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MUSKETAQUID EARTH DAY 2019
Celebrating the Confluence of Art & Nature 

Saturday, April 27, 10:30am–2:00pm 
*Rain Date: Sunday, April 28

 

THEME: Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change

 

EARTH DAY PARADE

10:30–11:30am 
The Umbrella to The Old Manse 
Giant puppets, stilters, dancers, music, costumes, banners, community groups, families, and friends parade down Main and Monument Streets. 

RIVER CEREMONY

11:30am–12:00pm 
Minute Man National Historic Park, at The Old North Bridge 
Singing, drumming, and the launching of Earth Floats at the water’s edge. 

ARTS & ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL

12:00pm–2:00pm  
The Old Manse Lawn and Orchard 
Featured performances include:
TBA
PLUS Music, local food, table exhibitors, and art activities

EARTH MONTH EXHIBIT

April 17-May 14
On view 10:00am–5:00pm  
“Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change,” a non-juried, multi-media
exhibit at The Umbrella Gallery, 40 Stow Street
(Opening and Artists’ Reception, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm)

 

GET READY FOR THE EARTH MONTH EXHIBIT, RIVER CEREMONY, AND PARADE! 

  Earth Month Exhibit Call 

We invite artists of all ages and experience to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried community art show that will run in The Umbrella Community Arts Center Gallery. 
View Details of the Call Here
Submit Your Exhibit Description Here

 ArtWeek/EarthWeek Poetry Challenge! 

We invite public-contributed, short-short (seven-word) poems on the theme "Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change" to be incorporated into or Earth Month Exhibit. Poems can be contributed online, on-site during the April 27 Earth Day Parade & Festival, or at The Umbrella Visual Arts Gallery any time April 17-May 14.
Submit Your Poem Here

Host a Table at the Festival 

Promote your environmental cause or business by tabling at the Festival! Tables are interspersed among art activities and performers. Cost: Free to nonprofits who bring their own table/chair, $15 if provided; $100 for for-profit businesses. 

  Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops at The Umbrella (All Ages!) 

Saturday, April 6, 13 & 20, 2:00-5:00pm and
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-9:00pm

at The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street
Stop by to make a costume, headdress, puppets, and/or floating tributes to the Earth for the Earth Day Celebration!  Or help us refurbish some of our favorite giant puppets: Otter, Pileated Woodpecker, Owl, Eagle, Gray Fox, and Blue Jay! 
Instructor: Morningstar Medaye 

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.

 

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