Into the Mystic: Environmental Art and Film Festival

The Medford Arts Center (MACI) is seeking artists of various media for the first annual juried “Into the Mystic” Environmental Art and Film Festival for June 20-22, 2014 which will be held at Hyatt Place, 116 Riverside Ave, Medford. The festival is a collaboration of MACI, Green Medford, Mystic River Watershed Association, The City of Medford’s Office of Energy and Environment, and the Friends of the Mystic River.

The theme of the art is “the Mystic River” in any season. It can be representational, literal, or use found materials from the river area. Each artist may submit two pieces by April 15th. For a registration form contact Mike Oliver at or 617-605-7325.

Schedule of Events

  • Thursday, June 19th, 3 - 7PM, preview at Circle the Square in Medford Square.
  • Friday, June 20th, 6 - 9PM, opening night reception with films Hidden Rivers of Southern Appalachia, Re-storying the Anacostia River, and The Mystic Unseen.
  • Saturday, June 21st, 7PM, Featured Film: The Mystic Herring Run: The Return of 2012 and Beyond, with filmmaker Shervin A. Arya.

Art will be exhibited in the Hyatt Place Lobby and Screening Rooms from June 20-22. Admission is free to all events.

The organizers would like to express our appreciation to the Hyatt Place for donating the space for this special event and for its continued support of the Medford community.