1929The Blacksmith Shop restaurant in Rockport opened, which served tourists and hired artists.Arts and Culture, Economy and Industry, Local Businesses, Art

“The Blacksmith Shop.” Gloucester Daily Times, Vol. 61 No. 13139, 3 July 1929, p. 1, https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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The restaurant hired artists to work and provided a place to get together. Such a gathering place is essential in a strong art community.

Oaks, Martha, and Cape Ann Historical Museum, editors. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists in the 1930s: July 10 through October 16, 2010: Cape Ann Museum. Cape Ann Museum, 2010.
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