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Trolloween – The Haunt of Fremont

Trolloween, the birthday party for the Fremont Troll, has had a long and illustrious history for of 26 years. Many types of performances and music have celebrated the gatherings. Each year something different is done as a surprise for the costumed revelers, from fire dancing to comedies, satires to parodies.

This year, a new immersive performance is planned; a parody adapted from Jean Giradoux’s play “The Madwoman of Chaillot”, that will involve members of the audience to decide a public trial of the beauty of new buildings rising fast in Fremont, and whether judged good or poor, the resulting conclusion will be bursting with opinions.

The event will start at 7 PM as usual on October 31st at the Fremont Troll. An opening ceremony welcoming the rendering of the veil between our world and the spirit world will be invocated by a local bewitching sorceress. Soon a developer will demand a voice at the gathering, prompting a interruption of the rendering. The developer will demand that the folks leave the area, as new construction is destined to destroy the Fremont Troll and put in more apartments for the rich. And the oil under that Troll will pay all this for from all the vehicles leaking overhead. The rabble will demand a trial and with that the crazy old ladies of Fremont declare themselves the judges, the audience the jury. Many surprising twists are in store.

Following the performance, the Haunt of Fremont winds its way to the Doric Lodge for a lively party, donations requested, with a costume contest and music. The gathering at the Doric Lodge (619 N. 36th St) runs from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Want to help make this happen?
Click Here to Volunteer for Trolloween
•or, Email trolloweeen@fremontartscouncil.org to get involved!

{photo by H. Graham 2011}

October News: Luminata Thank You!, Trolloween & More.

Luminata – Thank You!

VOLUNTEERS! For joyful spirits, planning, workshops, setup, schlepping, hospitality, cleanup, and assisting artists in setting and operating their beautiful work in the park!

ARTISTS & PERFORMERS! For pushing the celebration over the top with your stunning creations, movement, music, and energy! Click Here to see Artists info

OUR SPONSORS! For the support in getting the nuts and bolts of this operation off the ground!

And most of all, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU! There is no Luminata without everyone who comes out! This “parade” was not a spectator sport. You all came to make this warm, glowing celebration an experience not soon forgotten. You arrived with lanterns, flash lights, instruments, costumes, sculptures…decorated umbrellas, bicycles, dogs, and babies…some of you had NO idea what you were walking into, and surrendered yourself to the creative vitality and spectacle! All of you brought a little bit of yourselves and your own autumnal traditions, and wove them into a luminous community quilt. Thank you all, and see you at Trolloween!

Trolloween – Tuesday October 31 at 7pm at the Fremont Troll

Trolloween is a the birthday party for the Fremont Troll. Historically many strange and playful things have occurred at this unique, immersive event. The celebration starts at 7pm sharp with a performance at the Fremont Troll on Halloween, October 31st. After the performance, we begin the Haunt of Fremont, marching around town with a band, and all of us in outrageous costumes. Come before 7pm and march away by 8m with us, or be left in the settling dust and lingering sounds of our rebellious laughter. Click here for event details.

Trolloween Call for Volunteers

Might you be interested in helping with Trolloween? Click here to volunteer.

Call for Photos

Do you have fabulous, professional quality photos of Luminata, Trolloween or other FAC events that you would like to share with us? Perhaps they will show up on our website or social media sometime soon. Click Here for details.

Fall Membership Drive

FAC members are artists and collaborators who come together to create creative celebrations year-round. Your membership helps to keep the lights on, the rent paid and art supplies flowing for a this community art making and fun organization. Click here to join or renew. Click here to make a donation.
Our Commitment to Social Justice and Inclusiveness

During these historic times, we want to affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations. We are actively reaching out to expand our community so that we can find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible. Please let us know at fac@fremontartscouncil.org if you want to be involved in this planning.

How to Get Involved

Volunteer

Have you been hankering to get more involved with FAC? We need you and your talents! Let us know who you are and what you’re interested in, and we promise to find a fun way to involve you. Click here to volunteer

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-8:30 pm

This month: Luminata debrief & Ideas for Trolloween. Please join us at our monthly COW meeting. This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Share ideas and one minute announcements of interest to our community. Meet and Greet. Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our inner circle of friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe: click here to visit FACList then click “subscribe”. (or send an email to fac@fremontartscouncil.org and ask us to sign you up!)

Support Us!

Want to keep the Fremont Arts Council in glitter and goo-gahs? We could not create our events and community art workshops without the support of our community. Donate or become a member here

Join a Leadership Team

Program and Events Leadership Team Meeting – Tuesday, October 3, 7-8:30 pm

Your ideas and participation are needed to help create Luminata, Trolloween and the Feast of the Winter Solstice. Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Agenda includes planning for Trolloween, Feast of the Winter Solstice and Powerhouse improvements. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting – Wednesday, October 18 7-8:30 pm

This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also create outreach materials, including website and social media. Agenda includes planning for fundraising to help the FAC thrive. Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley). Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org

{photo R. Falk, 2017}

Get Involved: October Meetings

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion Group

The “FAC List” is a moderated discussion group for our inner circle of friends that want to stay in touch, learn about our current happenings, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  click here to visit FACList then click “subscribe”. (or send an email to fac@fremontartscouncil.org and ask us to sign you up!)

 

October Meetings:

At a Glance (details below)

  • Tues Oct 3: Program and Events Leadership Team (PELT) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • Tues Oct 10: Committee of the Whole (COW) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • Wed. Oct 18: Communications Outreach and Development (COD) – meets at Works Progress

Committee of the Whole (COW)

Please Join Us for the Committee of the Whole – Lovingly known as the COW!

This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next.

  • This month:  Luminata debrief & ideas for Trolloween.

Tuesday October 10
Monthly on the Second Tuesdays 7 – 8:30pm at the Powerhouse Art Studio. (3940 Fremont Ave. N)

The monthly COW meetings include opportunities to:

  • Hear one minute announcements from our community
  • Share your creative adventures and engage others
  • Learn how to get involved in upcoming events and artful gatherings
  • Brainstorm!
  • Hear presentations from community members about cool projects and events
  • Find out what the FAC Leadership Teams are up to, and how to get involved.

Leadership Teams:

Did you know that Trolloween and the Feast are created by volunteers? Come on down to the planning meetings this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen!    Your ideas and participation are needed.

Time: Gather at 7 pm. Meetings will start promptly at 7:10 and adjourn by 9pm.

Tuesday October 3: Program and Events Leadership Team

This team meets 1st Tuesdays at: The Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N.

The Events team will plan and produce awesome and memorable events and art workshops and develop ideas for new events and programs. It’s time to plan for the 2017 Trolloween, Feast of the Winter Solstice, and hear about the Powerhouse improvements we are dreaming up!. “Here, Hold This”!

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Wednesday October 18: Communications, Outreach & Development (COD) Leadership Team

This team now meets 3rd Wednesdays at: Works Progress Co-work Space: 115 N. 85th St. #202 (Across 85th from Bartells. Enter around back from the alley off 1st Ave NW).

The COD team will plan and secure funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. Refresh our fundraising and outreach materials, including website and social media.

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The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

— The FAC is powered by volunteers.

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}