Earth Day 2015

Musketaquid Arts & Environment

Where Your Sneakers Get Wet

25th Anniversary of Celebrating the Confluence of Art & Nature

Saturday, April 25, 2015

10am – 2pm

Artwork by Bruce Davidson

 

Schedule of Events

River Ceremony, 10-10:45am

Singing, drumming, and the launching of Earth Floats at the water’s edge.

Come early -- 9:30am -- to make Earth Floats.

The Old Manse back lawn, by the river’s edge.

Earth Day Parade, 11am-noon

Giant puppets, stilters, dancers, music, costumes, banners, community groups, families, and friends parade down Monument and Main Streets. Come early to watch the parade set up!

Old Manse to The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Arts & Environment Festival, 12:00 to 2:00 pm 

Music, local food, kids and community activities, and table exhibitors

Front lawn of The Umbrella

Earth Month Exhibit, 10am – 2pm

“Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature,” a non-juried, multi-media exhibit running from April 2 – May 1, 2015.  Artists’ Reception, Thursday, April 2, 5:00-8:00pm

The Umbrella Gallery

Get ready for the Earth Month Exhibit, River Ceremony and Parade!

Call for Art: April Earth Month Exhibit, April 2 – April 30, 2015

Opening and Artists’ Reception Thursday, April 2, 6pm

Monday, March 30 drop off art between 3-6:00pm

Friday, May 1 pick up art between 3-6pm

Artists of all ages and experience are invited to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried show that will run in The Umbrella Community Arts Center Gallery from April 2 through May 1, 2015. This year’s theme, "Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature" invites us to seek out the colors, patterns and textures that reflect where the art of nature and the nature of art intersect and reveal the connection to your home place. Works in all media welcome.  See details on our website.

Adopt-A-Puppet to carry in the Parade

Visit our website to peruse our collection of giant puppets to reserve and carry in the parade.  Made by artists and community members and groups, these beautiful puppets offer individuals and groups a fun opportunity to celebrate our local plant and animal species!   To reserve, click here.

Parade and Earth Float Making Workshops at the Umbrella

Stop by to make a costume, headdress, puppets, and/or floating tributes to the Earth for the Earth Day Celebration!  $5 per person/$10 per family, pay at the door

Sundays, April 12, 19   1:00-5:00 pm

Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23  6:00-9:00pm

Registration encouraged, but not required

Parade and Earth Float Making Workshops at Concord Schools

To register, contact school PTGs, cost $5 per person per session
Alcott: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm , March 25, April 1, April 8

Thoreau: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm, April 1, 8, 16

Willard, Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:45pm, March 26, April 2, 9

National Earth Day Sunrise Gathering, Thursday, April 22 5:30am

Lowell Road Boat Landing

Greet the day at the river’s edge, across from Egg Rock, to recognize the 45th National Earth Day.  Launch some Earth Floats, read some poetry, and connect with the early morning birdsongs, river light, and friends.