Equinox LOGO VERT

March 20th-22nd

A Creativity Festival

with options for everyone!

From printmaking to squashbooks to improv, we’ve got you covered. Play the ukulele, learn origami, draw caricatures, or get creative with collage. Sample great local food and listen to fantastic performances.

MEMBERS GET A HEAD START!*
These programs will sell out. Don’t miss it!

*Members only thru Feb. 29, open to all March 1

SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY  Ribbon Cutting, Open House     activities, Concert with Bitter Pill*

SATURDAY  Creative Workshops (see below)* Compliments Food Truck, Live from the Living Room* (scroll on down for details!)

SUNDAY Writing Drop In, Artist Open Studios

*Advanced ticket purchase required

Instructor Sara Gravante, left, helps students Carys Rees, Leah Saragosa and Lucia Natale with the acrylic paints and brushes at the start of class inside the Follow Your Art Community Studios in Melrose on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Friday 3:00-5:00 pm
FREE and open to all ages!

It’s OFFICIAL! Join Mayor Brodeur, Chamber of Commerce members, and lots of creative guests as we have our GRAND OPENING!

Then, please stick around! We hope you come on in, enjoy some snacks courtesy of Buckalew’s, and sample some fun creative activities with our extended FYACS family. We’ll have mini painting projects, recycled sculpture, “happy accident” scribbles, and creative writing prompts! There will be something for all ages.

No registration necessary, just come on in!

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CONCERT with Bitter Pill

Friday 7:00-9:30 pm
Tickets: $20

A night of food, friends, and great entertainment by Bitter Pill:
Self-described as “bloody folk,” Bitter Pill is a tight-knit family, (literally father and daughter) who play an anachronistic twist of folk, blues, jazz, and vaudeville – mixed with original spoken word and reading from classical literature. The band was nominated for 2019 Song of the Year and Best New Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards.

Light bites provided by LaQchara. Beer and wine cash bar.

SATURDAY CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

Each workshop is $15 per person. Click the button below the description for more detailed information
or to register for a workshop. Age ranges listed for each.

Plan to stop by Compliments Food Truck! Parked outside from 10:30-4:00

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ALL IN for IMPROV

9:00-10:30 am
Ages: 9 – Adults
(ages 6-8 may sign up with an adult)

Learn the hilarious and entertaining art form made popular by TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with the fantastic Tony Angeles! Play theater games, loosen up, and laugh a lot!

COLLAGE for EVERYONE

11:00am -12:30pm
Ages: 13-Adults 

(ages 6-12 may sign up with an adult)

Awaken your creativity with collage. We promise everybody can do it, especially with a master like Sharon Santillo at the helm. 

ORIGAMI

11:00-12:30 pm
Ages 11-Adults

Learn origami with James Hollis, local origami enthusiast and paper fanatic! Jim will guide you through how to make a Swallow Tail Butterfly. A fun and straight forward model with an impressive end result!

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GEL PLATE PRINTS

1:00-2:30 pm
Ages: 13-Adults

Explore color, shape, texture, mark making and composition while creating  your own one-of-a-kind monotype series without a printmaking press!  No experience required for beautiful results!

Sponsored by Artist and Craftsman in Saugus 

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SQUASHBOOKS/ BLACKOUT POEMS

1:00-2:30 pm
Ages: 9-Adult (ages 6-8 may sign up with an adult)

Two new skills; one creative project! Make a squashbook, then discover your own blackout poem on the page of an old book. Combine the two with  finishing touches for an artful masterpiece. 

CARICATURES

3:00-4:30 pm
Ages 9-14

Resident artist Matt Berson teaches you how to exaggerate, minimize and accentuate features to create caricatures using famous, recognizable faces. You will learn techniques and strategies you can use to create caricatures of your own!

GROUP UKE!

3:00-4:30 pm
Ages 8-Adult

You know you want to…. come learn to play ukulele in a fun group setting! Learn a few songs that are great for beginners; also a good refresher class if you already have a little bit of uke experience. Bring/borrow your own uke if you can.

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LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM!

It’s a block party in the Big Yellow House!
Saturday 7:00-9:30 PM
Tickets: $10

 

Enjoy talented Melrose musicians for a community performance night. Great local music, fun Melrose neighbors! Emcee’d by Sam Hammar and Tom Catalini of Let’s Talk Melrose, Melrose! Light bites by BT’s Backyard BBQ. Ages 15 and over. Beer and wine cash bar.

If you are interested in performing, please contact Jen Leclerc:  Jennifer.leclerc@gmail.com

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CREATIVE WRITING DROP IN

Sunday 9:30-11:30 am

Join local writers for a 2 hour Drop-In Writing Workshop to supercharge your creativity with prompts, open writing time and conversation. Led by local author Jane Roper. Writers of all genres welcome.  Bring your laptop, notebook or whatever you use to write. Ages 16+ welcome. Limited to 12 participants. No registration necessary. 

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OPEN STUDIOS

Sunday 11:00 am-5:00 pm 

Come visit the artsts of FYACS. Studios are open to the public and artists are available to answer questions and will have work to purchase.

Free and open to all! No registration necessary.

Thank You to Our Very Generous Sponsors

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