A new direction...

Building creative community

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For the Community

FYACS supports and celebrates arts of all kinds with multi-generational opportunities for creative expression through classes, workshops, exhibits, and events.  


For Artists/Writers/Performers

FYACS supports local artists and cultural entities by providing space to create, share, and sell their work, make connections with other artists and the wider community.


For Social Action

In collaboration with other local organizations, FYACS designs and implements community art projects to raise awareness of social issues in Melrose and beyond.

The Need

Melrose is a thriving city with a growing population looking for interactive cultural experiences. FYACS is a resource for the city, community groups, schools, and individuals to connect and create together. Our community studios are an alternative venue for artist receptions, small cultural events, and private events that incorporate creative arts or community development.

The Space

FYACS will transform the property at 647 Main Street, Melrose, into our home. Our creative community will be shaped to fill this space. It will house workshops and classes in visual, literary, and small performance arts, as well as  studio space for visual artists, writers, and eventually musicians. Plans for pottery and woodworking studios are in the works as well. Learn more here.

We are building creative community...

Get Involved!

Be part of our dynamic new program by sharing your creative skills with your community. 

Do you know people that may also be interested in supporting a community arts center in Melrose? Plan or host a house party! Members of our board will come and meet with your friends to talk about our vision for a community arts center, and how you can be part of the plan.

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We REALLY need you! Can you help raise funds to seed our efforts? We have marketing and fundraising committees that need energized, organized people like to you help bring this vision to life.

Not an artist, writer or performer? Can you organize an event for one? You don’t even need to host! Send the invite, coordinate snacks and supplies, and we’ll take it from there.