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Motif 1 Day

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.

This year features a new event! The artists of the Rockport Art Colony will be painting out in the vicinity of the famous Fish Shack throughout the day.  Between 5-7 p.m., you can meet the artists, see some of their work, and enjoy live jazz under the tent in Dock Square.