Our Vision

Follow Your Art Community Studios is building a creative community for all.

Through classes, workshops and events, we connect those who are active and passionate in their creative fields with those who want to learn from them and support the arts. Whatever your ability or experience, we provide the space, community, and instruction for you to nurture your individual creativity and inspire new ways of seeing.

Creating art matters to everyone, and our vision extends beyond our studios.

FYACS brings the arts into the community through partnerships with other organizations to highlight community causes and bringing creative experiences to those who can’t come to us.

YOU can help shape FYA Community Studios!

Become a member, teach a class, volunteer for an event, get involved!

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FYA Community Studios
647 Main St., Melrose MA 02176

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Author Talk

Our first literary event will be a
moderated Q&A with local writers
Jane Healey and Whitney Scharer on writing historical fiction. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 21st from 7pm-8:30pm in our new location at 
647 Main Street, Melrose. Tickets are $20.

Community Memberships

Memberships are available at the individual, family, and student/senior level.

Becoming a member of  FYACS is a great way to support our mission. Enjoy special member pricing on all classes and workshops and discounts at our membership partners. 

Artists in Residence Program

Dedicated work spaces are available in our upstairs studios for writers and artists in our cooperative AiR Program. We welcome writers and visual artists working in a variety of media to learn more about becoming part of our active creative space.

Our Mission

Follow Your Art Community Studios builds community by supporting creative endeavors of all ages and abilities with opportunities for learning, growth, discovery, and outreach through visual arts, writing, and performance.
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For the Community

We support, recognize and celebrate the arts by offering multi-generational opportunities for creative artistic expression through classes, workshops, exhibits and events.  

FYACS  provides an alternative community space to be used for private and public cultural events, meetings, and celebrations.

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For Artists

FYACS supports local visual artists, writers and performers with  space to create and promote their work, as well as make connections with other artists and the wider community.

Artists have the opportunity to teach classes and workshops in order to share their knowledge and passion for the arts.

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For Social Action

In collaboration with local organizations, FYACS will design and implement community art projects that raise awareness of community needs of the greater Melrose area and beyond.

FYACS will provide opportunities for community members to create regardless of financial, physical, or cognitive ability, and bring creative arts services to outside facilities and schools.