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January News: Get Involved!

Fremont Arts Council’s January News:

Feast of the Winter Solstice – Thank You (and “How’d it Go?”)

THANK YOU to all who made the 2017 Feast of the Winter Solstice a fabulous success! Follow the link for a list of artists, performers and volunteers who helped transform the Great Hall! We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your night?  Details …

Seeking Board Members

It is that time of year when the FAC elects members to the Board of Directors. Many of our current board are returning to serve the community, but there is more room for your or for someone you think would make a great addition to FAC leadership.  2018 will be the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade! So now is the time to step-up your participation in this fun, creative, and community building organization – We Need You!  Details …

FAC Happy Hour and Mixer, hosted by the FAC Board of Directors —  Thursday, January 18, 6-8PM

Have you always wondered about what really makes the Fremont Arts Council tick? Interested in getting involved in the creative magic-making year-round? Join the Board of Directors for a Happy Hour at The Backdoor at Roxy’s in Fremont, 462 N 36th St.! Mix and mingle with FAC Board members, and fellow creative instigators. We have information to share with you about what happens behind the Powerhouse doors, and also complimentary appetizers (heavy hors d’oeuvres?) courtesy of our friends at the Backdoor. $5 drink tickets are available for beer, wine and well drinks.

RSVP by January 16th to fac@fremontartscouncil.org. Details …

Seeking a Donor Relations Manager

In support of the 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC is looking for a Donor Relations Manager. This is a temporary contract positions through June 30, 2018, with a volunteer stipend.  Graduate level students, looking for internship are also encouraged to apply.  Details …

Join a Leadership Team!

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support community celebration art and events throughout the year?  This is your chance to meet a parade of new friends and grow in your knowledge about celebration art.  It is a wonderful way to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and to help make community art happen and thrive. Details …

Petit Troll Parade —  Sunday, February 11

This tiny parade is done in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Sunday, February 11th (just before Fat Tuesday), we will do a flash-mob-style procession, pulling our mini-glittering themed floats through the Fremont Sunday Market. Come to the January COW meeting and find out how you can play with us!

All Are Welcome Here

We  affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for people of all races and backgrounds to create art and celebrations. There is no place for racism, sexism or sexual harassment at our events or in in our community. We are actively working on guidelines, policies and practices to more clearly articulate and carry forward our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion. Please let us know at  fac@fremontartscouncil.org if you want to be involved in this planning.    

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 scratch that creative itch. Volunteer …

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting —  Tuesday, January 9, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  Bring our Petit Trolls to life! This tiny parade is done in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Come to the COW and find out how you can play with us   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 and Eat snacks. 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 Collaboration 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, participate in event planning, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  Subscribe to our Mailing List – and check the “get more involved” option for  “FAC List – Subscribe Me”

Support Community Art!

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 …

Join a Leadership Team

Program and Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Tuesday, February 6, 7-8:30 pm

(No January meeting) The 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade will be here sooner than you think!  And before that we have May Day. Your mind, hands, and time are crucial to making our this year’s Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration the best one yet!  Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting  to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.  Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, January 17 7-8:30 pm

This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations. Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley). Questions? Email fac@fremontartscouncil.org

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

Questions? fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Powerhouse: 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103
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{photo L. Hurst, 2017}

Fremont Solstice Parade 2018

Fremont Solstice Parade

Saturday June 16, 2018
Start Time: 1 PM

Come celebrate the longest day of the year through profound street theater, public spectacle, and a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. This handmade parade consists of human-powered floats and community-based ensembles.

Everyone is welcome to join the parade!
Start planning your art and ensembles!
McKay Grants for Artists (To be announced in March)
Powerhouse art studio will be open in May.
Get involved: volunteer

The Fremont Solstice Parade’s unique character is defined by a few simple rules:
☼ No printed words or logos
☼ No live animals (except guide animals):
☼ No motorized vehicles: We allow motorized vehicles for handicapped access only. Our parade is a human-powered parade!
☼ No actual weapons or fire: Safety first!

{photo W. Austin 2017}

Happy Hour & Mixer, hosted by the Board of Directors – Jan. 18

Happy Hour and Mixer, hosted by the FAC Board of Directors
—- Thursday, January 18, 6-8PM

Have you always wondered about what really makes the Fremont Arts Council tick? Interested in getting involved in the creative magic-making year-round? Join the Board of Directors for a Happy Hour at the Backdoor at Roxy’s in Fremont, 462 N 36th St.!

Mix and mingle with FAC Board members, and fellow creative instigators. We have information to share with you about what happens behind the Powerhouse doors, and also complimentary appetizers (heavy hors d’oeuvres?) courtesy of our friends at the Backdoor. $5 drink tickets are available for beer, wine and well drinks.

RSVP by January 16th to fac@fremontartscouncil.org