Housed in the historic Emerson School building, in the heart of the Concord Center Cultural District, The Umbrella enriches lives and builds a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations, and community collaborations.

We provide:

• Studio space for more than 50 artists
• Exhibition space in three Gallery spaces
• Community arts initiatives, outdoors installations, and regional festivals, including the Arts & Environment program
• Classes and workshops for children and adults in four large teaching studios
• Creative arts summer camps and vacation week programs for youth
• Support for innovative learning and making in three newly constructed Makerspace labs -- Workshop, Fabrication, and Digital
• Performance space for all disciplines in two theaters -- a newly constructed 344-seat main stage theater and 100-seat black box theater, as well as a new dance studio classroom
• Space rentals for private events
• Newly renovated Ceramics facilities, firing services, and instruction for students and independent artists

Photo credit: Pierre Chiha

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The Umbrella Arts Center


40 Stow St., Concord, MA 01742

Upcoming Events

  • Natural Form: Three Journeys

    December 7, 2020-January 31, 2021 Hours: 10AM-5PM (by appointment) The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA Natural Form: Three Journeys in...

    Mon, Dec 7, 2020 - Sun, Jan 31, 2021

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  • Winter is for the Birds!

    If winter is getting you down, why not lift your spirits by making some gifts for the birds in your...

    Sun, Jan 24, 2021

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  • Art and Birding Workshop

    People are becoming more aware of the birds in their own backyards during quarantine, and many more people are becoming...

    Sat, Jan 30, 2021

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  • Painting the Northern Lights

    Learn about how gaseous particles combine with the Earth and sun's atmosphere to create impressive auroral colors, scattered clouds of...

    Sun, Feb 7, 2021

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  • Winter Habits and Winter Movements

    Animals respond and adapt to the winter by burmiating, aestivation, hibernation, migration, and embracing the snow! Learn about all the...

    Sun, Feb 21, 2021

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