As part of The Umbrella Arts & Environment’s modified Earth Day Celebration for 2021, and the kick off to The Umbrella Artfest, we are organizing an Art Walk that approximates the route and spirit of our traditional Musketaquid Earth Day Parade through the town of Concord, and safely celebrates this year’s Earth Day theme of Air.
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-guded audio tour Google Map, or our new Artfest App to listen to the artists discuss their work and inspirations.
- BARD | A Symphony of Wind @ Heywood Meadow, Ford Park [audio]
- Laurie Bogdan @ 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]
Pick up or download our Artfest Kidstrack activity sheet with a coloring page, map of Art Walk, and list of family events. Plus, family pods can reserve a timed spot for a special, limited capacity “Wish for Change” Sidewalk Chalk event in person with artist Nayda Cuevas at Chamberlin Park, April 25 (see below). Artfest Kidstrack is sponsored by Arbella Insurance, Northbridge Insurance/Eastern Insurance Group LLC.
Special Family Event
Date: Sunday, April 25, 11am-1pm
Location: Chamberlin Park, Concord
To open the Art Walk, The Umbrella will host a short opening event for families to create sidewalk art inspired by Nayda Cuevas’ banner “Wish for Change” at Chamberlin Park. The event invites families to continue Earth Day’s celebration of Air and encourages families to explore the entire Art Walk and local conservation land. Registration and COVID Protocols: A completed registration with a health-safety survey through the Artfest App will be required in order to participate on April 25. Participants must wear masks. Participant numbers will be limited to 7 families per hour, or approximately 25 people per hour. In total, only 14 families will be allowed to participate. All families will be separated by six feet or more along the sidewalk. Each pod will be clearly marked on the sidewalk.