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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Umbrella Executive Director Jerry Wedge
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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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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October 21, 2014 by Jess
This past Friday, The Umbrella staff took a break from our desks and ventured up to Salem.  We drove through the brilliant fall foliage on what may have been the last warm day of the year, eager to explore the Peabody Essex Museum.We started off looking through their Art and Nature Center which was particularly inspiring for Nancy Lippe, the coordinator of The... Keep Reading »
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