Donate Supplies

Fremont Arts Council has an open Community Art Studio to create art for the Fremont Solstice Parade. 

The Solstice Community Art Studio is free for public use during open studio hours.

While cash donations help us buy supplies and materials for the studio, we rely on “found objects”  or donated materials to create fantastical art for the Fremont Solstice Parade.  We can’t make all this great art without stuff!

The Powerhouse Solstice Studio
is open for donations and making art!

May  17th – June 21st, 2014
Mon-Fri:  6:00-9:00pm
Sat-Sun:  12:00-5:00pm

Please DO NOT MAKE DONATIONS except during studio hours.  We have limited storage and can only take materials that we have use for.  Dropping materials without consent is considered DUMPING ~ please don’t be dumpy!

Useful items, which are not on this list, will need to be accepted by a staff person.
Call ahead or email if in doubt:  (206)547-7740.

Material List:

  • Paper: Brown paper bags,  rolls of construction paper, tissue paper, colored craft paper,              white sheet paper, butcher block paper
  • Cardboard: 4’x4’ or larger only:  Single-ply is best
  • Large pieces of fabric: Especially, solid colors, pho fur, pleather, knits and sparkle fabrics.
    (none smaller than 3 yards.)  
  • Flat sheets:  Old Hotel work great, ask the Head of Housekeeping
  • Spent Bicycle Tubes:  Oh! Rubber Tie! What can’t you do?
  • Bright, rich, deep colored, LATEX paints.  
  •  NO beige, celery, gray, or terra cotta:  beautiful in a room, not in parade
  •  NO oil based paint
  • Scissors- kids and adults
  • Sparkles: Glitter, sequins, jewels, feathers, flowers (help us put the “Fance in fancy!)
  • Colored markers:  preferably permanent, paint or fabric markers
  • Tape: duct, masking,  electrical, packing:  anything for hoops is great!
  • Electric Hot-Pot:  1/2 gal. size
  • Rope: untangled and clean in long lengths
  • Tarps: clean and crisp, almost new!
  • Bamboo: poles & rods:  Over 8′ only
  • Wood: Plywood – 4’x4’ min., 2×4 – 6’ min., 2×2 – 4’ min.  (Other sizes are not so useful.)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, clean & cut rags
  • Socket sets with handles:  fence set-up is much easier with several of these
  • Other hand tools:  hammers, measuring tape, wire cutters, screwdrivers (flat and Philips) box knives, etc.
  • Extension cords: large gauge for power tool use
  • Rubber floor mats to stand on
  • Working compact desktop or laptop computer (this is our busiest time of year and we’d like to make it easy members to renew & new members to sign up)
You may well have seen these used before, but it’s not commonly used, or we can’t store it.
  • Styrofoam packing
  • Carpeting or Rug under pads
  • Old power tools that are not working perfectly.  We are trying to get our tools streamlined (i.e., all the same staplers)
  • Misc. hardware (sorted, packaged amounts only)
  • Ironing boards
  • Sewing machines- While we appreciate your generosity; sewing machines have high repair costs and are often not treated with the care they require or deserve to keep them running smoothly in a public studio.  Have a machine and would like to help?  Come in with your machine and volunteer some sewing time!
  • Paint in bulk, especially toxic leftovers please dispose of this elsewhere!

If you have an item you think would be useful, but don’t see it on this list please email with information about what materials you have.  We’ll see if we have a use for them and will schedule a mutually agreeable delivery time.

In-kind Donations

Do you have goods or services that would be beneficial in helping us bring the community together through art?  Everyone is welcome to share what they do best!  We appreciate all kinds of donations from massages for tired workers to food donations from restaurants we appreciate the help!

Don’t see your items on this list & its not something we can use?

 There are several ways to reuse/reduce/recycle your art materials.

Artists in King County can drop off their waste like art materials at our Household Hazardous Waste collection sites for free. 

There’s lots of details on what to bring, how to bring it, etc. - on the left side bar.

Another helpful place is King County Solid Waste “what do I do with it?” on the website.  

Household hazards line  ask our experts how to best dispose of items:  206-296-4692