Our name speaks to our mission: Rockport Exchange is a nonprofit community organization at the crossroads of ideas and production.

Through our programs we create opportunities for residents and visitors alike to come together and contribute to a forward-looking, vibrant community built on a clear appreciation of Rockport’s past.

Rockport Exchange develops and sustains programming that enhances a sense of place. We strengthen our community by focusing on local food, creative culture, and industry. We believe in building an infrastructure of culture that will have a lasting impact on generations to come.


Rockport Exchange


Motif No. 1 Day

2021 Motif No. 1 Day Festival Information 

May is Motif month! Celebrate all month long with special exhibits in Rockport and our annual commemorative poster. Follow along on Instagram: @rockport_exchange.

Rockport Exchange regrets to announce that the annual Motif No. 1 Day Festival will not be held as scheduled on May 22nd, 2021

While it is disappointing to not be able to come together in person to celebrate Rockport at the annual M1D Fest, we hope to bring the festival back next year, stronger than ever! To support our efforts, please consider purchasing a 2021 commemorative poster.


May 22, 2021

About the festival

M1D focuses on honoring Rockport’s heritage and future in the arts.

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport! Poetry, dance, art, live music, interactive art, a 5k & Fun Run, local food (wood-fired pizza, grass-fed burgers and more!), small-batch craft beer and Massachusetts wine — all of it in honor of the red fishing shack that is known around the world as Motif No.1.

Check out the schedule for our 2019 to get a taste of the “traditional” M1D, and plan to join us in-person for Motif No. 1 Day 2022! Continue reading “Motif No. 1 Day”


Thank you for your support and for bringing Harvestfest 2020 home!

On behalf of Rockport Exchange, thank you SO much for your support for our Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser! While we couldn’t gather together this year for our annual celebration of local food and drink on the wharf in Rockport, we were able to honor the harvest season and our fantastic local food purveyors by offering …

See you on October 17th for our Harvestfest to Home Pickup!

Thank you so very, very much for all your support for our fundraiser. But the fundraiser fun ain’t over yet! We have our Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser Pickup on October 17th from 11am-2pm at 16 S. Main Street in Rockport, and ALL are welcome. If you’ve pre-ordered a Harvestfest Market Sampler or a Harvestfest Family Meal-to-Go, …

Rockport Farmers Market


2021 Summer Rockport Farmers Market

Market information may change due to COVID-19 guidelines from the Rockport Board of Health and state officials. Stay in touch for updated farmers’ market news!

Dates & Time:  Saturdays from June 26th – October 16th from 10am to 1pm

Market Location:  Rockport Music parking lot at 16 Main St. in Rockport

Market Protocols: Vendors & Patrons must wear a mask at all times, per local and state guidelines. Social-distancing and sanitation will be observed by vendors and patrons.

Produce and locally-grown and made farm products can be purchased on-site from our farmers from 10am-1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmers and food producers!

A huge thank you to Rockport Music for their generosity in supporting community initiatives and hosting the Rockport Farmers Market for the 2021 season.

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