2017 Festival Information
May 20, 2017 FROM 9AM TO 5PM
T-WHARF AND THROUGHOUT DOWNTOWN ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS
About the festival
The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts.
M1D honors the fishing shack, artist’s studio, and tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right on one of Rockport’s historic wharves, a building painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1.
Featuring film, poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No.1 Day 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives, M1D is a festival with something for everyone.
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The 2017 Commemorative Poster
Each year, Rockport Exchange releases a commemorative Motif No. 1 Day festival poster featuring work by a local artist. We are so pleased to announce that this year’s poster features David Arsenault, a realist painter with a beautiful gallery at 8 Dock Square in Rockport. For more about David’s work, click here. The generosity of David Arsenault in donating the use of this image for this year’s M1D poster is very much appreciated.
Proceeds from poster sales support the arts programming of Rockport Exchange.