The festival goes on, rain or shine. Motif No.1 Day activities will take place as scheduled, so we will see you downtown! 

The Motif No.1 Day Festival celebrates the arts in Rockport. And all of it centers around the fishing shack-artist's studio-tourist attraction that started it all: an old building right 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 know artist and instructor of the period. Film, poetry, dance, music, and art-making activities are all a part of the festival, as well as historical presentations and a 5k and Fun Run, with proceeds to benefit Rockport Public Schools' wellness initiatives.

Motif No.1 Day takes place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, May 16th in downtown Rockport. The Motif No.1 Day 5k starts at 9am. For directions to downtown Rockport, click here. Need a place to stay? Check out one of the beautiful Inns of Rockport. Scroll down for a list of festival and community events and check back for updates! PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the events listed below are part of official festival programming. Rockport Festivals is not responsible for changes in non-festival programming.
Below is the 2014 Schedule of Events, to give an idea of what happens at the festival.
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Meet Artist Lawrence Martin-Bittman at The Art Nook Art  5pm to 7pm at The Art Nook, 58 Bearskin Neck More Information 
Family Art Zone Art Activities 11am to 3pm in Harvey Park  
Sidewalk Chalk Art Event Art Activities 11am to 3pm throughout downtown  
Recycled Bookmaking for KIDS! Art Activities 1pm in Harvey Park Recycled Bookmaking 
Meet this year's poster artist: Lawrence Martin-Bittman! Art Activities 5pm at the Art Nook on Bearskin Neck Motif No.1 Day commemorative poster 
Rockport Dance Academy Dance 11:30am in Dock Square Rockport Dance Academy 
Fight or Flight Aerial Theater Company sponsored by Brothers' Brew Coffee Shop Dance 1:30pm, 2:15pm & 3pm in Dock Square Fight or Flight Theater 
Instrument Petting Zoo  Family Activities 10am at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 3rd Floor Sponsored by Rockport Music 
Try Your Hand Art Event Family Activities 10am to 4pm throughout downtown  
Festival Photo Booth presented by Oasis Rockport Family Activities 11am to 4pm next to the Old Firehouse Trust in Dock Square More Information 
World Series 2014 Championship Trophy Comes to Rockport! Family Activities 1:45pm to 3:30pm at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway More Information 
Motif 1 Scavenger Hunt! Family Activities 1pm to 3pm throughout downtown  
Motif 1 Day 5K Race Family Activities 9am in Harvey Park Sponsored by Rockport Public Schools 
The Red Shed Film Festival: Vintage Rockport on Film Film 6 pm under the Art & Film Tent in Harvey Park Sponsored by Twin Lights Soda 
The Red Shed Film Festival: a micro festival featuring short films Film 7pm under the Art & Film Tent in Harvey Park Film Festival Information 
Dock Square Food Booth Food 11am to 5pm in Dock Square Chowder from Rockport's own Nate's at Front Beach restaurant 
NYRE Food Booth Food 11am to 5pm in Harvey Park Proceeds to benefit New Year's Rockport Eve programming 
Dinner at the Red Shed Film Fest Food 5:30 pm in Harvey Park Wally's Blackburn Bistro serves pulled pork and MUCH more! 
Motif No.1: Frozen in Time: a presentation by Les Bartlett History 11am at the Rockport Art Association, Hibbard Gallery More Information 
Words Before Dinner: Inspired by Cape Ann Literary 4pm at the Rockport Art Association Words Before Dinner Submission Information 
The Honey Dewdrops Live Music 11am in Harvey Park The Honey Dewdrops 
Rockwell & Young Live Music 11am on Bearskin Neck John Rockwell & Larry Young 
James and Jake Live Music 12:30 in Dock Square James and Jake 
Wenham Street Brass Live Music 12pm at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport Music 
Louise Mosrie with Cliff Eberhardt Live Music 1pm in Harvey Park Louise Mosrie 
Alek Razdan & the A Train Orchestra Live Music 1pm on Bearskin Neck Alek Razdan 
What Time is It Mr Fox?  Live Music 2pm & 2:45 & 3:30pm in Dock Square 3rian King & Co. 
LeitMotifs Live Music 3pm in Harvey Park Eric Wilson, John Rockwell, Larry Young, and Dimitri Eleftherakis 
Charlee Bianchini with Marina Evans Live Music 3pm on Bearskin Neck Music Lineup 
"Wiley and the Hairy Man" presented by Theater Pie Workshops Theater 6:30 at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 4 Cleaves Street  
"The Heiress" presented by Theatre in the Pines Theater 7:30 pm at Spiran Hall, Broadway More Information 
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