IRL: A Melrose Story Hour asks "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Your neighbors are telling stories.
Forming one’s identity is a multifaceted journey.
It is the daunting task of discovering
who you are,
who you are meant to be,
why the struggle is real.
Even when you think you have arrived,
people, places, power and privilege
can challenge your truth.
Come listen to stories of imperfection, growth,
and becoming whole.
Sunday June 13th, 3:00-5:00 pm
Bowden Park (Cedar Park), Melrose
This is a free event
Funded by FYACS with additional support from:
Arts in the Afternoon! A Community Event
Thank you for joining us!
What a WONDERFUL day we had building creative community! Over 100 folks from Melrose and Boston created art together, walked on stilts, hula hooped, juggled, and saw a great show from Circus Up!
If you missed the event, you can still contribute! Our community art project, “What does HOME mean to you?” continues on Thursday at the Melrose Farmers’ Market.
Thursday June 10th, 1:00-6:00 pm
Bowden Park (Cedar Park), Melrose
Funded by Arts for All and a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
MLK Jr. Day Community Art Project
When you fly through your imagination…
What do you see? Where do you go?
Faith Ringgold uses visual art to tell the story of 8-year old Cassie Lightfoot, who flies through the sky on a summer night in 1939 Harlem and dreams of a life of possibilities beyond her surroundings. This MLK Jr. holiday, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s spirit of dreaming and the belief that ‘anyone can fly.’
Friends around Melrose joined us in this project:
They made their own 6 inch quilt square to answer the question posted above
Volunteers assembled the squares into a completed quilt!
Thank you for participating in our project!
We hope someday soon to have this on display in a public location for all to see.
FYACS in the Community
In collaboration with the Melrose Alliance Against Violence, with funding by the Melrose Messina Fine Arts Fund, a new mural supporting MAAV’s Candlelight Walk and Vigil will be going up on the wall of the YMCA this October. The design will invite spectator participation, stay tuned.
FYACS has a history of collaborating with schools, daycare centers, and community groups to bring art beyond our walls. Our newest collaboration is virtual! From March through June, we partnered with Riverside Community Care to provide virtual art classes to their families. This partnership will continue in September, and we are thrilled to be working with such an incredible organization and meeting such creative artists of all ages and abilities.
Creative Community Bulletin Board
Melrose Porchfest is a newcomer on the Melrose arts scene that has quickly become a community favorite! This outdoor, all day music fest takes place on porches, in driveways, and backyards all across town.
Melrose Arts has been promoting fine artists and craftspeople in Melrose for 15 years as a non profit 501(c)3 in partnership with the Community Coalition. The Arts Festival in the spring, and the Window Art Walk in the fall are two favorite community events. Live periodic art demonstrations are yet another activity that is sponsored by Melrose Arts as a way to connect fine artists to the community. Melrose Arts is happy to promote the exhibits at the Beebe estate as well as the new Melrose Open Studios (MOST) in the late fall. #melrosearts
As a nonprofit dedicated to building creative community, we support other creative arts nonprofits in their endeavors to promote creative happenings around town. If you have an event to promote, email firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your organization or event.