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 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 12th Annual Melrose Arts Festival is planned for Memorial Hall Saturday April 29 to Sunday April 30, 2017. This juried fine arts and fine crafts show features 44 exhibitors and draws a large attendance from Melrose and throughout the region. Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Saturday, and 11 AM to 4 PM Sunday. Throughout the exhibition there will be live music, food trucks and children's activities.
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.