Luminata Lantern Making Workshops

2017 Luminata — Lantern-Making Workshops!

Luminata is around the corner; time to find wonder in the changing of the seasons and celebrate the Autumnal Equinox. Join your friends for a Procession of Light on Thursday, September 21 at Green Lake.

Luminata Lantern Making Workshops are happening at the Powerhouse, starting August 30th. Come down, 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 going to be easy, fun, and an opportunity to connect with friends old and new.

We would greatly appreciate supply donations if you have any to spare. We are looking for patterned tissue paper, transparent or translucent handmade paper, decorative garden sticks, and thin gnarly branches.

You Power the House! Thank you!

Come to one workshop or many:

Wednesday August 30: 6-9 pm
Thursday August 31: 6 – 9pm
Thursday September 7: 6- 9pm
Friday, September 8: 6-9
Saturday September 9: 1 – 5pm
Wednesday September 13: 6 – 9pm
Thursday September 14: 6 – 9pm
Friday September 15: 6 – 9pm
Saturday September 16: 1- 5pm
Monday September 18: 5- 9pm

Powerhouse Art Studio
3940 Fremont Ave N
Seattle 98103

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{Photo by B.Smythe 2015}

August News: Luminata planning, Parade after-glow and More

Hot on the heels of our wonderful Fremont Solstice Parade® and Celebration, we are already dreaming up what’s next. Summer is a great time to come play in the sandbox with us! Here’s what’s happening:

The 29th Annual Fremont Solstice® Parade 2017
Thanks to the inspired artists, hard-working volunteers, and the cheering crowds on the street, the Fremont Solstice® Parade brought the community together for a dazzling summer celebration! Thanks also to our generous sponsors for helping to make it possible for over 40 community-based, people-powered ensembles to strut down the streets of Fremont, wending their way to Gasworks for a rockin’ after-party. Next year is number 30! What splendid floats, costumes, and revelry will you create?

Luminata – Let’s Make Plans! Tuesday, Aug 1, 7-8:30 pm
The Autumn Equinox is less than 2 months away, so it’s time to begin dreaming up our fall lantern festival, Luminata. Everyone is welcome to join in the planning! We have a myriad of ways for you to get involved. Meet with us at the Powerhouse at 3940 Fremont Avenue N., Seattle. Questions? Email Also, be sure to mark your calendar for Luminata on Thursday September 21 at 7pm at Green Lake.

Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance — and Art Grants Available
Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. We are offering Art Grants ranging from $100 – $500. Application deadlines is August 18, 2017 (for funding) or Sept. 12 (if not requesting funding). Click here for details.

Council of the Whole (COW) Meeting Tuesday, Aug 8, 7-8:30 pm
Please join us at our monthly COW meeting. This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Agenda includes a parade de-brief. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.

Parade Afterglow Party – Sunday, August 20th 4-8 p.m.
Join us for a BBQ to celebrate YOU — the volunteers, ensembles, cheerleaders, true believers, and all humans that power the Fremont Solstice Parade!! See you at 41 Dravus Street, Seattle. Bring yourself and a side dish, appetizer or dessert to share, and parade photos, videos, stories and musical instruments! We’ll provide burgers & dogs (with vegetarian options) & the fixings, as well as beer & sangria. The evening includes: time to mingle and share stories, live music, view parade video and photos, and a spontaneous ceremony to celebrate our creative community. Plus, receive a SWAG bag of FAC gratitude. RSVP is appreciated to help us plan for you:

Float Storage (we found it!)
The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) is thrilled to report that we’ve found float storage! We are so grateful to Seattle City Light, council members Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien and many others at the City for their leadership in securing this space for years to come. “The Fremont Solstice Parade is part of the history and fabric of our community. It’s one of only five City-wide events officially designated by the City of Seattle. We are pleased to help them find a great space to preserve an important part of Seattle’s culture,” said Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Larry Weis.

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 find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible.

Get Involved
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

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 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 get involved to help the FAC thrive. To subscribe: send a blank email to

The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist!


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Get Involved: August Meetings

August Meetings:

At a Glance (details below)

  • Tues Aug 1: Program and Events Leadership Team (PELT) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • Tues Aug 8: Committee of the Whole (COW) – meets at the Powerhouse
  • Wed. Aug 16: 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. The monthly COW meetings provide an opportunity to engage FAC members and others in a discussion, and in the creative work and activities of the FAC.

    Tuesday August 5
    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 Luminata is 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 August 1: 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 Luminata and much more!

    Wednesday August 16: 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.


  • RSVP (optional!) by email to
  • Want to know more about the leadership teams? Please drop by the meetings, or visit:
  • Questions can be directed to
  • The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

    — The FAC is powered by volunteers.