For Immediate Release

Plug-In Cape Ann Tours

Plug-In Cape Ann Tours

Plug-In Tours Press Contact:

Kimberly Voltero | 978-381-0813 |

ArtWeek Press Contact:

Michelle Chapman | 617.532.1210 |




Explore The Art of Cape Ann,

The Only Narrated Art Focused Bus Tour
Inaugurating For ARTWEEK 2018


The Art of Cape Ann, Narrated Art Studios Tour will be held April 28, 29 and May 4, 5 and 6 meeting at the MBTA Station in Gloucester, MA


Gloucester, MA (April 2, 2018) – Plug-In Cape Ann Tours announced today that it will reveal The Art of Cape Ann Tour selected to be part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6.  Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. See a complete listing of events at


ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.


For hundreds of years, artists have looked north of Boston, MA to Cape Ann for inspiration, respite and workspace, and Plug-In Cape Ann Tours is thrilled to offer this unique behind the scenes studio tour combined with history, landmarks and seascapes.


{Cape Ann Artisan, XXXXXX} explains “it is a great opportunity to welcome just the right number of visitors interested in discovering my artistic process and the environment that inspires my work.


Don’t miss our exciting event:


The Art of Cape Ann, Meeting the Artists in Their Studios

Presented by: Plug-In Cape Ann Tours

Price: $25.00

Meeting Location: Gloucester MBTA, Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA

Date: 3.5 hour tour

April 28 and May 5     9:00-12:30 pm
April 29 and May 4 &6   1:30-4:00 pm


Meeting the Artists in Their Studios dotted around Gloucester and Rockport, we will discover locations important to famous artists of the past, as we enter 5-7 studios of contemporary artists that call Cape Ann their home.  During each of the studio stops, some artists will demonstrate their skill, discuss their inspiration and showcase their current creations.


“We are thrilled to have organizations like Plug-In Cape Ann Tours participating in ArtWeek this season,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center. “ArtWeek is an innovative festival that works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts. We are very excited about this season’s offerings, which include many unique experiences spanning dance, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, culinary, visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. And the best part is that many of the events are free making it affordable and accessible to everyone!”


Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.


For more information on ArtWeek, visit


About Plug-In Cape Ann Tours – is a Sightseeing Tour company based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Established in July 2017, it is the only land-based tour company on Cape Ann, offering narrated bus tours around Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea.  Featuring friendly guides that share historical context and local lore as part of; The Art of Cape Ann Tour, Historical Harbor Tour, Scenic Sunset Tour, and Historic Home Tours.  To reserve your tour, or learn more about our custom itineraries and specialty tours, visit


About ArtWeek – Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include:  Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators as well as about the festival and its growth, visit 


About Highland Street Foundation – Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit


About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek; collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at

About the Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.

The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit


About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to​





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