Susanne E. White: The Construction of a Painting
Rockport | The White Seagull Gallery | http://www.susannewhite.com
Learn the steps involved in creating a painting, it’s a behind-the-art view into the process!

SAKURA
Rockport | KAJA | https://kaja.co
A collaborative installation art piece celebrating the blossoming of spring and the cherry blossom season.

Fun and Fabulous Earring Workshop
Rockport |Seaside Boutique and Beads | https://seasideboutique.weebly.com/
Learn to create different styles of beautiful beaded earrings using tassels, chandelier, and other styles of findings.

Paint with a Plein Air Artist in Rockport
Rockport | Red Tractor Trading Company | https://www.instagram.com/redtractortradingcompany
Bring your easel and supplies and share a unique painting experience (or just observe up close if you like).

Demo: the Ancient Art of Kiln Formed Glass
Rockport | One of a Kind Gallery | https://www.oneofakindrockport.com
An interactive demonstration of the ancient art of kiln formed glass.

Meet the Designer and Make Custom Printed Coasters
Rockport | Original Beach Dog | http://www.originalbeachdog.com
Come on down to Original Beach Dog to participate in the process of producing custom printed coasters.

Pinch Pot Demonstration with Shana Holub
Rockport | Close Quarters Collective | https://www.facebook.com/closequarterscollective
See a demonstration of how to make a pinch pot with artist Shana Holub.

Log to Spoon Carving Demo with Alyssa Pitman
Rockport | Close Quarters Collective | https://www.facebook.com/closequarterscollective
Alyssa will show how to take a log, break it down and make a beautiful hand carved spoon.

propaganda — contemporary art happening
Rockport | iartcolony | http://www.iartcolony.com
18 multidisciplinary artists will deliver sincere responses to propaganda through painting, printmaking, video, poetry, representational, conceptual fine art, and performative artist.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative: Artist Demonstrations
Gloucester | Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative | https://www.local-colors.org
Artists Demonstrations including Weaving, Art and Your Past Lives, Wood Carving and Painting, Water Color Painting, Oil Painting, Tie Dye, and Relief Art.  

Cape Ann Blossoms Guided Tours 
Gloucester | Cape Ann Museum | https://www.capeannmuseum.org
Take a guided tour through the Museum galleries to see unique floral arrangements from local designers, inspired by select artworks.

Sea to Table, How to Eat a Lobster
Gloucester | Mile Marker One | http://www.milemarkerone.com
An authentic experience filled with history, maritime culture, and delight. Ticket includes boiled lobster dinner with a complete narrative of the history of the lobster, how it is caught, how it can be prepared.

Drawing Activity + Raffle at Tuck’s Candy & Gifts
Rockport | Tuck’s Candy & Gifts | http://www.tuckscandy.com
Sit down at our drawing space and use provided arts supplies to sketch or draw!

Susanne E. White: The Construction of a Painting
Rockport | The White Seagull Gallery | http://www.susannewhite.com
Learn the steps involved in creating a painting, it’s a behind-the-art view into the process!

Meet the Designer and Make Custom Printed Coasters
Rockport | Original Beach Dog | http://www.originalbeachdog.com
Come on down to Original Beach Dog to participate in the process of producing custom printed coasters.