Melrose Creative Alliance

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

Image: Melrose Symphony Orchestra

Image: Follow Your Art Community Studios

Image: Melrose Drama, Photographer Dana Giuliana

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Image: Porchfest, Two Mike Experience



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

Call for artists/vendors from our friends and neighbors in Wakefield. Show and sell your work this summer at the Festival by the Lake

To all Melrose Organizations: On behalf of the Melrose Veterans Services Advisory Board and Melrose Veterans Services Officer Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli, the Mayor’s Office would like to invite you to participate in the 2023 Melrose Memorial Day Parade. If your group/organization would like to march in the parade this year, or volunteer on the day of, please fill out this form by April 1, 2023:

The Bridge is seeking teams to participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year – the Trivia Bee! Learn more and register your team for this fun event.

Follow Your Art Community Studios (FYACS) is excited to announce a brand new program for high school youth. This program will provide a variety of opportunities for youth wanting to use their creative voice to connect with their community. Learn more at:

The City’s Project: Pop-Up welcomes retailers, artists, and other small businesses looking to take their concepts for a brick and mortar test drive. Brands will have the opportunity to pop in for a full-staffed, seasonal opportunity at a subsidized rate, and be provided with access to a suite of resources to help seed their success. Ideal categories include: independent brands and retailers, specialty food and drink purveyors, artists, makers, galleries and other unique cultural or bespoke experiences. Entrepreneurial and forward-thinking concepts encouraged to apply. Learn more about Melrose’s Project Pop-Up.

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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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