Green Lake Park

Saturday September 22, 2018

7:00 – 10:00 pm

The Fremont Solstice Parade floats are stowed away, and the summer days have begun to shorten. It’s time for Luminata! The Fremont Arts Council celebrates the autumnal equinox on September 22nd at Green Lake Park to bid farewell to summer and move gently into autumn with our annual illuminated celebration.

Full participation is open to the public! 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.

We begin our celebration with a ceremony at the Aqua Theater at the south shores of Green Lake. Everyone is invited to bring lanterns, glowing umbrellas, luminous costumes, or other beaming creations to parade around the lake. Hand-decorated lanterns created at workshops by your friends and neighbors will be available for sale at the Luminata Lantern Shoppe to complement your ensemble and keep you glowing through the long nights to come. Throughout the park you will encounter magical art installations, music, performances, and a secret banquet!

Call for Art
Deadline: 9/12/18

Do you have an illuminated creation or performance piece swimming in your mind, in progress, or created and itching to get out into the world? The Fremont Arts Council is seeking proposals for large-scale art installations, movable creations, experiences, and performances to transform the entire park for the event! Please submit your proposal by midnight Saturday, September 12th. Click here to see the Luminata Artists of 2017!

Artist Grants

Deadline: 8/17/2018 Grant applications are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied!

If you need a little push getting something spectacular off the ground, Artist Grants are available to those who apply by midnight Friday, August 17th.


Beginning August 22nd

The Powerhouse

3940 Fremont Ave N

We believe everyone is an artist. So come make art with us at the Luminata Lantern Workshops! We will have all the materials you need, but feel free to bring your favorite translucent handmade or tissue papers, garden sticks, or thin gnarly branches you have in your arts and crafts stash. Workshop hosts will be on hand to guide you through the process. This is a make & take workshop. Everyone is invited to make a lantern to take home and bring with them to the celebration, and make two (or 3 or more) additional lanterns to supply the Luminata Lantern Shoppe. If you don’t have the time, a donation of $20 is greatly appreciated. All proceeds from the lantern sales help make Luminata possible.


Events Team Meeting August 7th at 7PM

Volunteer Orientation August 18th & 19th

The Powerhouse

Get involved and make an art event! We need your help to imagine art, experiences, and performances that can work together around Green Lake Park to transform the entire space into the event.  We also need workshop hosts and assistants, and day-of hands for setup, the secret banquet, the Luminata Lantern Shop, and clean-up. Come to the PELT meeting or visit our volunteer page for more info!

{photo by K. Wardle, 2017}