Artfest FAQ

Artfest FAQ

Festival Guide  
Find additional information and answers to your questions about Artfest! 

What is Artfest? 
Artfest is a multi-week Umbrella arts festival, April 24 – May 16, featuring both virtual and safe, in-person events. 

Where is Artfest?
Artfest activities will be held online; in strictly limited capacity, socially-distanced slots at The Umbrella at 40 Stow Street; and in outdoors locations in front of The Umbrella or open greenspaces around Concord.

How are you managing in-person events?
All in-person timed-endtry events will have limited  capacity and will adhere to up-to-date state guidelines. To guarantee entry to timed in-person activities, guests must register in advance (up to 30 minutes before the start of the day's activities) and complete a Covid health safety survey through our Artfest App, powered by Survey Hero. Thereafter, admission is dependent on availability, and completion of an in-person health safety check. Safety protocols and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Masks are required; ticketing is touchless; sanitizers will be utilized.  

The Umbrella Artfest App - Earth Day ScreenWhat is the Artfest App?
We encourage you to download The Umbrella Artfest App for up-to-date festival news and events. Links and instructions will be made available on our website when the app goes live in April. All Sponsors will be provided with a login and instructions for using the Artfest App. 

What if I have trouble or can't use the App?

If you have trouble registering for an event or completing your health safety survey on the App, please contact nick@theumbrellaarts.org and describe the problem you're having in as much detail as possible along with your complete contact information and we'll try to assist you as soon as possible.

Is there a ticket fee?
Most programs are free and open with limited capacity and advance registration. Select events require a separate ticket or are exclusive for sponsors; contact bridget@theumbrellaarts.org for sponsor opportunities. 

I'm a gala sponsor; which Concert performance should I attend?

Gala sponsors benefits include tickets to the May 8, 8PM opening night performance of Here Comes the Sun: Virtual Concert and talkback. You do not have register for tickets for the published public performance on May 14. 

How is Artfest this year’s Umbrella Gala?
Sponsors and their guests will receive exclusive VIP benefits including early registration for festival events as well as access to exclusive Sponsor events and resources. Learn more about sponsoring Artfest in our Sponsorship Guide

Please note: Attendance at in-person events capacity limited and will adhere to state guidelines for COVID-safety and social distancing. Guests must register in advance via the Artfest App for timed entries.