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Seeking Parade Staff
In support of the 2020 Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC is looking for a Parade Coordinator and an Administrative Manager. These are temporary contract positions through June 30, 2020, with a volunteer stipend. Graduate level students looking for internship are also encouraged to apply.

Call for Poster Art for 2020 Fremont Solstice Parade!

Hello Artists and Graphic Designers!

Every year the Fremont Arts Council makes a poster for the Fremont Solstice Parade. We also use the design elements in parade promotions like postcards and ads. These design pieces are distributed and displayed all over the region.

We invite artists to submit designs for consideration for use in this year’s campaign. The successful artist will be awarded $250 honorarium for the design, a membership in the Fremont Arts Council, a profile on our website crediting you with this year’s design; and the grand notoriety of your design representing this beloved Seattle event.

  • Proposals due: March 19
  • Finalist notified: March 22
  • Final Design due: April 5

Proposal to include:

  • Your contact info, including a phone number
  • A brief description and/or sketch of your poster idea(s)
  • 3-5 images that represent your work
  • A brief statement that expresses your interest in the Fremont Solstice Parade and the Fremont Arts Council
  • (optional) Your website link
  • (optional) A short bio

Please send your proposal no later than March 19 to or deliver them to the Power House Art Studio, 3940 Fremont Ave. N. Powerhouse hours are indeterminate; please feel free to use the mail slot on our front door!

The design should be simple and eye catching, and reflect the spirit of this community celebration. Themes to consider: music; dance; large puppets; bicycles; Joie de Vivre; public spectacle; The Longest Day of The Year. Let us know how you see the Parade!

The final poster will be 11×17 and include the following information in clear, legible font:

  • Heading: Fremont Arts Council’s (smaller than title)
  • Title: 2020 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration
  • Subtitle: Saturday, June 20th, 2020 1 PM (smaller than title)
  • Text: Follow us to Gas Works Park for more; Great Food & Beer Garden; Art and Family Fun!
  • Space for Sponsor logos: 1/8th of total page


Thanks so much!

Fremont Arts Council
Everyone is an Artist!

McKay Grants Available for Parade Artists

Design and creation funds for art projects in the Fremont Solstice Parade, which transform the street into theater with social commentary and the unexpected.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by April 5th, 2020

See McKay Grants for Artists page for full details and application.

In an age of mass culture, a special kind of courage is needed to bring creative self-expression into the public arena.  Dave McKay embodied this courage.  He was a celebration artist who brought his master costume-design skills, thoughtful intention, and deep attention to detail and craftsmanship to all his art, especially in his work with the Fremont Solstice Parade and Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. He believed art and art making should be a part of everyone’s life.  The primary goal of the Dave McKay Parade Art Grant Fund is to support artists in their efforts to bring engaging art to the streets of Fremont, and to enhance community creativity and collaboration.

2019 Fremont Solstice Parade & Celebration is Saturday, June 20, 2020

The FAC most often funds proposals from artists for the development of parade ensembles.  Parade ensembles are groups of five or more people, working within a common theme, performing in procession.  Proposals for parade-related art installations (Gas Works Park, gateways, etc.,) and other crazy ideas that elevate the artistic quality of the event are also accepted for funding consideration.

Applicants:  Any artist or artist group who has a vision for something awesome they want to bring to life in front of thousands of people should send us their idea.

The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) is a community-based celebration arts organization. We value volunteer-ism; community participation; artistic expression; and the sharing of arts skills.  We welcome the participation of everyone regardless of who they are, or what they think or believe.

The rules of the Fremont Solstice Parade, which make this event distinct from other types of parades, are:
· No written or printed words or logos
· No animals (except service animals)
· No motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs)
· No real (or real looking) weapons or fire.

The Fremont Arts Council’s Solstice Parade and Celebration is one of Seattle’s freakiest and most fun events. We celebrate the longest day of the year through street theater; public spectacle; and a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression! Express yourself this year in Fremont.