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April 1, 2020 by Rachel Olson
April 1, 2020 – Concord, MA -- The Umbrella Arts Center has joined the effort to help in the public health emergency. Although officially closed since March 24 pursuant to Gov. Baker's emergency order, The Umbrella has dedicated some of its new Makerspace equipment to fabricate personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff at Emerson Hospital.Since March 28, Concord... Keep Reading »
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March 24, 2020 by Stewart Ikeda
Dear Friends of The Umbrella:The Umbrella Arts Center is closely monitoring recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surrounding the coronavirus (COVID 19) and the State of Emergency declaration in Massachusetts. We care deeply about the safety and wellbeing of our... Keep Reading »
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March 19, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Dear Friends,In times like these, the arts take on an even more important role – to inspire, to inform, to make us think deeply. And to comfort, distract, and entertain. We are working on ways to bring the arts to you virtually and/or safely outdoors during our hiatus and welcome your suggestions or ideas. Guided by public health officials’ recommendations, here are... Keep Reading »
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March 11, 2020 by Rachel Olson
We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our artists. Thank you to the many of you who have turned your class registrations and ticket purchases into donations. Some of you have also asked how you can help The Umbrella and our artists. If you’d like to make a donation, please visit our Support page.Thank you. 
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November 8, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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 Ikeda
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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October 31, 2018 by Stewart Ikeda
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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