On the heels of the joyful & exuberant Fremont Solstice Parade, the Fremont Arts Council celebrates the autumnal equinox on September 21st with the sweet & illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake Park in Seattle. Many traditions around the world recognize the last days of the productive summer are about to shift into the dark and introspective time of winter. Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of our spirit as a community that will sustain us through the cold months.
We meet at dusk around 7pm at the Boat House on the South shores of Green Lake Park. Hand made lanterns are for sale. The lantern procession proceeds clockwise around the lake from the boat house/bleachers on the SW corner, heading North to the Bathhouse. (This is the short way to the Bathhouse). Near the Bathhouse, join us for the Secret Banquet, where there is more art, live music, and hot cider.
Things to bring: Drums, instruments, Blinky lighted costumes, lighted umbrellas, stilts, fun costumes and comfortable walking shoes! (No fire or flames, please.)
Luminata Public Art Workshops happen at the Powerhouse. Come down and make one for yourself, and help make more to sell at the event on Sept. 21st. All proceeds benefit the Fremont Arts Council. Come down and say hello. It’s light work, so a good time to connect. We also appreciate supply donations: namely transparent or semi-transparent handmade paper, jars with wide mouths, decorative garden sticks/thin and gnarly branches. Check out the calendar here: Public Art Workshops
Volunteers are wanted to help with various tasks – this event is simple to put on, but there’s always stuff to do – we need help with art workshops and day of the event help with setting up, serving treats, selling lanterns, and break-down & clean-up. Visit our volunteer page for more info!
Luminata 2016 was supported by a grant from Arts in Parks Program. We appreciate their investment in our vibrant community. For more information about the program, visit their website: http://www.seattle.gov/arts/arts-in-parks