Welcome the Greater Lawrence Fellowship of the Arts


The Greater Lawrence Fellowship of the Arts (GLFA) organizes and participates in artistic outreach and educational programs that bring together local artists and organizations in order to support, promote, uplift, and advocate for visual and performing arts in the Greater Lawrence community.

The GLFA is an opportunity for local organizations, individual artists, and students to come together in celebration of arts and community. The GLFA was established in 2021 to provide an opportunity for various community theaters, artists, organizations, and local students to perform in an open-air space. We hope to encourage people to become more involved in the arts scene as local talent and organizations develop closer relationships and help transform our community through shared art experiences.

Greater Lawrence Fellowship of the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


The vision of the Greater Lawrence Fellowship of the Arts is to increase equitable access to high-quality visual and performing arts and arts education for all residents in the Greater Lawrence community. The Greater Lawrence Fellowship of the Arts will do this by supporting local arts communities and revitalizing disinvested areas through the development of a centralized cultural arts sector that includes green space and provides affordable and professional caliber exhibition, performance, studio, practice, instructional, and gathering spaces in the communities we serve.

Board of Directors

Lisa Miller-Gillespie


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Genithia Hogges


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Advisory Board

An Advisory Board Member is a volunteer who will assist GLFA in achieving objectives. During your time with GLFA, we appreciate your experience in financial, professional, and personal resources that can be used to benefit the organization.

Lesly Melendez

 Lesly brings years of business, nonprofit, government, and community activism to her work. As someone who has this breadth of experience, she is considered a change agent, facilitator, and organizer.  As a community weaver, Lesly brings her passion for collaboration, community, and equity to the forefront of her work.  She brings a unique perspective to what is needed by people of color to advance in the professional world. Lesly brings her love of writing, community, and civic engagement to this effort.

Evelin Viera​

Evelin is a proud native of Lawrence, who was born and raised in the city. She has dedicated her professional career to serving the Merrimack Valley community as a community and public health nurse. She is a long-time friend of the president of GLFA and wholeheartedly believes that the arts provide healing and wellness to the residents of the community.   

Jim Henderson

Jonathan Guzman

Jonathan has been involved in the arts since he was a child. Throughout his life, art has temporarily removed him from reality, allowing him to express his emotions, and build on the various aspects of who he is and what he might become. The Pablo Casals Escuela Especializada en Bellas Artes was one of the most prestigious art schools in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where he studied his academics and art until moving to Lawrence in 2010.

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