Luminata – September 21 – 7 pm

Luminata‘ is a lantern festival held at Green Lake Park, Wednesday, September 21st, on the evening of the Autumnal Equinox.

Luminata is a celebration of the season of balance, the solar autumn equinox with a gathering of community for a lantern procession around Green Lake Park. The procession culminates with more art, live acoustic music and hot cider. Luminata is a family friendly, nighttime event from 7:00PM- 10:00PM.

Find out more:
Luminata Art Grants
Luminata Public Art Workshops

Parade Ensemble Lineup

Are you ready to celebrate with the 2016 Fremont Solstice Parade Ensemble? Here is the line up of this year’s talent!

Ensemble Line Up 2016

Click on the link below to print out the PDF:

2016 Fremont Solstice Parade Lineup 

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}