Medford resident and lifelong artist Paula Hackett painted by the river during the Mystic River Celebration last Saturday.
The first annual Medford on the Mystic Arts Festival, a month-long series of arts, historical, and cultural events, will close this weekend with two special events.
On Saturday, October 29 “Hot Spot Cabaret” will be taking place from 7:30-9:00PM at the Senior Citizen Multi-Service Center, 101 Riverside Avenue. According to information from the event website, it’s a musical comedy revue featuring Robert Bezubka, Medford’s own popular musical director. It will be a fun evening with songs, comedy and skits and all ages welcome. The event is free and doors open at 7:10pm. Voluntary donations at the door will be appreciated to support the arts in Medford. Program sponsored by Paul Donato and the Senior Citizen Multi-Service Center.
On Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 a “Plein Air in the Square Exhibit” will be taking place at the Slave Quarters of the Royall House, 15 George Street, Medford. Visitors can meet the artists who created images live on location during the Mystic River Celebration and view their unique artwork. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the public. The artists will donate 25% of any sales to CACHE (Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy) and the Royall House Association. The Royall House 2011 tour season ends Sunday, so it’s the final chance to also explore one of Medford’s historical treasures at a discounted rate. Presented by Royall House Association and Creative Critique Group.