The Media Arts Council (M.A.C.) Second Saturday Arts Stroll will take place on April 11, from 6-9pm, celebrating National Poetry Month and Earth Day with arts exhibits and activities for all ages. Visitors can welcome spring with a stroll through the art-filled streets of downtown Media. This month’s main event is a Poetry Open Mic Night at the Delaware County Institute of Science at 7pm. Hosted by the Mad Poets Society, a local non-profit organization supporting poetry writing and appreciation, this open mic event will feature students from the Penncrest High School literary magazine, The Gryphon. Also featured are several eco-minded events and displays in recognition of upcoming Earth Day. Children’s recycled art will be on display at the First United Methodist Church. The Sporting Gentleman will exhibit outdoor and wildlife art, while “upcycled” baby wear can be viewed at Local Home + Gifts. Recycled vinyl records and Media’s Environmental Advisory Council will be featured at Earth & State. The featured artist this month is Lois Jones, whose paintings will be exhibited at Sweets ‘N Stuff. "My work is a fusion of East and West. It is not of a particular style, place or time. The images live within me and are born into my painting," says Jones. Jones is an award-winning painter who has studied China and the US. She is a MAC registry artist and Media resident. Events for children include a children’s book reading, face painting, balloon art, and necklace making.

This month’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll will be a refreshing spring event for everyone, with 42 participating businesses, 14 artists including fused bead art, New Orleans scenes, digital art, hand-blown glass, photography, student artwork, jewelry, and watercolors, 16 musicians including world music, indie folk/rock, jazz, classic rock, violin, Christian music, acoustic, folk and hammered dulcimer, as well as a stone cutting and polishing demonstration, and a Reiki demonstration.

For more information about M.A.C. featured artists and musicians, and a map of monthly Second Saturday events, please visit

Location: Various locations on State Street
This event is appropriate for all ages
Cost: free