Sun, Sun, Sun Here It Comes!

April 24-May 16, 2021

The Umbrella Artfest: Here Comes the Sun is The Umbrella Arts Center’s spring celebration for our entire community! An expansive multi-week festival of arts, performance, and creative community events including both virtual and safe, in-person options for participation.
The Umbrella Artfest App - Earth Day ScreenCOMING SOON! The free Umbrella Artfest App for iPhone and Android devices is your key to unlock your Artfest experience. Register for events, learn more about the artists, and access activities and resources. Enjoy touchless ticketing, COVID safety features, special digital content and offers. Stay tuned for our “Go Live” date in April!
Please Note: Attendance at in-person events is limited capacity, requires advance registration via the Artfest App for timed entries, and will adhere to state guidelines for COVID-safety and social distancing. See "Frequently-Asked-Questions".
  • April 24 - Earth Day outdoor celebration, workshops and music at The Umbrella!
  • April 24-May 16 - Here Comes the Sun multimedia art installation
  • April 25-31 - Art Walk outdoor art installation around Concord! Art Walk
  • April 25 - “Wish for Change” Sidewalk Chalk Art with Nayda Cuevas
  • May 1-2, 8-9 - Open Studios outdoors on The Umbrella front lawn
  • May 1 & May 8 - Ceramics Studio demonstrations
  • May 1-16 - Art Auction at The Umbrella Gallery by reservation and online
  • May 8 - The Umbrella Stage Company presents a virtual musical production
  • May 15-16 - Community Kite Flying event

…and more! Get our Artfest App, coming in April, for complete calendar and special features!

Highlighted Programs

Become an Artfest Sponsor

Artfest Sponsorship Guide The Umbrella has envisioned Artfest as a celebration for our entire community! Sponsorship provides important...

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

The Umbrella is grateful to our Gala Committee for their creativity and leadership. Artfest is made possible through their efforts as well as the...

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Artfest Heroes & The Hero Pass

Each year, The Umbrella is proud to recognize a champion of the arts, someone whose leadership and advocacy has had a profound impact on our...

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Artfest Art Auction

OPENING MAY 1, 2021 The Umbrella is thrilled to return to the Gallery with our largest art auction to date -- with more than 55 artists...

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Your guide to Artfest events, activities and resources for youth audiences. Artfest Kidstrack offers outdoors activities for families, to be...

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Here Comes the Sun

A Multimedia Public Art Installation on the Lawn of The Umbrella at 40 Stow Street  The installation, designed by Ellen McHale ...

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Artfest FAQ

Festival Guide   Find additional information and answers to your questions about Artfest! What is Artfest? Artfest is a multi-week...

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