On the heels of the joyful & exuberant Fremont Solstice Parade, the Fremont Arts Council celebrates the autumnal equinox on September 22nd with the sweet & illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake in Seattle. All are invited to participate. Many traditions around the world recognize the last days of the productive summer are about to shift into the dark and introspective time of winter. Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of our spirit as a community that will sustain us through the cold months.

Call for Art and Art Grants Available to those who want to jump in and get creative! Have something marvelous already created, or don’t need a grant? We’d love to have you!

We meet at dusk around 7pm at the Aqua Theater on the South shores of Green Lake. Hand made lanterns are for sale. The lantern procession proceeds clockwise around the lake from the Aqua Theater/bleachers on the SW corner, heading North to the Bathhouse. (This is the short way to the Bathhouse). Near the Bathhouse, join us for the Secret Banquet, where there is more art, live music, and hot cider.

Things to bring:  Drums, instruments, Blinky lighted costumes, lighted umbrellas, stilts, fun costumes and comfortable walking shoes! (No fire or flames, please.)

Click Here to see the artists and performers at the 2017 Luminata

Luminata Lantern-Making Workshops happen at the Powerhouse starting August 30th. Come down and make one for yourself, and help make more to sell at the event on Sept. 22nd. All proceeds benefit the Fremont Arts Council. Come down and say hello! It’s easy, fun, and an opportunity to connect with friends old and new. We 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.

Volunteers are wanted to help with various tasks – this event is simple to put on, but there’s always stuff to do – we need help with art workshops and day of the event help with setting up, serving treats, selling lanterns, and break-down & clean-up. Visit our volunteer page for more info!

{photo by B. Smythe 2014}