Beyond the Big Yellow House…
FYACS and our community

The arts are everywhere! Join FYACS in your community through creative projects with the city of Melrose, surrounding cities and community groups. We also list creative arts happenings offered by other arts organizations. Raise your hand to get more involved ------>

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FYACS in the Community

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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. 


Artists have been selected and sketches have begun! FYACS is working with the Melrose Public Art Initiative to facilitate the development and installation of 8 public art works in Melrose. Read more here!


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. 

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We love to open our doors to arts organizations that need space to run creative programs that benefit our community. Filmmakers Collaborative ran their June Stop Motion Animation program in the Big Yellow House, and we welcome them back again!

Melrose Open Studio Tours will be virtual this year, with studio tours and live demos. FYACS artists will be part of the tour, more information to come. 


We welcome community partnerships with schools, nonprofits, community groups, municipalities and private businesses to bring creative self-expression to a wider audience. If you are interested in creative collaboration, email our Director at

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 with information about your organization or event.