Materials and In-kind Donations
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 other “scrounged” 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 (3940 Fremont Ave. N.)
is open for donations (and making art!):
May 19 – June 22, 2013
Please do NOT leave or drop donations except during studio hours. We do not accept “drop-offs”. We have very limited storage and can only take materials that we will have a use for. (Dropping materials without consent is considered DUMPING ~ 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 / parade (at) fremontartscouncil (dot) org
- Paper: Brown paper bags, rolls of construction paper
Other paper: colored craft paper, white sheet paper
- Cardboard: 4’x4’ or larger only. (Single-ply is best.)
- Large pieces of fabric: Especially, solid colors, phur, pleather, knits, and sparkle fabrics.
(none smaller than 3 yards.)
- Flat sheets (like those for hotels: ask the Head of Housekeeping for their old and worn sheets. These are great for dying or painting.)
- 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, but lame in a parade.)
NO oil based paint
- Scissors- kids and adults
- Sparkles: Glitter, sequins, jewels, feathers, phlowers (help us put the “Fance in fancy!)
- Colored markers (preferably permanent, paint, or fabric markers)
- Tape: duct / masking / electrical (all colors – good for hoops!) / packing
- Electric Hot-Pot (1/2 gal. size)
- Rope: not tangled and dirty please (long lengths)
- Tarps: clean and without fray
- Bamboo: poles / rods: Over 8′ only please.
- 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, rags (clean and cut)
- 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 for standing 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)
NO NO NO!
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- We are trying to get our tools streamlined (i.e., all the same staplers)
(Hand tools are OK, see list above.)
- 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 (& 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!
If you have an item you think would be useful, but don’t see it on this list please email “parade (at) fremontartscouncil (dot) org” 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.
Do you have goods or services that would be beneficial in helping us bring the community together through art?
Please email “parade (at) fremontartscouncil (dot) org” with information about your prospective donation.
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/unneeded 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 to go is King County Solid Waste’s “what do I do with?” website.
You can also call the household hazards line to ask our experts how to best dispose of items: 206-296-4692