Wacky Wednesday! Albright Art, Marie’s Moolah with $20 purchase!

Shop in store at Albright Art and receive $5 in Marie’s Moolah with purchase over $20!

(May 26- May 30)

32 Main Street, downstairs

Albright Art is open:

Monday-Saturday: 10-6

Sunday 12-5pm

Learn about LookUp!

LookUp is a “by youth for youth” 501(c)(3) social venture dedicated to helping young people thrive in the digital world.

We’re on a mission to discover, empower, and mobilize courageous youth leaders who are speaking up and taking action to challenge the digital ecosystem and our unrealistic social norms so we can level the playing field and improve the mental health and well-being of young people for generations to come.

GenZ is the loneliest generation in America

— Cigna 2020 Loneliness Index

Young people are succumbing to the pressure of digital overload, 24/7 connectivity, and social media, which is fueling alarming rates of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and suicide.

Instead of having adults solve a problem they haven’t lived through, we get right to the source: by listening to and backing Gen Z, we can use personal experience as fuel for changing the way digital technologies are designed, regulated, and used.

LookUp is a “by youth for youth” 501(c)(3) social venture dedicated to discovering, empowering, and mobilizing youth leaders who are speaking up and taking action to address the youth mental health crisis through digital wellbeing and ethical technologies. Because youth agency is at the heart of our mission and programmatic DNA, we don’t tell them what to do. We ask them.

Since our launch in the fall of 2019, we have mobilized and reached more than 8,000 youth from 38 countries, invested in 70 social innovators and activists, and spawned LookUp India, UK, and Africa. By 2025, we aim to reach and mobilize 100,000 youth across the world by discovering and backing youth pioneers and risk-takers willing to challenge our digital ecosystems and social norms.

Learn about LookUp EVENTS

Your Brain on Social Media


Gen Z Activists and Allies Examine the Promise, Peril, and Future of Being Born Digital.

If technology’s promise to keep us more connected is real, then why is Gen Z considered the loneliest generation in America? Why is youth anxiety, stress, depression, and suicide increasing at alarming rates? What role did and should big digital media companies, governments, and schools play in reversing these trends?

Join Julia Hoppock (The Social Dilemma), Bob Wigley, (Born Digital), Jon Gedney (MTV News), and youth activists Lars Bjork (17), Maddie Freeman (19), Hannah Chung (17), and Aliza Kopans (18) for a lively and candid discussion about what this generation is doing to “mount a revolution against harms from technology and create the future that they deserve.”

As MTV News recently posted, “The quantification of popularity on social media exploits our natural tendency for social comparison to create addiction for profit. It can make you the perfect target for advertisers… at the expense of your mental health and free will.”

Get your FREE Tickets here

This is a Mental Health Awareness Month Event


 We’re looking for a highly analytical candidate interested in the program and organizational impact. Framed around our theory of change, this internship will work closely with the executive director and an external program consultant to evaluate the effectiveness of our current StartUp program, ensure the correct metrics and indicators are being used to accurately monitor, evaluate, and communicate our impact. Following a human-centered design framework, you will research and benchmark other organizations, make recommendations to improve our framework.

How you will benefit:

  1. Gain experience using a human-centered design framework to evaluate and improve programs

  2. Learn how to use logic models and a theory of change to translate a social venture’s mission into high impact program activities and outcomes

  3. Gain knowledge and experience researching best practices for social impact monitoring, evaluation, and communication for multiple audiences

Preferred Qualifications

This is not your typical internship. We are definitely a “lean-startup” and intend on remaining so, which is why we rely on and follow the lead of our youth leaders and interns. If you want to do real work, be heard, be a part of strategic discussions, and be a part at the forefront of a youth-led movement, then we want to hear from you.

  • Self-starter, outgoing, friendly, driven, personable, not afraid to talk to strangers

  • Familiarity with Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design

  • Able to work independently and part of a team

  • Proven background in research and analytical skills

  • Passion for youth mental health, digital wellbeing, and ethical technologies

  • Enrolled in a higher-education degree program

  • Strong desire to work in the social sector

Stipend: Varies by position

Approximate Hours/Week: 10-20 hours week, flexible schedule

Dates: June 8 – August 13th, 2021

Hiring Manager: Julie Barrett O’Brien

Learn about LookUp Social Innovators

One of 45 youth leaders awarded the LookUp StartUp Social Innovation Grant in 2021 for designing a ground-breaking solution to digital wellbeing and humane technology.

Spring into West Concord Junction!

So much happening in West Concord!

May 19th – May 22nd:

Sidewalk sales, plant sales, art displays, scavenger hunt, gift card giveaway, music, ice cream, arts & crafts, story walk, blood pressure clinic, free samples & the Art Scramble Mural!

The Big Reveal of the Art Mural, Art Scramble II : Our Local Farms happening May 20th!

Art Scramble II: Our Local Farms is a community made mural that celebrates the past and present of Concord’s farm, with an emphasis on those close to West Concord center. It is the second mural initiated by the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee to develop a sense of history and identity, as well as bringing beauty to the cultural district of West Concord.

Be sure to participate in the Scavenger Hunt!

Wacky Wednesday: Concord Flowers!


