2016 Fremont Solstice Parade: Public Art Workshops!

Powerhouse Art Studio
3940 Fremont Ave N
Seattle  98103

Parade Public Art Workshops are being added all the time.  – Check back for updates:

Picasso Portrait Ensemble – Cape Making Workshop

Create beautiful, colorful flowing capes with eco-friendly dyes and paint.  In Parade, Ensemble will be “painted” by Picasso himself!

Suggested donation $25.   Family oriented.  All ages welcome.

For more details, contact Abigail to join ensemble and/or take workshop.

Saturday 6/12 — 10am-Noon


Nature Props Cascadia Now Workshop

Turning fans into shrubs.  All are welcome.

Tuesday 6/14 — 6pm-8pm


HoopLove Workshop

Learn the tricks of the trade on hula hooping from Nichole

Thursday 6/16 — 6pm-8pm


Stilt Walking Workshop

Allie Kerr, Instructor

Fridays 6pm – 7:30pm
Sundays 11am – 12:30pm

Learn to walk on stilts in time for the Parade! Build balance and confidence, core strength and flexibility. Bring your own stilts or borrow equipment from the Arts Council. Recommended for ages 13 and up; children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult, and receive instructor approval in advance.

Suggested donation is $20/class, or $80 for the series of 5 classes. (pay to the instructor at time of class)

Sunday 5/29 — 11am-12:30pm
Friday 6/3 — 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday 6/5 — 11am-12:30pm
Friday 6/10 — 6pm-7:30pm
Sunday 6/12 — 11am-12:30pm


Artist in Residence:  Brian Kooser
Giant Puppet & Float Parade Ensemble Workshops for
“Return of the Dark”
Thursdays & Fridays,  May 12 – June 17
6pm – 9pm

The Ensemble will include giant puppets on a float, one inflatable, and costumed performers. The imagery will be designed to give hope to people who may be fatigued by images of war and destruction. While there is no flinching from the destruction itself, the darkness, or fear, is exposed for it’s propaganda purposes. Throughout all of the activity, the Sun moves unafraid through the rubble offering his light and warmth to those who long to rebuild.

A Fremont Arts Council Member since 1994, Brian Kooser has taught parade art workshops and produced numerous original spectacular large scale Parade float and giant puppet ensembles for the Fremont Solstice Parade. He has served on the FAC Board and as Parade Workshop Lead.

Brian has extensive professional experience producing contemporary adult puppet theatre, lecturing, exhibiting and teaching parade spectacle design, giant puppet building and performance workshops. MFA Sculpture & Theater, Central WA Univ.

As this year’s Artist in Residence, Brian will teach 12 workshops to create a major Parade ensemble piece with Volunteers.

To sign up, contact: 

{photo D.Valenti 2013}

Thank You To Our 2016 Parade Sponsors!

The Fremont Solstice Parade could NOT exist without the generous donations of our amazing sponsors. They help this community event be a success year after year. Please make sure to patronize their businesses and thank them for their generous donations! Learn more about becoming a sponsor here!

Big Bang Level Sponsors:

Famous-Logos-That-Have-a-Hidden-Meaning-TOP-10-2 Tableau-Software-Logo  Aeon Law

Stellar Level Sponsors: 

LT6Z4fJI Equinox Properties   Sage Foundation  Recology    Solstice Cyclists

Galaxy Level Sponsors: 

FremontBrewingLogo  Hales Ales,    Not a Number, Inc.,   Roxy's Deli

Nova Level Sponsors:
edward-jones-logo   Seattle Spine & Sports Medicine,    Wizard Construction,   Schilling CiderFREMONT_ABBEY_logo-SIMPLE-NO-WEB

Comet Level Sponsors: 

 33f35d284796f1102c1fa6ed040c49ad816eca77_l    logo        Ecco Design, Inc., Filco Company, Seattle's Best Mortgage

Aurora Level Sponsors: 
ls            Urban Relations             CCP

Art Studio hospitality provided by:

Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers
Essential Baking Company
Silence Heart Nest
Qazi's Indian Cuisine
Pecado Bueno
Roxy's Deli
Tutta Bella
Theo's Chocolates

2016 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration – June 18

It’s time to sign up for the Fremont Arts Council’s 28th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration!

  • The 2016 Parade will be on Saturday, June 18 at 3 pm, beginning at 36th Street and 2nd Ave NW.
  • The Powerhouse is open!   Drop by and start planning your ensemble!   Check out the Powerhouse Calendar.
  • Come to the Powerhouse Open House on May 21 and 22.
  • Find out what you need to know to Be in the Parade!
  • McKay Grants are available for artists.   Applications due by May 18.
  • This all happens with volunteers.   Sign up to Volunteer and join the fun.  Parade Monitors get the best view!
  • Support the parade with a generous donation.   Who wouldn’t love that?