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November 8, 2019 by Stewart
PLEASE NOTE: The Umbrella Arts Center building will be CLOSED to all visitors on Monday Nov. 11 and Tuesday Nov. 12 due to building maintenance.During this time classes and rehearsals will not be held, offices and studios will be closed, and the public gallery will be innaccessible. Administrative staff will continue to have limited Internet access during regular... Keep Reading »
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Umbrella Arts Center Sept. 14 2019 Grand Re-opening Ceremony by Marion Stanton
September 14, 2019 by Stewart
On Saturday, September 14, 2019, The Umbrella Arts Center kicked off a year-long series of grand re-opening programming with a festive "Building the Arts" Open House, welcoming the public for the first time into its renovated facilities at 40 Stow Street, in the heart of the Concord Center Cultural District.The day began with a heartfelt ceremony at the entrance... Keep Reading »
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Giving Tuesday
November 27, 2018 by Stewart
Concord, MA - November 27, 2018 - Please consider participating in this year’s international #GivingTuesday with a tax-deductible gift to The Umbrella Community Arts Center!Beginning at 8am on Tuesday, November 27, all gifts made via our  #GivingTuesday Facebook Fundraiser will be matched by PayPal – up to $7 million... Keep Reading »
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Umbrella Executive Director Jerry Wedge
October 31, 2018 by Stewart
Hosts Lt. Gov, MA Development, and Dozens of Awardees On Tuesday, October 30, The Umbrella Community Arts Center was honored to host dozens of artists and innovators, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, and grantmakers from MassDevelopment at a special ceremony in our newly renovated ceramics studios. The gathering was a ceremony for announcing $2,200,387 in... Keep Reading »
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July 19, 2017 by Admin
Dear Friends,When you visit The Umbrella this fall, you will see that we are embarking on a transformational project. Our improvements will make the Arts accessible to all and expand our ability to provide the highest quality programs in state-of-the-art spaces. Both the renovations and new construction are designed to foster natural interactions and collaborations... Keep Reading »
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April 1, 2015 by Laura
Dear Friends, This is one of those moments that I can’t bite my tongue. We talk a lot about building a vibrant community through the Arts.  I sometimes wonder; how large is the community we are talking about?  This past weekend we held our annual Open Studios and we had an awesome turn out; a record number of regulars and newcomers came out to see our... Keep Reading »
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February 12, 2015 by Laura
From all of us here at The Umbrella, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day! Thank you for all of your love and support throughout the year. We truly appreciate your friendship and contributions. Because of your generosity we are able to bring quality arts programs to you, our community.This Valentine’s Day, help us share the love of arts and culture throughout... Keep Reading »
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January 26, 2015 by Jess
The Wicked Local's Readers Choice Awards are once again up online.  Please vote for The Umbrella Community Arts Center in the following categories: Place to See Theater, Place for Family Entertainment, and Summer Camp. We would be honored to have your vote and support. Thank you!To view the ballot click here.To learn more about the awards click here.
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2014 Checklist
December 31, 2014 by Laura
2014 has been an incredible year for everyone at The Umbrella, our end-of-year checklist has never been more full!  Between our growing theater program, our education outreach, and our monthly open studio events, the building feels more alive than ever. Become a part of our growing community and help make the checklist for 2015 even longer!  You can support... Keep Reading »
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Ann Emerson
October 29, 2014 by Laura
When Ann Emerson, the founding director of the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, died this summer at her home in Maine, the lights flickered for everyone who was involved in that brave undertaking 32 years ago which now thrives as The Umbrella Community Arts Center.Ann was at the core of its creation, directly (as the director) and through the immediate and extensive... Keep Reading »
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