Construction Updates

Farewell, Umbrella Annex!
July 31, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
After two years of hosting several Umbrella programs including The Umbrella Arts Education, The Umbrella Performing Arts, and The Umbrella Volunteer offices, the temporary Umbrella Annex at 57 Old Rd. to Nine Acre Corner (ORNAC) in Concord, MA has ceased operations. With renovations and new construction at 40 Stow Street now approaching completion, operations... Keep Reading »
The Former Emerson School Building at 40 Stow Street
June 7, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
The front entrance of 40 Stow Street will be temporarily innaccessible during mid-June while paving construction work is completed.During this period, the building will be accessible using the side entrance, which feeds off of the municipal parking lot, next to back construction gate. The temporary entrance is indicated by the red circle below. [[{"fid":"3465","... Keep Reading »
Concord Journal May 3 2019
May 14, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella was spotlighted in two homepage feature articles in The Concord Journal newspaper, May 3.In the feature Renovations at Umbrella Community Arts near the finish line, journalist Pam Ellertson provides a comprehensive, illustrated overview of the multistage construction projects underway at our HQ at 40 Stow Street in Concord.Concord celebrates... Keep Reading »
October 17, 2018 by Bridget
Scroll through some of the newest photos of our contruction progress! Everything is coming along great and we're all so excited for what is to come. Come by for Winter Market on Friday November 30th, Saturday December 1, and Sunday December 2 to see for yourself! We can't wait to see the artists back into their studios!  [[{"fid":"2935","view_mode":"default","... Keep Reading »
October 3, 2018 by Admin
UPDATED:  Wednesday, October 03, 2018 - 6:20PMCONCORD, MA —The Town of Concord has announced the closure of traffic and evacuation in the area surrounding The Umbrella Community Arts Center construction site at 40 Stow Street while public safety officials investigated possible issues with a large propane gas tank on the site.At approximately 1:30 PM this afternoon,... Keep Reading »
August 21, 2018 by Bridget
Things have been buzzing around 40 Stow Street all summer. With over 50 workers on site every day, work continues on interior renovations as well as on the new building. The following photos show the progress to date with captions describing what you see. We are excited to get the artists back in the building in October, and then all construction complete in less than a... Keep Reading »
August 7, 2018 by Bridget
 Renovations to the main building have been going strong for the past 6 weeks, with 40-50 workers in the building regularly since June. Completed or underway now are the demolition of some areas, construction of new walls and entries to make spaces handicapped-accessible, abatement of hazardous materials, installation of new systems and electrical, bathroom... Keep Reading »
Construction site
May 30, 2018 by Jess
Construction continues to move ahead smoothly. Most of the work is taking place in the rear of the building as the artist prepare to move out of the main building for the summer.The top of this photo shows the newly formed foundation walls of Phase 1. The foreground shows the installation of rebar attached to steel coming out of the new footings. You can also see the new... Keep Reading »
May 15, 2018 by Jess
With the front entry open again, and the new elevator operating, construction focus has shifted to the back of the building where the old West Wing has been demolished, the site excavated, and work has begun on footings and foundations.Artists and visitors are able to watch progress from the rear stairwells. The foundations will be poured in five stages. Here is a view of... Keep Reading »
April 4, 2018 by Admin
The Umbrella has started renovations to transform the building at 40 Stow Street in Concord, MA into a dynamic, state-of-the-art center for artistic expression and enjoyment. We thank you for your patience during construction.This spring brings many new changes to our home at 40 Stow Street!The front entrance of the building is now reopened, with an ... Keep Reading »