About 1,300 arts lovers attended Medal Day 2017.
Chairman of the Board Michael Chabon welcomes the crowd.
Journalist Kristine McKenna spoke about her friend filmmaker David Lynch.
Wait, don't go yet!
David Lynch accepted the 58th Edward MacDowell Medal via a humorous video.
Watching David Lynch from the stage.
The clouds cleared for the day.
MacDowell Fellows filmmakers David Petersen and Amy Jenkins, painter Darina Karpov and Iris, and sculptor Andrew Ginzel.
Medal Day visitors came in all sizes and ages.
MacDowell Fellow and Board Member Jason Van Nest, writer Nancy Vitale, Lenfest Institute for Journalism CEO Jim Friedlich, and visual artist Melissa Stern.
A perfect day for a picnic.
And a great chance for friends to catch up on Colony grounds.
Writer Yuly Restrepo described her process for studio visitors in Kirby Studio.
Writer Marie-Therese Connolly shared a laugh with visitors in Wood Studio.
Theatre artist Liza Birkenmeier opened Star Studio to visitors.
Printmaker Harmony Hammond talks about her latest project in Putnam-Graphics Studio.
Installation artist Kalup Linzy showed his work in Heinz Studio.
The line at the ice cream truck was steady most of the afternoon.
Edward MacDowell's log cabin drew a steady stream of the curious.
Blake Tewksbury (right) explained the log cabin's history to visitors.
Nef Studio visitors had the chance to talk to photographer Millee Tibbs.
Poet Megan Levad spoke to the Medal Day faithful in Phi Beta Studio.
It's never too early to start a life of loving art.
Ben Durham's large-scale drawings attracted numerous visitors to Firth Studio.