Cape Ann Artisans is an independent group of working artists and craftspeople, located throughout Gloucester and Rockport, who actively seek to promote their specific disciplines to thousands of visitors from this community as well as off-Cape. The expressed purpose of the group is to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the work of our members as well as to create greater awareness of the role of the working artist within the community. We organize regular events in which the general public can visit members’ studio locations and see the work being created. Currently the artisans sponsor two open studio tours each calendar year. These events are only possible through the cooperation and interaction of all of its members; the group is currently celebrating its’ 26th year.