The Art of Cape Ann by Plug-In Tours is a series of cultural tours inviting you into private home based studios, galleries and cultural centers, all while being escorted by small private bus, passing historic sites, historic homes and works of art nestled in New England’s most beautiful seacoast.
Cape Ann Artists are at the heart of Cape Ann. For almost 300 years, artists have been inspired by the magical light, the beauty of the coast and the quiet of our diverse natural surroundings.
If you love art, or are looking for a new way to experience the culture North of Boston, this is the tour for you. You will be welcomed into working artists studios, some are open by appointment only,, some are in the most scenic locations. Through the artist or the gallery owner, we understand the why and how behind their creations.
Cape Ann Artist Melody Phaneuf explains, “Unlike a gallery that brings the works of an artists to the public, The Art of Cape Ann Tour will bring the public into our working environment. It is a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with artists and experience the culture of art on Cape Ann.”
Each tour is unique, and will explore different geographical areas and artistic mediums as well as provide historical content, local legends, current events, and stories about famous artists, innovators and change-makers.