NOURISH: A local celebration of food and art

NOURISH was a summer festival presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center that celebrates local food and art in July 2017 following the incredibly successful 2nd Annual BIG Tiny House Festival in July 2016.

During the course of the free festival, 25 local food and arts-based businesses engaged with over 500 community members and families. The attendees had the opportunity to learn from educational kid-friendly food activities, listen to local musicians, and experience art demos from local painters and clay artists. Through suggested donations, the event raised over $1,500 for The Umbrella and the Greater Boston Food Bank.


When: Saturday, July 15 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA 01742

Why: To celebrate local food and art & to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank and The Umbrella.

What: Local food & art for sale, art activities, educational food activities, farm tables, music, and more!

Suggested Donation: $5 per person or $10 per family to support The Umbrella and The Greater Boston Food Bank

RSVP on Facebook to let us know you're coming!


11:00 AM - Jay Lapin
12:00 PM - Lindsay Dodd
1:00 PM - Sasha Milan
2:00 PM - Zion Rodman
3:00 PM - Florie Namir


We’re excited to be showcasing the following businesses that celebrate art, food, and health throughout Concord and beyond. 

Albright Art, Supply + Gift

Assabet Village Co-op Market

Barrow Bookstore

Behrens Boards

Caked Boston

Capriccio Arts

Codman Community Farms

Concord Agriculture Committee

Open Table

Del Sur Natural

Flatbread Company

The Greater Boston Food Bank

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio

Portrait Painting Demo by Meghan Murray

Pure Barre

Reason to be Cheerful

Robin Originals

The Savory Root Farm & Kitchen

St.Germain Crafts

Still Life Painting Demo by Deb Loverd

The Children's Meetinghouse

Tower Garden by Juice Plus+

Tru Chocolate

Turning Grace


Stop by the welcome table for your chance to win one of the following gifts:

$25 Gift Certificate from The Concord Cheese Shop
5 gift certificates redeemable for one large pizza each at Sorrento's Brick Oven Pizzeria
$25 Gift Certificate from Haute Coffee
$100 Gift Certificate from Debra's Natural Gourmet

Tickets are $2 a piece, $5 for three, or $10 for seven.

All proceeds go to support The Umbrella Community Arts Center and The Greater Boston Food Bank.