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Concord Invites YOU to Paint Public Picnic Table Covers

July 30 @ 8:00 AM

“What’s Your Favorite Activity or Destination During COVID-19?”

The Town of Concord Tourism and Visitor Services, Village Art Room, and The Umbrella Arts & Environment program invite families to the front lawn of The Umbrella to decorate table covers for picnic tables around town. These table covers will be affixed to tables made available by businesses and organizations around town who would like to see more art in their seasonal outdoor dining and picnic areas. Finished images will also be photographed and displayed in The Umbrella’s end-of-summer #DiscoverYourArts Showcase exhibition.

The theme for the project is, “What is your favorite Concord COVID-19 activity or destination?” Have you been exercising, biking, boating, or taking more walks? Visiting more parks? Playing more games? Being more creative or learning something new at home? Bring a single image idea — or a series of related images that tell a story. All painting materials provided.
Families will paint the table covers on Saturday August 15 (rain date August 16), outside with social distancing, at The Umbrella Arts Center, in slots between 1PM-4PM. An artist will be on- hand to guide and advise. (NOTE: A few pre-designed canvasses will be available day-of painting as an alternate to creating your own table cover design.)

Suggested guidelines for table cover designs:
• Choose an easily identifiable place and/or activity.
• Keep designs simple.
• Feel free to incorporate humor, cleverness, and creativity.
• Make sure the entire family can contribute to the project.
• Designs must be suitable for outdoor public spaces (language/inclusive themes/nonpolitical/nonviolent)

Spots limited! Only 7 table covers available on a first-come first-served basis. Spots limited! Only 15 table covers available. Register today to make sure your family gets to participate! Registration deadline is August 12, 5pm.

For questions, contact musketaquidae@gmail.com


July 30 @ 8:00 am
August 12 @ 5:00 pm
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The Umbrella Arts Center


The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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