Melrose Arts promotes fine arts and artists in Melrose Massachusetts. Our activities include the annual Spring Arts Festival at Memorial Hall, and a Fall Art Walk featuring local artists in downtown store windows. Monthly Art Demonstrations at the Milano Center feature accomplished local and regional artists. Monthly art exhibitions are also held at the Beebe Estate Gallery on West Foster St. For our latest updates, "like" our Melrose Arts page on facebook
The 11th Annual Melrose Arts Festival is planned for Memorial Hall Saturday April 30 to Sunday May 1, 2016. This juried fine arts and fine crafts show features over 40 exhibitors and draws a large attendance from Melrose and throughout the region. Show hours are 11 AM to 4 PM each day, and there will be a festive Saturday evening party 7-10 PM includes live music, catered food and cash bar. APPLICATIONS FROM ARTIST EXHBITORS ARE SOLICITED WITH APPLICATIONS POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 1, 2015.
The Beebe Estate is a community resource at 235 West Foster St. Each month a different art exhibit has been held for over a decade. Click here for Beebe Estate Gallery calendar for 2015. These shows feature a First Friday Opening Reception and Saturday gallery hours. Melrose was settled in the 1640's, and remained a rural community for 200 years. With the arrival of trains in the 1840's it became a desirable suburb of Boston. The rapid expansion created the Victorian ambience of much of this fine small city.