Melrose Creative Alliance

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

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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

To help create more inclusive LGBTQIA+ Pride events for the Melrose community, the Melrose Human Rights Commission (MHRC), in partnership with the Office of Mayor Paul Brodeur and the City of Melrose, invites the Melrose community to participate in a Melrose Pride 2023 Pre-Event Survey. The Mission of the MRHC’s 2023 Pride Events is to celebrate the voices and perspectives of the LBGTQIA+ community in Melrose, raise awareness to barriers faced by the LGBTQIA+ community, and bring the people of Melrose together to promote inclusivity, education, and advocacy for equal rights for all people under the law.  

We need you to help make the High School’s MEAN GIRLS production the most fetch EVER!!! Please consider donating water, homemade baked goods, non perishable packaged snacks or candy, and/or your time!!! Every little bit helps so much! Sign up here.

The Winchester Cultural District and the New England Sculptors Association invite artists to submit works for the inaugural year of outdoor sculpture installations along the Riverwalk Path, a 1-mile walk around Judkins and Mill Ponds and along the Aberjona River. We welcome realistic, abstract, figurative, kinetic and minimalist works of art that explore the theme of “water” and the natural world. Winchester was originally known as Waterfield, a reference to the many ponds as well as the river which bisects the town center. Four sculptures will be chosen. Artists will receive a $2000 stipend for each one year loan.

Melrose Arts will be hosting the 2023 Melrose Arts Festival on April 29-30, 2023. We are looking for people to volunteer for 2-4 hours (or more if you like!) in the morning or afternoon on Friday (setup), Saturday and Sunday.  We need volunteers for the following roles: Greeters, Raffle booth volunteers, Floaters (to give exhibiting artists short breaks), Children’s art helpers.  Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift! Thank you in advance for your time and willingness to make this event a success!

FYACS is hiring a Summer Lead Creative Art Facilitator for grades K-2 (20 hours/week, summer only) and a Creative Youth Development Coordinator (~10 hours/week). Details on both positions are here.

Fiction! We need your gently used hardcover or paperback adult fiction for our spring book sale (save the date: Saturday May 20). Donate books next to the circulation desk at the MPL’s temporary location at the Beebe School. Thank you!

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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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