About Us

The Story

Follow Your Art, LLC. is a small community art studio that has brought creative art experiences to the greater Melrose community for over 10 years, both through its home studio on Main Street and through community outreach beyond the studio walls. FYA LLC is owned and operated by Kris Rodolico, and has run successfully with a small but dedicated team of artists and community members. Looking for current classes? Go to Follow Your Art’s calendar!

Fast forward 10 years…

From the beginning, the vision was for FYA to be a studio space that celebrates creativity and community. Over the years, as the studio mission has grown and adapted to the interests and needs of the community, it began to feel more like a nonprofit community endeavor rather than a personal business. The time came to take a big step to bring this vision to fruition. Work began to find a new space and even more community input.

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A New Chapter, a New Direction...

Follow Your Art Community Studios is a new nonprofit that will grow into (and beyond!) the shoes left behind when the Follow Your Art, LLC. goes dark in June 2019.

So how will this work?
We are building our community and have secured our new space. We are reaching out to the city and beyond for support. We have a board and volunteers who are shaping what a community arts center in Melrose can look like. We hope you’ll join us!

Our Board Members

Kris Rodolico, President

Martha Grover, Treasurer

Sara Desmond, Secretary

 

Jane Foley

Sue Lembo

Brian Souza

Adam LaFrance