Thank you for a GREAT Harvestfest!

Thank you for your support for a fantastic Harvestfest on Saturday, October 19th! It was a great day filled with beautiful weather, tasty local food & drink, and meeting up with friends old & new in the most beautiful coastal town in New England (not that we’re biased or anything).

The festival kicked off with pipes and drums!
Musician Amy Rich rests her vocal chords
Pardoning the lobster from Roy Moore’s
What is YOUR favorite local food?

Announcing the 2019 M1D Commemorative Poster!

Rockport Exchange is pleased to announce that Brooke Demeri is the featured artist for the 2019 Motif No.1 Day Festival commemorative poster.

Brooke is a student at Rockport High School. As the daughter of Lisa Demeri, niece of Jill Demeri, and granddaughter of Dominic Demeri, she is a third-generation Rockport artist.  To feature Brooke as the 2019 artist is exciting in another sense: she also created the artwork for the 2009 Motif No.1 Day Festival poster as a young girl of 8.

A decade later, it seems especially fitting to have her work featured on the M1D poster as Brooke continues to grow and develop in the tradition of Rockport artists.

The nonprofit Rockport Exchange organizes and funds the Motif No.1 Day Festival — the annual celebration of Rockport’s iconic fishing shack as inspiring artists for over one hundred years. Your support for Rockport Exchange in its work to carry on the tradition of the Motif No.1 Day is appreciated. Your purchase of the commemorative poster funds the community initiatives of Rockport Exchange. To purchase the poster,  head over HERE, and thank you!

Countdown to Funtown aka Motif No.1 Day Fest!

M1D is just five days away. Some of you might be tempted to look at the weather report and think a little rain will dampen the fun. If you’re one of those people, take your weather app off your phone RIGHT now, because the rain never stops Motif No.1 Day. In fact, there’s no point in bothering to look up the weather,  because the show will go on and we will celebrate the Motif no matter what. Also, the weather changes from minute-to-minute on Cape Ann so there’s that.

Most likely Saturday will turn out to be a balmy day with an average 70-degree temperature and a lovely breeze blowing off the Old Harbor. Either way, rain or shine, can’t stop won’t stop as the song says. We are ready to have a festival.

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