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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May 28, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Dazzling Lightscape at 40 Stow Thanks Community Supporters, Essential WorkersConcord, MA – In the run-up to its May 29 STAND BY ME virtual celebration of the arts, The Umbrella Arts Center sought a creative way to remain connected with the community and show its gratitude for the support it has received during the Covid-19 crisis.Created through the lighting wizardry of... Keep Reading »
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May 26, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Do you want a specialty cocktail to enliven our upcoming Stand By Me virtual arts celebration? Look no further! West Concord Wine & Spirits is selling the ingredients for The Umbrellini, a specialty cocktail that celebrates The Umbrella! Easy to make and easier to drink, this delicious beverage will be featured in at-home toasts throughout our virtual... Keep Reading »
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Allie Kussin, Photographed by Nick Warchol
April 26, 2020 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella community is saddened to announce the passing of recently retired Board Chair, Allie Kussin. After remaining isolated from her husband Fritz for weeks at Emerson Hospital, she was blessedly able to return home on March 31, and connect with family and friends until transitioning peacefully at 5:30PM on April 25, attended by her family and caregivers... Keep Reading »
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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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