What We Do

Melrose Open Studio Tour (MOST) offers a self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout Melrose, Massachusetts, connecting nearly 50 artists to the community through a much-anticipated annual event. This is an opportunity to talk with artists, hear their stories, see their work, and purchase art directly from the source for your home or business.

What We Believe

The arts have the potential to transform society. Art allows people free expression. Artistic enjoyment gives us shared experiences that connect us all to our community. The arts help people of all ages develop communication skills and engage in critical thinking. MOST aims to improve the quality of life in Melrose by supporting and celebrating its art scene and the artists who live here.

Collaborations + Initiatives

Since 2017, our outreach in Melrose has expanded to other arts initiatives, most notably with Melrose Arts, the Beebe Estate Gallery, and Follow Your Art Community Studios. We are always learning from artists and arts organizations both within and outside of Melrose, especially at a time when virtual engagement with the arts has grown dramatically. 

Agusta Agustsson at 2018 MOST

Individual + Community Spaces

During the Melrose Open Studio Tour (MOST), nearly 50 Melrose artists open their studio doors to share their work and inspirations with the public. MOST is a wonderful time to meet artists, view new pieces and works in process, watch live demonstrations, learn about an artist’s process from conception to completion, and even buy original art in a wide range of media. Beyond an art sale, the Melrose Open Studio Tour is a chance to experience firsthand how, where, and why art is created.

Agusta Agustsson at 2018 MOST

Artists + Art Supporters

Melrose is a place where creative expression thrives. The curious to the creative and all the colors in between – enthusiasts, hobbyists, crafters, aspiring artists, and established professionals.

Shops

The Melrose Open Studio Tour (MOST) supports collaborations with local arts shops such as the Hourglass Gift Gallery, Miter Biter Frame Co., Crosscut Sewing, and others.