The Umbrella had its grand reopening this weekend in Concord MA. It was amazing. If you weren’t able to make it, you need to stop in. The building is beautiful and The Umbrella is offering amazing opportunities for our community to enjoy the arts!
Here are some of the highlights from the Grand Reopening:
They had many activities throughout the afternoon. These included:
- Open rehearsals of the upcoming theater performance 42nd Street
- A woodworking and furniture making demonstration
- Bollywood Dance: Don’t know what this is? Contact the Umbrella to find out!
- A weaving workshop
- A ceramics demonstration
- Tours of the new classrooms and Makerspace
We were able to visit many of the studio artists. They were very welcoming and we loved looking at and hearing about their work.
If you brought your children, there were activities for all ages related to The Umbrella’s current exhibit in conjunction with the National Park Service. The Gallery contained an exhibition of works by Nicholas Mancini, the 2018-2019 Umbrella Artist in Residence. We were able to meet Jess Muise, the curator of the exhibit and Visual Arts Manager. We visited the box office where we could purchase tickets to Greater Boston’s Newest Professional Theater The Umbrella Stage Company and the upcoming Lyle Lovett Concert. And on our way out, Reasons to be Cheerful was serving ice cream in an ice cream truck, courtesy of the Umbrella. Great way to top off a great afternoon!
The Umbrella has A LOT of upcoming events so keep reading Living Concord’s weekly email so you don’t miss any of them!
If you want to mark your calendar here are some highlights:
- September 22: Artist Demo Nancy Winship Milliken
- September 27: 42nd Street Opens
- October 5: Family Drop-In Activity Day
And you can always Make a Night of It in Concord! The Umbrella would like you to make the most of your night out in the historic Concord Center Cultural District. Find special Dinner-and-a-Show and Hotel partner offers from Trail’s End Cafe, Adelita, Concord’s Colonial Inn, Best Western Concord, and more at TheUmbrellaArts.org/Partner-Offers.