2017 Community Reception

The Medford Arts Council held its 2017 Community Reception on Wednesday evening, October 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. inside the Remis Sculpture Court at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue.

Our public event brought together many of our grant recipients over the last two years. The reception showcased some of the great arts and culture work happening in Medford and kicked off our annual community input process. We invited guests to:

  • Talk to members of the Medford Arts Council about what you think the local priorities should be for our grant funding.
  • Come meet other members and supporters of the creative community in Medford, including artists, performers, teachers, and representatives from many local cultural organizations.
  • Promote the importance of public funding for the arts and humanities by engaging with elected officials from the City of Medford.
  • Find out about how to apply for grant funding and how to get involved in our work.
  • And help shape our vision for 2018 and beyond.

At the reception we got a sneak peek at a model for a proposed work of public art—a “musical fence”—to be installed in Macdonald Park in Medford. We hope this project will be realized in 2018, and look forward to guiding the process forward.


Adding to the fun, Dance Caliente featuring Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase performed some of their signature dances and got a few of us (your council chair included) moving as well!