Parade Artist Reception – May 5 at First Friday

Fremont Arts Council’s 2017 Parade Artist Reception


Please join the Fremont Arts Council in celebrating the 2017 McKay Grant Artists

Part of Fremont First Friday Art Walk

Friday May 5, 2017;    6-9pm

Doric Lodge:  619 N. 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Admission: Free

Come celebrate the artists and photographers who bring the Fremont Solstice Parade to life.  We are holding an open reception to give our community the opportunity to learn more about the Fremont Solstice Parade and meet the artists, the 2016 Solstice Parade photographers, and the 2017 McKay Grants recipients who will be announced just prior to the event.

Come and be inspired!

The Dave McKay Parade Art Grant Fund supports the development of art and performance for the Fremont Solstice Parade. In an age of mass culture, a special kind of courage is needed to bring creative self-expression into the public arena. Dave McKay was a celebration artist who brought his master costume-design skills, thoughtful intention, and deep attention to detail and craftsmanship to all his art, especially in his work with the Fremont Solstice Parade and Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. He believed art and art making should be a part of everyone’s life. The primary goal of the Dave McKay Parade Art Grant Fund is to support artists in their efforts to bring engaging art to the streets of Fremont, and to enhance community creativity and collaboration.

Follow the links for more information about the McKay Parade Art Grant Fund, or the Fremont Solstice Parade, or to see all the ways you can support the Fremont Arts Council.

2017 Parade Open House

Please join us:

Saturday, May 20th, noon to 5:00pm

for an Open House celebration for the Fremont Solstice Parade.

Drop by the Powerhouse Art Studio at 3940 Fremont Ave N, Seattle 98103

The Powerhouse Art Studio is a Free, public studio space where we share parade art techniques and you can take part in building the parade.

Come learn your way around the studio and meet the artists who are working on the Fremont Solstice Parade. We will have tours, snacks to share and opportunities to get involved in the parade.

A time to relax, play, and unfetter our wildest dreams of celebratory street performance. Bring your ideas! Start your projects! Sign up to volunteer for cool stuff!

Generate ideas, dream, start building your entry in this year’s annual Fremont Solstice Parade, or join a group that’s already working on a project. Visitors are welcome to check out all the cool stuff in the Powerhouse: watch parade videos, discover more about international parade arts and festivals, costumes, giant puppets, and generally, get inspired. Donations of parade art, costumes, “goo gahs,” and other materials are welcome.

Parade Float & Ensemble Presentations Get inspired or join!

Learn about McKay Grant artists projects

Parade Art Brainstorm. Live music and parade bands.

Workshops: “How Not to Build a Float” Sage advice from veteran float builders

The Powerhouse Art Studio will have open workshop hours May 20th through June 16th

We will have classes and workshops! Watch for our schedule online:
We look forward to celebrating the Solstice with you!