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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”

April Meetings:

At a Glance (details below)

  • Tues August 1: Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team (PELT) – meets at the Powerhouse (first Tuesdays)
  • Tues August 8:  Committee of the Whole (COW) – meets at the Powerhouse (second Tuesdays)
  • (July Outreach Team Cancelled) Wed Aug 15: Communications, Outreach and Development (COD) – meets at Works Progress (third Wednesdays)

Committee of the Whole (COW)

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:  How’d it go?  Debrief and lessons learned for the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade.

Tuesday August 8 
Monthly on the Second Tuesdays  7 – 8:30pm 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 Parade and Luminata are created by volunteers? Come on down to the planning meetings this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen! Your ideas and participation are needed.

Time: Gather at 7 pm. Meetings will start promptly at 7:10 and adjourn by 9pm.

Wednesday August 1:  Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team 

This team meets 1st Tuesdays at: the Powerhouse (3940 Fremont Ave. N.)

We start to plan Luminata!. Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more.

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Wednesday August 15: Communications, Outreach & Development (COD) Leadership Team

This team meets 3rd Wednesdays at: Works Progress Co-work Space: 115 N. 85th St. #202 (Across 85th from Bartells. Enter around back from the alley off 1st Ave NW).

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.

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}

July News

Fremont Arts Council’s July News:

The 30th Annual Fremont Solstice® Parade 2018

Thanks to the inspired artists, hard-working volunteers, and the cheering crowds on the street, the Fremont Solstice® Parade brought the community together for a dazzling summer celebration! Thanks also to our generous sponsors for helping to make it possible for over 40 community-based, people-powered ensembles to strut down the streets of Fremont, wending their way to Gasworks for a rockin’ after-party.  What splendid floats, costumes, and revelry!

GeneroCIty – Wednesday, July 11, 6-10 pm

We are thrilled to have been selected to receive a 2018 Seattle Met Light a Fire award! It’s an honor to be included on a list with such inspiring volunteers and nonprofits working to make a difference both locally and globally. Come celebrate with us at Seattle Met’s GeneroCity! Make art with us! We will be hauling in supplies so guests can paint small-scale murals with us, and the other award winners will have interactive projects for you to jump into as well! Grab a drink and some hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy live entertainment and music while you get to know these top Seattle nonprofits and volunteers at The Sanctuary, 811 5th Avenue, Seattle  98104.

 

Luminata – Save the Date!  Saturday, September 22, 7 pm at Green Lake

The Autumn Equinox is less than 3 months away, so it’s time to begin dreaming up our fall lantern festival, Luminata. Everyone is welcome to join in the planning!  We have a myriad of ways for you to get involved.  Show up at any of our upcoming meetings.  Or, sign up to volunteer.  Questions?  Email  Luminata@fremontartscouncil.org.

 

Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance — and Art Grants Available

The Autumn Equinox is less than 3 months away, so it’s time to begin dreaming up our fall lantern festival, Luminata.  Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. We are offering Art Grants ranging from $100 – $500. Application deadlines is August 18, 2018 (for funding) or Sept. 12 (if not requesting funding). Click here for 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, August 10, 7-8:30 pm   (July meeting cancelled)

This month:  Gearing up for Luminata! Share in the goodies, news, announcements and bring your ideas and inspiration! 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.  Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. Details …

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. Details …

Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Tuesday, July 3, 7-8:30 pm

This month we will recap the parade and turn our focus to Luminata.  Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.    Details …

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, July 18 7-8:30 pm

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. Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley).    Details …

 

{photo: J. Prouty, 2018}

Parade Afterglow! How was Your Parade?

Thank You! to the inspired artists, hard-working volunteers, and the cheering crowds on the street, the Fremont Solstice® Parade brought the community together for a dazzling summer celebration! We are so grateful for our generous sponsors for helping to make it possible for over 40 community-based, people-powered ensembles to strut down the streets of Fremont, wending their way to Gasworks for a rockin’ after-party.  What splendid floats, costumes, and revelry!

Parade Afterglow Party  – Friday June 29, 7-12 pm

Join us for a party to celebrate YOU — the volunteers, ensembles, cheerleaders, true believers, and all humans that power the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration!! See you at the Ballard Oddfellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street. We’ll provide DJ Music, food and libations. Bring parade photos, videos, and stories!  A side dish, appetizer or dessert to share would be welcome. The evening includes: time to mingle and share stories, danceable music, view parade video and photos, and a spontaneous ceremony to celebrate our creative community.

How was your Parade and Celebration?

Please take a moment to let us know  how your parade experience went. What went well for you?  How can we improve? Any questions or comments? Your suggestions will help make next year’s parade an even better experience for you and everyone else involved!  … Click here to let us know: How was YOUR Parade?

Get Involved!

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 …

Volunteer!

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 …

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 …

 

{photo J. Prouty, 2018}