A Forever Home for Follow Your Art

Follow Your Art Community Studios has the opportunity to purchase its space at 647 Main Street in Melrose, which it has occupied since launching as a nonprofit community art center in 2019. At the time, a group of our founding supporters generously purchased the house to “hold” it until FYACS was in a position to take on ownership. The time is now.

Between 2024-2026, FYACS plans to raise $500,000 towards the purchase and improvement of the Big Yellow House.

An Investment in Community Vitality

With this significant capital investment, FYACS can purchase the property we currently inhabit and:

Make much-needed improvements | As owner of the property, FYACS plans to create an outdoor community garden and gathering space and an expanded ceramics studio, and collaborate with the property next door to make our current children’s theater space accessible to everyone. 

Free up funds to support creative projects | By purchasing the property, FYACS can save ~$11,000 a year in taxes that we currently pay on the property. These funds could be reallocated to support creative projects in the community.

Adapt to municipal funding limitations | Due to the City of Melrose facing budgetary challenges with the need to renovate public safety buildings and support the public school system, there are very few city funds to support arts and culture.

Your donation supports our efforts to own and care for our space - for YOU! 

Donate to the capital campaign below or check out other ways to contribute.

Now through March 27, order a personalized engraved brick to be placed in the new FYACS patio this spring! Your donation will support the purchase of and improvements to the Big Yellow House. Cement your support today!

You're Invited: FYACS 5th Birthday Party and Fundraiser!

Follow Your Art Community Studios is turning five! Help us celebrate all that we’ve achieved and where we’re headed next. This event is a fundraiser towards our capital campaign to purchase the Big Yellow House and will include live music, food, art auction, and more! 

Details and tickets coming soon!