Free Film Screening & Talkback: GLORY

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

The Umbrella Arts Center is proud to partner with the Town of Concord Visitor Center and DEI Commission for a free movie screening to celebrate the sacrifice of Concord's native son, George Washington Dugan, who served in the Massachusetts 54th during the Civil War. On FRIDAY JULY 16, 7PM, join us for a free public […]

Film Event: Into the Oceanic

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

In association with the international gallery exhibition, POINTS OF RETURN, on Saturday, June 10, 6:30-9pm, join us for "Into the Oceanic" -- a double screening event by artist-filmmakers Elizabeth Ogilvie and Robert Page, focusing on underwater habitats and the importance of educational entry points in environmental artwork. Documentary screening and pre-recorded talk by Dr Gary […]

The Color Purple

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

MAY 12 - JUNE 4 The Umbrella Stage Company presents the musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-winning classic novel, The Color Purple, and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg. The inspirational story set in the early 1900s follows a young woman, Celie, as she journeys through her childhood experiencing joy, despair, anguish, sisterhood and self-realization […]

Points of Return

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

The Umbrella Visual Arts program, in collaboration with A La Luz, presents the revolutionary, multimedia exhibition, Points of Return. Featuring the work of 27 international artists, Points of Return is the first physical exhibition of the acclaimed online exhibition of the same name. This environmental art exhibition sees The Umbrella divided into themed spaces. A […]

Pinch-Forming: A Mindful Approach with Paul Briggs

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday April 30, The Umbrella Ceramics Studio is excited to invite renowned ceramic artist Paul Briggs for a two-day weekend workshop, “Pinch-Forming: A Mindful Approach“. Students will observe Paul’s unique and meditative process for creating pinched vessels and learn pinch forming techniques through a variety of forms and embellishments. The […]

Middleton Heights

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

MARCH 31 - APRIL 23 Middleton Heights is a dark comedy that follows Meena and her Filipino family as they assimilate to life in a fictional Midwestern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The play traces historical events from 1967 to 2014 and the pursuit of the American Dream, refracted through the intersectional lens of the Asian […]

Art as Activism/Healing: Race and Racial Justice

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

A Free Community Exhibition and Workshop Series with Artist Nayda A. Cuevas Join artist Nayda A. Cuevas and see how she uses her art on a gallery wall to create a dialogue about race/identity. In a safe and welcoming space, students will learn and discuss how other artists stand up to racial injustice and confront […]

The Umbrella Open Studios 2023

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

Saturday, March 18 - 12-5PM Sunday, March 19 - 12-5PM The Umbrella Arts Center is home to more than 60 working artists skilled in a variety of fine and applied arts including ceramics, glass, fiber arts, jewelry making, illustration, mixed-media, painting, photography, printmaking, illustration, sculpture, woodworking, writing and more. Since the organization’s founding Studio Artists […]

An Evening with Laura Benanti

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

The Umbrella Arts Center is thrilled to present Tony® Award-winner and five-time Tony® Award nominee Laura Benanti in an intimate concert performance - two nights only! Hailed by The New York Times for her “effortless” vocals, and by the New York Post for her ability to “whip up laughs out of thin air,” Ms. Benanti […]

Art as Activism/Healing: Race and Racial Justice

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

A Free Community Exhibition and Workshop Series with Artist Nayda A. Cuevas Join artist Nayda A. Cuevas and see how she uses her art on a gallery wall to create a dialogue about race/identity. In a safe and welcoming space, students will learn and discuss how other artists stand up to racial injustice and confront […]

WORKSHOP: Carving Clay; Expressive Precision with Katie Bosley Sabin

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

In a special workshop series over two days, Carving Clay: Expressive Precision, Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, 10am - 4pm, Sabin will demonstrate her carving and piercing methods for creating symmetrical designs and patterns with accuracy and share the tools and techniques she uses to achieve her unique architectural forms. In the hands-on […]

Concord Film Project presents ‘Tampopo’

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

Enjoy the best of classic, independent, and foreign films curated by The Concord Film Project. The film series returns on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30pm with the first film showing since 2020! First up is 'Tampopo' - the tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on […]

Artist Talk with Katie Bosley Sabin

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

Join us for Katie’s artist talk to learn more about her background, her career as an artist and educator and her plans for her upcoming residency as the new Ceramics Artist in Residence. Her slides will take us through the development of her personal style and skill set over the years. She will share her […]

Earth, Sea, Sky Opening Reception

The Umbrella Arts Center 40 Stow Street, Concord

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2023 Opening Reception - January 12, 5-7PM. FREE and open to the public! Landscape and seascape have been an inspiration for artists since the first artists tried to represent the world around them. In Earth, Sea, Sky, Suzanne Hill, Liz Newell and Barbara Willis present unique visions of landscapes in […]