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Woodshed II by Louise Arnold
June 11, 2023 by Sarah
Congratulations to Umbrella Studio Artist Louise Arnold whose oil painting Woodshed II earned First Prize in the Cambridge Art Association 2023 National Prize Show! This show is juried by former editor of ARTnews, Robin Cembalest, and features artists from around the country. Arnold's oil paintings depict the local landscapes in and around New England... Keep Reading »
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Open Table Charity Logo
March 14, 2023 by Stewart Ikeda
Our annual Umbrella Open Studios is a wonderful Concord tradition, a free and family-friendly opportunity to meet some 55+ working artists here at 40 Stow Street, learn about their process, and share in celebrating their work.For this year's Open Studios, March 18 & 19 from 12-5PM, our Studio Artists have mixed things up with a lively program... Keep Reading »
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March 7, 2023 by Sarah
The First Parish in Concord social action community and Concord Public Schools are pleased to host Bill McKibben to speak in-person on Climate Change, Migration and Racism. For over 30 years, McKibben (website) has been at the forefront of climate activism, having founded the organizations and, and with numerous books... Keep Reading »
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Go Out Doors Community Call Graphic
June 22, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
After two years of expanding our popular Go Out Doors - Neighbors public art installations throughout Metrowest and Greater Boston, The Umbrella Arts Center wants to bring this community-building event to our neighbors all throughout Concord. This summer, we invite Concord-area residents and businesses to artistically decorate your own Go Out Doors-style... Keep Reading »
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June 14, 2021 by Rachel Olson
This year, The Umbrella Arts & Environment is partnering with OARS to host fun outdoor activities for Riverfest 2021! Join us at The Old Manse on Sunday, June 20 at 1PM to make fish and turtles out of recycled materials. Pick up the One Revolution Art Challenge, copresented by The Umbrella and Minute Man National Historic Park, using our activity sheet to fill in... Keep Reading »
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May 26, 2021 by Stewart Ikeda
In recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, in a year that has been particularly trying for so many members of our community, The Umbrella appreciates and supports the work of AAPI artists who have shared their talent with us before and especially throughout the pandemic.Violin sensation Charles Yang brought the house down at our Stand By Me... Keep Reading »
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March 10, 2021 by Rachel Olson
We are so happy to congratulate Elise Woodward, former chair of our Building Committee, as the Town of Concord’s 2021 Honored Citizen. As Chair of The Umbrella Building Committee, she masterfully worked to bring a disparate group of artists, community members, and our design and construction team together to complete an Arts facility that is the envy of the region.... Keep Reading »
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January 14, 2021 by Rachel Olson
This week, The Umbrella's Executive Director Jerry Wedge will join Barry Alexander, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Alexander & Buono International, and Lena Galperin, Director of Visitor Experience at ARTECHOUSE™, for a virtual Sip & Chat hosted by Arts Administration Association New England. Together, these three will reflect on the challenges... Keep Reading »
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December 15, 2020 by Rachel Olson
This holiday season, the Garry Marshall Theater is hosting Holidaze Harmony, a virtual concert directed by friend of The Umbrella, Joseph Leo Bwarie! A must for music-lovers, Holidaze Harmony is a celebration of friendship and music starring Broadway veterans Terron Brooks (Phil Collins world tour) and Kamilah Marshall (Bette Midler world tour).Broadway pros, Tony... Keep Reading »
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October 13, 2020 by Rachel Olson
CONCORD, MA – Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, the 28th annual Concord Festival of Authors (CFA) goes LIVE online to celebrate the written and spoken word with a global audience. CFA events will take place via Zoom from October 16 to October 31, 2020 after months of collaborative planning with organizations in and beyond Concord. Event... Keep Reading »
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