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 Musketaquid Earth Day, Solstice Celebrations, adult and children's classes, the Ninjas in Nature Summer Camp, and public art installations. 

Read the Musketaquid Steering Committee'sPDF iconletter to the entire Musketaquid community about staff changes, programming updates, and other exciting news. 

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

Did you know? The name "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. 

Click below to learn more about our upcoming programs – or contact us if you’d like us to design a program for your organization or group. 

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Land Acknowledgement

Related to our mission of enriching lives and building a vibrant community through the arts we would like to acknowledge that the land we use for classes and events and the land on which The Umbrella is built is the original homelands of the Nipmuc tribal nation and the original people of the land known as Musketaquid.  We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather.

Highlighted Programs

Earth Month Public Events

Musketaquid Earth Day CelebrationPart of Artfest!Join us on April 24 at The Umbrella Arts Center for song, art and nature crafting, and...

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One Revolution

A Year-Long Collaborative Public Art Project by Minute Man National Historical Park and The UmbrellaMinute Man National Historical Park and The...

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Calls for Art: Earth Month 2021

More information about the Earth Month 2021 programs coming soon! Call for Art: Spring Public Art Walk - Deadline March 1As part of The...

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Meet the Community

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Caroline Provost
Arts & Environment Program Coordinator
Therese Roeser
Ken Clarkson