Receive 20% off a purchase off any green or flowering plant when you mention WACKY WEDNESDAY, May 19th- May 22nd.

135 Commonwealth Avenue, Concord

(Sorry, not available on deliveries or online)


50th Anniversary of CCHS Art Show at Concord Art!

The Concord-Carlisle High School Show has been an annual exhibition at Concord Art for fifty years- this year is our 50th anniversary!

Sneak Peek 

The exhibition will be on view in the main galleries, and feature portfolios from CCHS seniors in the Roberts Gallery (upstairs), and work by CCHS teachers in the Abbot Gallery (downstairs). Adjacent from the Abbot, we will have a selection of work by our founder, Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts.

The David Prifti Memorial Awards and our art committee juries the work and decides the winners.  David Prifti was a beloved CCHS photography teacher and a beloved Concord Art Art and Exhibition Committee Chair.  Prizes are allotted differently each year, depending on the senior portfolios.  Some years there is one winner for each medium (ceramics, 2D, photography) or there have been years when just one senior portfolio wins all the prize money.

This year Concord Art has coordinated with CCHS Art Teacher, Joseph Pickman, who will be helping the students prep their portfolios for install. The CCHS show will be juried after installation, and a selection of students will be given awards for their work.

The awards will be announced during our online reception over Zoom on Thursday, May 20.

Mother’s Day – so many ways to celebrate Mom!

Looking for ideas for Mother’s Day?  Everything you need to celebrate your Mom can be found right here in Concord!

Whether you are looking for a special gift or activity, here are a few ideas:


The Umbrella Open Studios on front law of The Umbrella

May 1, 2, 8 & 9 – 10:30AM – 4:30PM

Limited capacity. RSVP for free timed slot through Artfest App (recommended) or web ticketing (May 8 or May 9) up to 30 minutes before the day’s events start. 


Yoga outdoors on lawn at Clark Farm Market with On The Mat Yoga

On the Mat will return to Clark Farm Market in Carlisle for Yoga on the Farm this spring and summer. We will be back on the fields at Clark Farm Market beginning May 8th. We are dreaming of spring and cannot wait to see you in the farm fields!

The cost for each class is $18 to drop in or you can use your existing studio 10-, 20-class pass.  Virtual passes do not apply. REGISTER NOW.

Take Mom on Art Walk!

The Art Walk exhibits outdoor, air-inspired artwork by several regional artists that engages the element of Air — whether banner, windchime, pinwheel, or any other creative forms. Explore the air-inspired art scattered throughout Concord Center’s conservation land, and use the QR codes on exhibition signs or  the Artfest Kidstrack coloring activity sheet, self-guided audio tour Google Map, or our new Artfest App to listen to the artists discuss their work and inspirations.

Featured Artists

BARD | A Symphony of Wind @ Heywood Meadow, Ford Park [audio]

Laurie Bogdan | Winds of Change @ Reformatory Bike Path [audio]

Nayda Cuevas | Wish for Change @ Chamberlin Park [audio]

Liz Helfer | Lightweight @ Millbrook Way [audio]

Leah Medin | Medium Green @ Heywood Meadow [audio]

Karen Krolak and Nicole Harris | aWays to Fathom: Middlesex edition @ Nashawtuc Hill [audio]

Piano Recital with Tanya Bartevyan, 3-4pm on Mother’s Day

Felicia-Buitenwerf, Unsplash

Rent a boat at the South Bridge Boat House 

Rent a canoe or kayak and explore miles of peaceful waterways on the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers.

Get her garden ready! Try one of the many farm stands or nurseries in town – there is a fabulous selection!

Take a hike on a trail or through a local park. Or pump up tires on mom’s bike and take the rail trail.


Take the Women of Concord Tour!

In a town famous for the independent spirit of its people, Concord’s women have always been leaders, fighting for justice and creating a uniquely American vision in literature and art. Come with us to hear the stories of these remarkable women, and see the places where they made their mark.

Tours are offered Saturdays May 1, 8 and 15 at 1:00 -2:30pm. Price $40 per person. Each guest will receive a complimentary ticket to “Every Path Laid Open,” a special exhibit opening May 7th at the Concord Museum and the tour ends with a visit to Concord’s Colonial Inn for a slice of cake and pot of tea. Tours offered by the Concord Visitor Center and in partnership with the Robbins House and the Concord Museum.


There is no better spot than Concord to find an array of beautiful gifts for mom. From fashion to home decor to jewelry, gourmet chocolates  – you’ll find it all right here in town!




You can never go wrong with flowers! Look for Flowers  here.

Visit Imagination Station & make a Mother’s Day card!

Imagination Station has everything you need to create some beautiful and creative homemade cards that your mom will love!

May 8th: Concord Museum Exhibit: Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality


Order take-out or buy fixings for her favorite meal! How about brunch, pack a picnic or dinner around the firepit?

Don’t forget Dessert!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, aunts & grandmothers out there.


Wacky Wednesday: Joy Street! Free mask with $50 purchase

Joy Street is  JOY Central!

Stop by to stock up on items for your next celebrations and gifts for family & friends. Treat yourself to something, too – there is so much to choose from in this wonderful shop. Good news – you can also shop online!

Spend $50 and receive a new mask (while supplies last)