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February News

Seeking Board Members

It is that time of year when the FAC elects members to the Board of Directors. Many of our current board are returning to serve the community, but there is more room for your or for someone you think would make a great addition to FAC leadership.  The 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade is just around the corner! So now is the time to step-up your participation in this fun, creative, and community building organization – We Need You!  Details …

Hello/Goodbye Viaduct Art Festival Processional

The Fremont Arts Council is proud to have been invited to coordinate a procession for the art festival on Saturday Feb. 2 to say goodbye to the Viaduct.  A fine process of bands, stilt walkers, skywriters, giant puppets, salmon, dancers and more gave a heartfelt goodbye to Seattle’s viaduct.

Petit Troll Parade —  Sunday, March 3, 2019

This petit parade is done in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Sunday, March 3rd (just before Fat Tuesday), we will do a flash-mob-style procession, pulling our tiny glittering floats through the Fremont Sunday Market while the band plays. Workshops start Saturday, February 23rd. Check the Powerhouse Calendar for details or come to the next COW meeting and find out how you can play with us!  Details .

Fremont Solstice Parade — Saturday, June 22, 2019

McKay Grants Available for Parade Artists

Design and creation funds are available for art projects in the Fremont Solstice Parade, which transform the street into theater with social commentary and the unexpected.  McKay Artist Grants fund proposals from artists for the development of parade ensembles, art installations and other crazy ideas that elevate the artistic quality of the event.   Details …

Seeking Design Proposals for the Fremont Solstice Parade Poster

Every year we make a poster for the Fremont Solstice Parade. We also use the design elements in parade promotions. These design pieces are distributed and displayed all over the region. We invite arts to submit designs for consideration for use in this year’s campaign.  Details …

Seeking Parade Staff

In support of the 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC is looking for a Donor Relations Coordinator, and a Parade Coordinator. These are temporary contract positions through June 30, 2019, with a volunteer stipend.  Graduate level students, looking for internship are also encouraged to apply.

Be in the Parade!

Will you be in the parade?  Plans are percolating.   Tell us about your parade ensemble ideas!

Are you interested in performing at the celebration at gasworks? We would love to hear from you! Please fill out our musician/performer application to tell us more.

Parade Call for Sponsors – Support the Parade!

Be a Solstice hero! Become an individual donor, member or a sponsor, and be a part of bringing the wild and wonderful  Fremont Solstice Parade to the streets.  Details …

Join a Leadership Team!

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support community celebration art and events throughout the year?  This is your chance to meet a parade of new friends and grow in your knowledge about celebration art.  It is a wonderful way to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and to help make community art happen and thrive. Details …

Call for Photos

Do you have fabulous, professional quality photos of Luminata, Trolloween, Feast 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. Share a link with media@fremontartscouncil.org.  Details . . .

All Are Welcome Here

We  affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for people of all races and backgrounds to create art and celebrations. There is no place for racism, sexism or sexual harassment at our events or in in our community.  In support of this, the Fremont Arts Council affirms our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion.    Details …

Get Involved!

Volunteers are Needed!

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 scratch that creative itch. Volunteer …

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting –  Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  Petit Troll!  Parade planning!  Looking for new Board members!   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 and Eat snacks. Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved.  Hear from and get involved with FAC leadership teams.  Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle at 7 pm.

Join the “FAC List” our Online Collaboration 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, participate in event planning, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  Subscribe to our Mailing List – and check the “get more involved” option for  “FAC List – Subscribe Me”

Support Community Art!

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 …

Join a Leadership Team

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support community celebration art and events throughout the year?  This is your chance to meet a parade of new friends and grow in your knowledge about celebration art.  It is a wonderful way to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and to help make community art happen and thrive.  Leadership teams gather at our monthly COW meeting on the second Tuesday each month, 7pm at the Powerhouse.  Details …

Events Team:  This team plans and make possible these community celebration events, workshops, and more!

Communications, Outreach and Development Team: This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations.

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The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist!  Petit Troll

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{photo: L. Greenway 2019}

Get Involved: Upcoming Meetings

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:  Subscribe to our Mailing List – and check the “get more involved” option for  “FAC List – Subscribe Me”

Please Join Us for the Committee of the Whole – Lovingly known as the COW!

This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Meet and Greet and Eat snacks.

  • This month:   Tuesday February 12 7 – 8:30 pm

Monthly on the Second Tuesdays  7pm at the Powerhouse. (3940 Fremont Ave N.)

The monthly COW meetings include opportunities to:

  • Hear one minute announcements from our community
  • Share your creative adventures and engage others
  • Learn how to get involved in upcoming events and artful gatherings
  • Brainstorm!
  • Hear presentations from community members about cool projects and events
  • Find out what the FAC Leadership Teams are up to, and how to get involved.

Leadership Teams:

Did you know that the Feast is created by volunteers? Come on down to the COW meeting this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen! Your ideas and participation are needed.

Events Team:  We are in the thick of planning for Petit Troll!  Planning for the Fremont Solstice Parade is getting underway.  The Powerhouse art studio will be hopping with activities soon. Please join us at our monthly COW meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more.

Outreach Team:  This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations. Agenda includes planning for upcoming fundraising campaigns.

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The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

— The FAC is powered by volunteers.

 

All Are Welcome Here

We  affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for people of all races and backgrounds to create art and celebrations. There is no place for racism, sexism or sexual harassment at our events or in in our community.  In support of this, the Fremont Arts Council affirms our Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion.  Details …

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}

Fremont Solstice Parade 2019

Fremont Solstice Parade

Saturday June 22, 2019
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 (coming soon)
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 M. Jee, 2018}