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 if you want to be involved in this planning.

How to 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

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 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

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

{photo R. Falk, 2017}

Luminata 2017

Join us in celebration of the autumnal equinox on Thursday September 21 with the sweet and illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake. All are invited to participate. We meet at dusk around 7pm at the Aqua Theater on the South shores of Green Lake. Hand made lanterns are for sale starting at 6pm.  The lantern procession proceeds clockwise, heading North to the Bathhouse. Near the bathhouse, joins for the Secret Banquet, where there is more art, live music and hot cider.

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{photo by A. Santiago 2016}

Luminata Artists 2017

Luminata is a lantern procession held at Green Lake on Thursday September 21, 2017. Gather at dusk near the Aqua Theater for hand made lanterns, an opening ceremony and a lantern procession that ends at our Secret Banquet near the Bath House Theater.

The Fremont Arts Council is pleased to announce the artists and performers for Luminata 2017:

Opening Ceremony Music
Artist: Rafe Pearlman

Procession Music
Artist: One Love Band
Artist: Vamola

Secret Banquet Music
Artist: Ricky Gene Powell

Artists and Performers:


Artist: Elise Koncsek

Beacons consists of 10 suspended wooden lanterns, each one cubic foot in size, lit from the inside by arduino-controlled LED rings which cast shadows on the faces of visitors. The beacons invite passers-by to spin them and play with the dancing patterns of light and shadow.


Artist: Team Caveglow

Coralume is a colorful, interactive installation that merges land and water, highlighting our disappearing coral reefs and showcasing a variety of phenomenal organisms. Parade-goers will be able to interact with the installation’s touch-activated elements.

Dance of the Light Warriors

Artist: Poi-fect Alchemy Dance

Poifect Alchemy performers create an illuminated painting as they spin. A state known as "flow" is created for both the performer and the audience in a symbiotic relationship. This performance is sure to help the community transition into the dark and introspective time of winter. The troop was formed last year by a retired school nurse that discovered the health benefits of this ancient circus/martial art.

Dodacahedrons and Icosahedrons

Artist: Daniel Metzler

We are celebrating the autumnal equinox with the creation of two settings of three luminaries each. Once set of luminaries are dodecahedrons and the other icosahedrons. The luminaries range in size from 12" to 36".

Electric Flowers

Artist: Randy Garbrick

A sculpture of giant lighted flowers with participant interaction to change the colors of the flowers.

Fragile and Light

Artist: Sandy Ruffin

Fragile & Light is an exploration of light and shadows, using small LEDs to light gilded eggshells. The sculpture is both fragile and strong, both light and dark. The play of light and shadow across the surfaces of the eggs, as well as the cast light and shadows, invites viewers to move around the work, exploring the delicate differences found in a change of viewpoint.

Light in the Dark

Artist: Sean Carleton

A solar powered steel structure with glass elements that illuminate at sunset. It is a light beacon demonstrating visual understanding of solar power in a vertical light display. The aesthetic has been described as 'from space', 'beacon', and 'rocket'. Visually, it is a lightly caged three sided structure which houses three petals that fold down similar to a flower.

Luminata Dragon

Artist: Art Program at Fircrest School

A dragon with 9-foot wings, and 21 feet long (in 3 parts) - to honor the equinox. It will be lit from inside with motion detector lights. The red eyes will light up and the dragon may roar when anyone approaches. The body is flexible and translucent.

Masked in Light

Artist: Joe Griffith

A projection mapping rig will create live architectural projections on a building or facade. Projections are bright, colorful and family friendly. They are designed to create a sense of wonder and joy. They work with symmetry, geometric displacement, particles, fractals, wireframe, lumia and liquid effects. Visual content is mixed live and on the fly. Visitors are welcome to move in front of the projectors, interacting with the projected images and co-creating new imagery and experiences.

Ookpik the Snowy Owl

Artist: Kelly Wardle

White flash of feathers float

Spreading into silver moonlight

Graced by harmony

This 9.5’ snowy owl light installation is set just above eye level and dances to very soft music with her synchronized LED lights. Her feathers glow in shades of white, ranging from the bluest side of the spectrum to the yellowest. She is a serene and magical creature who is mesmerizing to watch. It’s both entertaining and relaxing to stand or lay in front of her for a few minutes.

Sea Horse

Artist: Sarah Lovett

A giant illuminated sea horse; handcrafted of reed, paper, and silk

Silk Hangings

Artist: Peter Toms

A ring of yellow silks.

Star and Mooncatcher costumes

Artist: Ivy Thompson

A black spangled LED gown as the "stars" and a "moon catcher" with a glowing orb.

String of Pearls

Artist: Pickled Okra

A musical performance with lanterns. The intention is to gather musicians and be creative. It will look like a string of pearls. The pearls will walk in the parade, then set up a jam circle until everyone has satisfied their need to play music.

Uwah - long eared owl puppet

Artist: Sarah Lovett

a Giant Illuminated Owl Puppet; handcrafted of reed, paper, and silk. It is performed by 4 people on poles . It flies above the procession.

Wings Alight

Artist: Lily Harrison

A performance of isis wings movement with bioluminescent butterfly wings. The butterfly beckons people to dance with her and the glowing wings as a physically and visually stimulating experience in a flowing and never stopping movement light.

{photo by: K. Wardle 2016}