The Story

Follow Your Art, LLC, a small community art studio, 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. Owned and operated by Kris Rodolico, it ran successfully with a small but dedicated team of artists and community members. 

Fast forward 10 years…

Kris’ vision was for FYA to be a studio space that celebrates creativity and community. Over the years, as the studio mission grew and adapted to the interests and needs of the community, it felt more like a nonprofit community endeavor than a personal business. The time came to bring this vision to fruition. Work began to craft a mission, find a new space and even more community input.

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A New Chapter, a New Direction...

Follow Your Art Community Studios (FYACS) is a new nonprofit committed to building that creative community. In June 2019, FYACS will absorb the programming of Follow Your Art, LLC and in September, FYACS will move into our new big yellow house at 647 Main Street.

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