The Umbrella Facade on Sunny Day photographed by volunteer Mei Yong
April 28, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Arts Center seeks to hire a F/T Facilities Manager to play a key role on our team! The Umbrella is a vibrant Art Center that operates three year-round programs in the Arts on approximately two acres in Concord Center. The 60,000 square foot newly completed building houses approximately fifty studios for artists, nine education classrooms, two... Keep Reading »
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March 14, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
In keeping with The Umbrella's policies to follow the Concord Public Schools and Town of Concord weather related closings, delays, early releases, all classes today, March 14, are canceled.
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November 21, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella Arts Center has received a grant of $28,500 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its FY23 CIP Portfolio Program.This grant signifies that The Umbrella Arts Center provides significant public value through its programs and services. The Umbrella offers a wide range of programs to the community, including classes and workshops for all ages,... Keep Reading »
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October 28, 2021 by Rachel Olson
I'm proud to share that this month, the Mass Cultural Council named The Umbrella a "UP Designated Organization" following our intensive, half-year participation in its Innovation and Learning Network. We join a cohort of leading cultural institutions who have demonstrated a commitment to learn, take action, innovate, and embrace accessibility and inclusivity as core... Keep Reading »
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August 2, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
Updated August 26, 2021: Out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to protect the most vulnerable members of our community, including our unvaccinated youth camps and classes population, The Umbrella has re-instituted a policy requiring visitors, artists, staff and students to wear a mask in indoor public areas at 40 Stow Street, regardless... Keep Reading »
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May 26, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
In recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in a year that has been particularly trying for so many members of our community, The Umbrella appreciates and supports the work of AAPI artists who have shared their talent with us before and especially throughout the pandemic.Violin sensation Charles Yang brought the house down at our Stand By Me... Keep Reading »
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March 23, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
“I think grievance is: ‘We’re Asian. People are attacking us.’ And we have this sense of a kind of ethnocentrism to defend ourselves. But justice is something more meaningful and something much larger than that. Justice is the way to move forward.” - Renee Tajima-Peña, filmmaker, Who Killed Vincent Chin?One week ago today, these souls lost their lives in a senseless... Keep Reading »
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March 10, 2021 by Rachel Olson
We are so happy to congratulate Elise Woodward, former chair of our Building Committee, as the Town of Concord’s 2021 Honored Citizen. As Chair of The Umbrella Building Committee, she masterfully worked to bring a disparate group of artists, community members, and our design and construction team together to complete an Arts facility that is the envy of the region.... Keep Reading »
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December 28, 2020 by Rachel Olson
As 2020 winds down, and in preparation for our annual meeting this month, The Umbrella staff was humbled and amazed to look back at how very far we traveled since delivering our last Annual Report.Our last fiscal year carried us from soaring highs and grand openings, through twists and turns and growth, to heartbreaking closures and losses, and ultimately to determined... Keep Reading »
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December 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
New Board Members Introduced, Annual Report PublishedIn something of a silver lining for this COVID-impacted time, The Umbrella Arts Center hosted its largest-ever gathering for its annual meeting on the evening of December 15.  The event – normally held at 40 Stow Street – was conducted for the first-time entirely via Zoom, allowing a wider level of participation by... Keep Reading »
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