Motif No. 1 Day

2018 Festival Information 

May 19, 2018 FROM 9AM TO 5PM

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.

Our 2017 poster & schedule (check back for our 2018 M1D Schedule!)

The M1D Schedule of Events:

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.



















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