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Virtual Motif No. 1 Day Fest

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Feeling down about missing the annual Motif No. 1 Day Fest? Well, take heart, as you can still celebrate Rockport’s iconic Motif on Motif No. 1 Day on May 16, right in the comfort and safety of your own house!

Rockport Exchange wants to hear from YOU!

Makers, creators, dabblers, doers, and dreamers — this is your moment. Send in your Cape Ann and Rockport-inspired work (even better if it features our favorite red fishing shack). Prose, poetry, film, drawings, paintings, sculptures, finger-painting — they want to see Cape Ann and the Motif through your eyes!

Every day leading up to Motif No.1 Day on May 16, Rockport Exchange will post a picture or video featuring your work, or a piece from our M1D Fest archives celebrating the amazing place we live and the fishing shack that has become a symbol of all things Rockport.

Find out more about how you can virtually participate in this year’s Motif No. 1 Day Fest at https://rockportexchange.org/virtual-motif-no-1-day-festival/.

About the Festival

The Motif No. 1 Day Festival celebrates Rockport across the arts! Motif No. 1 Day 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 poetry, dance, music, art-making activities, historical presentations and more, along with the Motif No. 1 Day 5k and Fun Run, (organized by the Rockport Public Schools’ WELL team), M1D is truly a community festival.

M1D focuses on honoring Rockport’s heritage of the arts, along with showcasing the arts in today’s Rockport.


May 16, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Rockport Exchange


T Wharf, Downtown Rockport
T Wharf
Rockport, MA United States
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