Arts & Environment
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” -- Pablo Picasso
Since 1990, The Umbrella’s Arts and Environment program, Musketaquid, has promoted a discovery of the arts, a passion for place and nature, and environmental responsibility. Musketaquid sponsors an integrated program of community events including our signature Earth Day and Solstice Celebrations, adult and children’s classes, and the Musketakids public art installations, Musketaquid invites you to explore, celebrate and care for the local environment. All ages and abilities are welcome: individuals and families, environmental, school and community groups.
The name Musketaquid honors the wisdom of Concord’s first people who described this place according to its nature, “the place where the waters flow through the grasses.” Just as Concord’s rivers extend beyond their banks, we seek ways to reach across traditional boundaries between the arts and sciences. Whether keeping visual journals on a canoe trip in the Wright Woods, building woodland creature puppets for our Earth Day parade, or installing works of environmentally-themed public art around town, participants in our programs learn to observe, experiment, and create while engaging deeply with the natural world.
Click below to learn more about our upcoming programs – or contact us if you’d like us to design a program for your organization or group.