You’ll find a thriving arts community has taken hold in Concord.
New Mural at the Concord Visitor Center
“This has been a passion project for Visit Concord for awhile now. We were inspired by the art that continues to pop up throughout Concord thanks to the Concord Art Association. Antonio Baca’s thoughtful mural is the perfect mix of art and culture and highlights Concord’s commitment to our artist community. We are proud to have Antonio’s work as a significant part of our Visit Concord offices and invite everyone to come see this beautiful tribute to his (and our) hometown.”
CEO & President
Local Art and Galleries
The aRt Cottage, near Downtown Concord, immediately engages artists and art enthusiasts with its inviting exterior and beautiful floral accents. Equally interesting is owner FROgard Schmidt, born in Germany and immigrating to the United States in the 1950′s. After studying art in places from San Francisco State to Florence, Italy she shares what she has learned with other artists. Attend their galleries and shows rife with local art!
Created by volunteers.
Others locations appealing to art lovers include the Concord Art Association. They regularly host outings and share their own art. Or care to get your hands dirty? The Red Ox Studio appeals to all – from the burgeoning artist engaging in a wheel-throwing workshop to the seasoned art collector looking for the perfect authentic piece of art.
For the Comics and Pop Culture Fan
Not a fan of "traditional" art and art galleries? Have children? Interested in the "pop art" style of the 60s? Stop by Joe's Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff. Living up to its name, Joe's store is the birthplace of Free Comic Book Day and boasts an impressive collection of comics and art, including signed pieces by famous authors and artists! Joe has worked closely with Stan Lee as well. The store has been open since 1988 and has made its place in comicbook store and Concord history.