Melrose Creative Alliance

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

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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

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.

Follow Your Art Community Studios is seeking teen performers of stories, poetry, or spoken word for our upcoming event themed “How I See It: Youth Perspectives”. If you know a teen who may be interested in sharing their thoughts with us, please encourage them to fill out this google form.

Registration for Broken Leg Productions 4 AMAZING summer shows is now open! Register by April 1 for our early bird discount. Go to our website for full details and to register.

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. 

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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.

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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