Melrose Creative Alliance

Connecting creative Melrosians with one another and with resources to power a vibrant arts and cultural community

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Image: Melrose Drama, Photographer Dana Giuliana

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The Melrose Creative Alliance has published their 2023 Annual Report, marking our  achievements and outlining a set of priority initiatives for 2024.

Upcoming Community Events

Keep up to date with creative and cultural events in Melrose!
Don’t miss “the Art of Business” Summit in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce! LEARN MORE HERE!

Upcoming Events


The HIVE! is where Melrose residents and visitors can find arts and cultural events and discover local creative talent.
We also help creative producers get the word out broadly about their work. 

Already know what you’re looking for?

Head straight to the HIVE directory that you need!

Melrose Creatives

Click here to get information about the fantastic independent visual and performing artists right here in Melrose!

Arts & Culture

Find out about the great arts organizations and small businesses that we have in the city, and how to connect with them.

Creative Classes

Want to find a creative class for you or your child? Find private and organization instruction in art, music, dance, theatre and more.

Artist Resources

Information and resources for artists and organizations to do and present their work: venues, funding sources, publicity, and more!

Creative Classifieds

If you’d like to post a Creative Classified, email us at

WANTED FOR MELROSE DRAMA: Steve Black (MPS Arts Director, is looking for old windows for a Sweeney Todd set piece (design by FYACS collaboration with MHS art students). If you have any in your old Melrose home lying around, please email Steve.

What’s in The Kitchen? If you missed our Intro to Culinary Arts Series, Chef Brian is running another 6-week series beginning May 9th (we just pushed back the date).  The series sold out last session and are working on creating a follow up series for more advanced cooking methods. In the meantime, if you missed the series, please join us this round! Because of instruction we are limiting the entire course to 16 participants.

Teen Classes at The Kitchen! The Kitchen is now offering a Supper Club for ages 10+Kids will make their own supper with Chef Brian on several Tuesday evenings, 5:30pm-7:30pm. First class is April 23, and they will be making Empanadas and other Tex Mex dishes. We are extending our Baking around the World class for Teens with Chef Deniz, dates have been added weekly from April 24th-May 15th, 3:30pm.

Spring classes at Follow Your Art Community Studios! Check out their catalogue with clickable links to our Spring classes. Classes begin the week of April 22nd and run 6/7 weeks. All ages (toddler-adults!)

Melrose Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers! Have you ever wanted to volunteer at the annual Melrose Arts Festival held at Memorial Hall? This wonderful community event is still looking for a few people who can help. It’s a great way to show your support of our arts community. So if you have some time on the weekend of April 26th and 27th we’d love to have you consider helping out. If you are interested, go to the website and click on the button that says “Learn more”  Many thanks for considering!

April break at The Kitchen! If you haven’t made April break plans for your kids, we have a lot of spots available for our April break “camps” for ages 5-9 (9am-11am) and 10+ (1pm-4pm). Every day students will cook something new. So students can sign up for the whole week or just one day. The 10+ Class on Monday has a menu listed, for the Tuesday-Friday class with Chef Brian, students will start with a Southern menu and vote each day for the next recipes, inspired from Alton Brown’s Cookbooks.

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Proud to be a member of the MASSCreative Action Network

“MASSCreative organizes artists, creatives, cultural groups and changemakers to advocate for a more equitable and inclusive creative sector for all residents of the Commonwealth.”

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