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!

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

Follow Your Art Community Studios is excited to be partnering with Tony Colella Landscaping to createa new venue for classes, concerts, and community gatherings behind The Big Yellow House.  The patio will be installed this spring, and you can be part of it! Learn more here:

Hi! My name is Emily Camelio and I am a senior at Melrose High School. As a part of our curriculum, it is our job to create a project that would help make an impact on the community. I have chosen to enhance the high school library with more books, especially fiction, that will be enjoyable to the students. I have gathered a list of titles that students have requested but any books that are fiction would be very much appreciated. We are asking the community to buy books to donate to the High School Library. I have teamed up with Molly’s Bookstore to help make this happen. With the help of the community, I am hoping to leave behind a nice collection of books for the school to enjoy. For more information, you can visit Molly’s Bookstore. 

Congratulations! The MCC announces its 2024 grant awardees. Information about the Melrose Cultural Council, its priorities and guidelines, grantees and more can be found here:

Melrose Public Library is accepting GENTLY used books, DVDs and CDs. Drop off by circulation desk at MPL’s Beebe School temporary location during library hours.

CALL FOR ARTISTS! FYACS inviting members to take part in their 3rd Annual FYACS Members Only Exhibition. This year’s suggested theme is FLIGHT. Let your imagination take off! Submit by January 21st. Open to 2-D and 3-D media submissions from artists of all ages! Rolling acceptance so enter early! Submit here.

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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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