The Umbrella welcomes public, artists, and artisans to newly completed arts center for annual Winter Market

The Umbrella invites you to kick off the holiday season and support local artisans at its annual Winter Market this weekend, December 6-8, in the recently completed Umbrella Arts Center.

One weekend each year, The Umbrella transforms into a bustling marketplace with work from more than 75 creative vendors displaying everything from handmade ceramics, forged and beaded jewelry and blown glass to unique woven scarves, photography and art prints, ornaments and wood-turned treasures.

A cherished Concord tradition, the Market brings holiday shoppers together with The Umbrella’s skilled studio artists, faculty and students, joined by acclaimed guest artists from throughout Greater Boston. Get all your holiday shopping done in one, fun swoop by buying handmade holiday gifts directly from regional artists. You’ll have a great story to accompany the gift, and you’ll be supporting local artists in creating new work year round!

This year’s Market is the first to be held after completion of a multiyear renovation and construction project that has transformed the former Emerson School in the heart of Concord Center. Works by participating artists will be on display throughout the three-floor renovated space, and the annual “Off the Wall” small-works show in the freshly built new atrium Main Art Gallery will feature purchasable artworks smaller than 14″ x 14″ x 14″ and priced under $300, just the right size to be a gift for yourself or someone special. When you fall in love with one of these pieces you can buy it right off the wall! 

This year’s Market will also include live music, local food vendors, and a wider range of hands-on family friendly activities in The Umbrella’s new arts classrooms and Makerspace labs, as well as opportunities to visit new theater facilities where The Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston’s newest professional theater, will be presenting the musical, Tuck Everlasting

The Umbrella Winter Market is free, open to the public and full of good cheer – so bring a friend and #DiscoverYourArts! 

The Umbrella is easily accessible by Route 2’s Walden exit, 2 blocks from Fitchburg rail line stop, and offers free parking. 

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