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Motif No. 1 Day: May 18, 2024

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back this beloved community event, long cherished by residents and visitors as a celebration of Rockport’s iconic fishing shack.

We invite you to join us on Saturday May 18 (rain date May 19) for this all-day, family-friendly event in the beautiful coastal community of Rockport.

In addition to the 5K Road Race and Fun Run in the morning, EMS Day will be happening on T Wharf from 11 AM to 3 PM. In Harvey Park, there will be wellness Vendors in the morning, and non-profits and local vendors in the afternoon. The day will also feature Cape Ann Plein Air, children’s activities, music, performing arts, gallery exhibitions, food trucks, and a beer tent.

Check back to this page for updates throughout the Spring, or follow us on the Rockport USA Facebook page

(Rain Date is not applicable for the 5K Road Race or EMS Day. )

Schedule of Events

9 AM – 10:30 AM: Motif No. 1 Road Race (Harvey Park) Sign up to run at https://runsignup.com/motif5k

11 AM – 3 PM: EMS Day (T Wharf)
11 AM – 3 PM: Cape Ann Plein Air (Barletta Park)
11 AM – 3 PM: Cape Ann Art Haven – Children’s Activities (Barletta Park)
11 AM – 4 PM: Food Trucks (Barletta Park)

12 PM – 3 PM: Performing Arts (Dock Square)
12 PM – 4 PM: Various Local Vendors (Harvey Park)
12 PM – 5 PM: Beer Tent (Harvey Park)
12 PM – 5 PM: Live Music (Front Lawn, First Congregational Church, corner of Main and School Streets)

*Art Galleries open throughout the day

Calling All Art Galleries

Download Gallery Participation Form

We invite you to participate in Motif No.1 Day this year! Come join this kickoff to the summer season by offering visitors a unique and authentic “Rockport Art Experience.”

The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back Motif No. 1 Day, a beloved event celebrating the long history of artists featuring Motif No.1 in their works. The event will be held on Saturday May 18 (rain date Sunday May 19). Motif No. 1 Day is an artistic festival, which showcases Rockport as a premier arts destination. The event aims to promote Rockport businesses to the local community and regional visitors alike.

Why participate in Motif No.1 Day?

  • Have your gallery listed on the Motif No. 1 Day map and schedule of events.
  • Have your Rockport Art Experience listed and promoted on:
    • 3 Websites: RockportUSA.com , CapeAnnChamber.com, and CapeAnnVacations.com.
    • Facebook & Instagram (Chamber, RockportUSA, and CapeAnnVacations)
    • The Chamber’s Soundings Newsletter and Dedicated Motif No. 1 Day Emails
  • Local and regional art media outlets
  • Press Releases
  • Exposure to new art collectors

There is no participation fee for Chamber members. Non-members will have a fee of $35.

Historically, Motif No. 1 Day has brought thousands of visitors to downtown Rockport. Participation in this event is a great opportunity to showcase your art. We also encourage you to share Motif No.1 Day with your followers and collectors. Your participation, along with a robust calendar including EMS Day, Motif No.1 Road Race as well as music, food, plein air painting, children’s activities and performing arts, will make for a successful and enjoyable spring event for all!

Sponsorhip Opportunities

Several sponsorship opportunities are available to support this great event and the Rockport artist and business communities. DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP FORM

• Opportunity to host a booth at the event • Opportunity to provide promotional giveaway at event (e.g., swag bag, branded products, etc.) • Logo prominently included on all printed promotional materials • Logo included in all event-specific e-blasts and social media posts • Logo prominently displayed as Presenting Sponsor on Chamber and RockportUSA.com event pages with link to company website • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in all press releases • Receive dedicated Sponsor Appreciation Post on social media

$2,500

• Company logo included on all printed promotional materials (Including A-Frame at event) • Company logo listed on event web pages capeannchamber.com & rockportusa.com) with link to company website • Company name included in all event-specific e-blasts • Recognition as as Stage Sponsor in all press releases • Receive dedicated Sponsor Appreciation Post on social media

$1,500

• Company name featured on A-Frame at event, on event brochure, and event web pages • Receive dedicated Sponsor Appreciation Post on social media

$600

• Company name and logo listed on event brochure and event web pages • Receive Advertiser Appreciation Post on social media

$250

Music Stage Sponsor

Performing Arts Sponsor

PAID ADVERTISERS
Sally Webster Collection Rockport USA
Fleur Cuisine Harborside Restaurant
Addison Choate Rockport MA
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