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}

Feast 2017 – Thank You! (and, “How’d it Go?”)

(we’d love to hear your feedback. Please, Take a moment and tell us about your night?)

THANK YOU to all who made the 2017 Feast of the Winter Solstice a fabulous success! Thank you to everyone that showed up to celebrate! And, THANK YOU to the artists, performers and volunteers who helped transform the Great Hall!

Thank you to our installation artists:

  • Mandala: Valerie Thompson
  • Tea House: Marie LeBlanc, Will Mitchell, Giovanni Dellino, Trina Doerfler
  • Dogody: Sarah Lovett
  • Buxi: Mylinda Sneed (Shadow Puppets/ Altar)
  • Frozen Falls: Elise Konscek
  • Mural: Brigette Lagarde
  • Black Light Shrine: Bill Ratcliffe
  • Breathing Machine: Trina Cooper
  • Psyche Puppet: Tori Ellison
  • Rainbow Puppet: Angela Pershnokov
  • Murals: Lee Robinson

Thank you to the fabulous musicians and Performers:

Main Stage:

  • Choro Loco
  • Sonic Shiva
  • The Close Seconds
  • Marcus Garthe: Cyrius Acro
  • Ya El Yanich and friends (Ritual)
  • Lance Scott and friends (Drumming)
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Second Stage / “Art Stage”:

  • Melanie Reed
  • Mossy Raven
  • Bruce E.
  • USER
  • Rainbear Cult

Thank you to the many volunteers and to these volunteer crew leaders:

  • Artistic Vision: Sarah Lovett
  • Construction & Lighting: Peter Weston, Clayton Smith, Paul Kahle, Rob Falk
  • Entertainment: Balou del Rosa, Gary Mula, Adam Sheridan, Alan Camhi
  • First Aid: Pamela Dales
  • Food Tables: Lee Zuhars, Asia Casebolt, Barb Ingram
  • Headdress: Ellie, Jordana, Rachel, Rebecca
  • Invitations: Laura B.
  • Kid Camp: Michael, Andrea & Emma
  • Recycling: Paul Trebach (and Susan Harper)
  • Ritual: Yael Yanich
  • Security: Jean Peck
  • Tea House: Marie, Will, Giovanni, Trina

Thank you to the leadership and planning team:

  • Balou Dela Rosa, Farley Harding, Linda Greenway, Susan Harper

Thank you to all the other volunteers that helped with planning, the build, making the food, keeping us safe, watching the door, creating headdresses, construction, tea house, kids space, lighting, ambience, artistry and décor! — and for the huge clean up after!

We love you!

{photo L. Hurst, 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