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

Plus, wanna learn to teach lantern workshops? We’d love to have you as a volunteer and we’ll show you the ropes, and provide everything you need, and a teaching-buddy, to boot.  email

Powerhouse Art Studio
3940 Fremont Ave N
Seattle 98103

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{Photo by B.Smythe 2015}

September News: Luminata, Art workshops, Call for art and More

Luminata – Thursday September 21 at 7pm at Green Lake

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.  Click here for event details.     Click here to volunteer.


Luminata Lantern-Making Workshops!  Starting Aug 30 at the Powerhouse

Come one, come all! Our Luminata lantern workshops are kicking off this Wednesday, and we hope you’ll join in the fun.  We’ll be teaching you how to make both paper mache and painted lanterns. We have all the materials you’ll need, though feel free to bring beautiful papers with you, for decorating. Come make one for yourself, and help make more to sell at the event on Sept. 21st. All proceeds benefit the Fremont Arts Council. It’s easy, fun, and an opportunity to connect with friends old and new.   Click here for workshop calendar.   Click here to volunteer.


Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance

Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. Please let us know your ideas by Sept. 12. Click here for details.

Stay tuned.  On about September 1 we will announce the recipients of this year’s Luminata art grants. Click here for details.


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, September 12, 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. 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.  This month:  See photos and video from the 2017 Fremont Solstice Parade; while we talk about the parade.  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”.

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, September 5, 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 Luminata and Trolloween. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.  Questions? Email

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, September 20 7-8:30 pm *** Update: This meeting CANCELLED***

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 upcoming fundraising campaigns.  Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley). Questions? Email


Luminata Artist Awards 2017

The Fremont Arts Council is pleased to announce the 2017 Luminata Art Grant Awards:


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.

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.