A THANK YOU and a Fundraiser Update!

A Shout-Out and an Update

Wow! More support from the community! A huge thank you to those of you who placed orders over the last few days:
 
Jamy Madeja
Bethany Carlson
Sonja Merz
Molly Silver
Laura Hallowell
Jan Micalizzi
Elizabeth Knudsen
Lindsay Greimann
Trenholm Ninestein
Melanie Waddell
Sheila Becker
Samantha McGrath
Laura Stevens
Robin Nichols
Debbie Whitting
Jane Beddus
Susan Koehler-Arsenault
Elinor Juviler
Kenneth Novack
Mary Faino
Kurt Ogle
Sharon Kishida
Celene Lyon
 
We are at 23 patrons for the Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser, and we are GRATEFUL.

Our Goal?

To reach 100 patrons showing support for the Harvestfest to Home Fundraiser and the nonprofit Rockport Exchange. Every year thousands of visitors and locals alike enjoy our festivals and the Rockport Farmers Market. It doesn’t seem impossible to reach our goal of 100 supporters. Can we count on you to be among them?
 
Thanks for placing orders, donating, and spreading the word!
 
The deadline is October 12th — we can do this! Click HERE to place an order or share the link, and thank you!
 
Enjoy these memories from Harvestfests from previous years, and thanks again for your help in bringing the festival back by supporting Rockport Exchange!
 
 
 

The 2020 Motif No. 1 Day Commemorative Poster

During this difficult time, a strong community is more important than ever. Our 2020 festival poster highlights all the joys of being a part of this beautiful place while recognizing that this year is not like all the other Motif No. 1 Days that have been celebrated in Rockport.

The 2020 poster artist and designer is Darren Mason. Darren has been always been a crucial part of the work of Rockport Exchange, long before our nonprofit organization even had a name — back when we were an ad hoc group of enthusiastic and willing Rockporters, ready to contribute to building community in our corner of the world. Darren has generously given countless (literally, countless) hours to designing all of our logos and promotional pieces, as well as our merchandise. Not only does he give of his design talents, he has also given countless hours helping set up, run, and break down  our multiple yearly festival and events and the weekly farmers’ market. In many ways he is the spirit of Rockport Exchange, always an upbeat, positive, hardworking presence even during those times when things have been very, very hard for our little organization. 

So it is fitting that Darren design this year’s poster. He brings his positive spirit to this time, when things are very hard for many of us and the call to come together is more important than ever.

Thank you Darren, for more than a decade of what you’ve brought to Rockport Exchange, and to our larger community — locals and visitors alike. Thank you for bringing us together, yet again, with this year’s poster design. 

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The Motif by Rockport Artist David Arsenault

Rockport artist David Arsenault submitted  four different depictions of the Motif, each one entirely unique in capturing the Motif in a different mood. Since moving to Rockport five years ago, David has been generous with his talent in donating to the community — providing one of his paintings of the Motif all the way back in  2017 for our annual Motif No. 1 Day Commemorative Poster (see below).

Thank you for your gifts and your ongoing generosity, David!

To see David’s contribution to the 2020 Virtual M1D Fest, click HERE.

 

From Rockport with Love!

Check out this beautiful video from our friends at Addison Choate  in Rockport. (The Motif plays a starring role, of course!) The creativity of Rockporters never ceases to amaze us, and we are grateful to the owners of Addision Choate for sharing this video with the world, especially during a time when it so many of us miss seeing these sights in person.

Hope this film inspires you to create your own contribution to celebrating Rockport and the Motif in the coming weeks!