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!

Festival and Farmers Market Vendor Applications

Wow. The winter flew by! (Well, depending on who you ask…). In spite of the snow still on the ground, we are thinking ahead to the Motif No.1 Day Festival on Saturday, May 18th. We would love for your nonprofit or community group to be a part of this celebration of our local icon! To apply, click HERE

We’re also looking for a few local food vendors. That application can be found HERE.

Finally, if you would like to volunteer for the M1D Fest (or any of our programming initiatives!), click HERE. We could not do what we do without our community volunteers, so THANK you!

More info about the upcoming festival to follow, so stay in touch!

The Year in Review

Don’t miss Tuesday’s Annual Meeting at Brothers’ Brew at 7pm. Lots of interesting info on the past year of programming, as well as a glimpse into what 2019 has in store for Rockport Exchange and our community partners!

For more, check out our current newsletter HERE…

But first, a few pictures from 2018. We had a lot of fun, ate a lot of local food, and experienced a lot of local culture together!

Rockport Exchange representatives receiving a grant from representatives of the Cape Ann Community Foundation at the first Rockport Farmers Market of the season.

Chef Dan & his family
Melanie & Darren
Cocktails with the Cows at Seaview Farm

 

 

Harvestfest