Nestled between the Woods Hole drawbridge and community center sits one of Woods Hole’s fine art shops – Handworks. If the location wasn’t already great enough, Handwork’s art is truly one-of-a-kind.

The array of art at Handworks includes: jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, soaps, clothing, woodworking, ceramics, and prints. Handworks operates as a co-operative business, currently made up of fourteen local artists. The artist’s come from all over the Cape and South Coast not only sell their art, but to work at the shop.

Even in this small picture of the gallery the variety of art is evident.

Ann Hanson of Cape Cod said, “Working in a studio is so solitary, being able to get out and sell my work is so nice.” Hanson works as a metal smith and creates all kinds of jewelry. Hanson further commented on the camaraderie between the artists, “I love being associated with the other workers here. It’s very encouraging to work and sell alongside fellow artists.”

Hanson as she takes a pair earrings out of her display case for a customer.

Mark Chester, a well-known local photographer, is also apart of Handworks. Chester’s photographs have been published in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, in addition to others.

Whether you’re looking for a new accessory or just want some artistic inspiration, Handworks is definitely the right place to stop in for some local art.

Handworks is open seasonally, seven days a week from 10am-6pm. More information can be found at: