Gathering Places Natural Materials

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you  to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”  -- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Our Arts & Environment Program promotes a discovery of the arts, a passion for place and nature, and environmental responsibility. We sponsor an integrated program of community events including our signature Earth Month and Solstice Celebrations, adult and children's classes, and public art installations.

All ages and abilities are welcome: individuals and families, environmental, school and community groups.

Did you know? The word "Musketaquid" honors the wisdom of Concord's first people who described this place according to its nature, "the place where the waters flow through the grasses." Just as Concord's rivers extend beyond their bends, we seek ways to reach across traditional boundaries between art and nature. This sense of place is integral to our program and we connect to the past and to the present through observation, reflections, and creation. Read more in The Umbrella Land Acknowledgement.


FREE Family Days!

Come to The Umbrella for free family fun! Drop by any time during the two-hour time block to partake in a seasonal and creative craft led by...

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Reflections: 2023 Earth Month Exhibition

2023 Earth Month ExhibitionApril 5 – 23, 2023Artists Reception, Wed, April 12 - 5PM-7PMThe Umbrella Arts Center Main GalleryReflections: ...

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Earth Month at The Umbrella

This year, Earth Month programming at The Umbrella extends all across our programs throughout April, from our Visual Arts Gallery to our Youth and...

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Meet the Community

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Kyle Clifford
Outreach Coordinator
Therese Roeser
Kathryn Bartholomew