MUSKETAQUID EARTH DAY 2020 - Re-envisioned
Celebrating the Confluence of Art & Nature
April 1 – May 20
As we navigate the waters of living with Covid-19, we're re-imagining Earth Day. Our theme remains WATER, but in lieu of our April 25 River Ceremony, Parade, and Festival gatherings, we're returning to our most basic belief that being with Nature is healing and wholesome, imaginative and fun. One silver lining to this whole situation is the opportunity to slow down, simplify, sharpen our senses, and find solace especially outside as so many are naturally seeking to do. To that end, we invite you to join us in a series of virtual activities mark what will be the 30th anniversary of Concord's Musketaquid Earth Day celebration and 50th Anniversary of International Earth Day!
30 Activities in 50 Days
Starting in early April, we invite you to explore the WATER theme virtually with us. Via our website and social media, we will provide 30 events/activities to celebrate, learn, and create with and around water. Some will be things to do in your house, while others will involve getting outside. Dive into such activities as making a glass harmonica or a rain stick; canoeing the Sudbury River; or building and launching an Earth Float. Activities will be slowly revealed throughout the 50 days.
Earth Month Exhibition Goes Virtual
The Call for Art for our virtual Gallery Exhibition has been extended to April 6. Take good photos of your art pieces on our Water theme, and submit the digital files along with an artist statement that tells us something about your piece, your inspiration, and the place. The Umbrella's Visual Arts Manager, Jess Muise, will create a virtual exhibition for the public’s enjoyment, opening April 15.
Watershed Installation with guest artist Liz Helfer
“The Voyage of the Yellow Wellies” watershed installation goes digital on April 15. Visit a virtual exhibit on our website to experience 40 points of interest as you journey down the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.