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Motif #1 Day

Motif #1 Day

The annual Motif #1 Day Festival, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, celebrates the arts in Rockport and the return of Spring!

The Festival centers around the fishing shack-artist’s studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building on one of Rockport’s historic wharves that was painted so often by artists at the turn of the last century that it was given the nickname Motif No.1, by Lester Hornby – a well-known artist and instructor of the period. This is a unique celebration of a seaside village, with Rockport’s business and cultural community joining in the fun through special activities and events in conjunction with the Festival. Film, poetry, dance, music and interactive art are all a part of the Festival, as well as historical presentations, a 5k Road Race and a Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools’ wellness initiatives.

More information on this event can be found at rockportexchange.org.