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Parade Open House – May 18

Fremont Solstice Parade Open House
and McKay Artist Reception

Saturday May 18, 2019
1-5 pm
The Powerhouse – 3940 Fremont Ave. N.

  • Parade ensemble inspiration
  • Meet McKay Grant artists
  • Be inspired by parade and volunteer opportunities
  • Explore the Powerhouse art studio
  • Find opportunities to participate in the Fremont Solstice Parade

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Be in the Parade!

Would you like to be in the parade?
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Everyone is welcome to be in the Fremont Solstice Parade on June 22.   You can be in the parade by joining an ensemble or starting your own.  It’s time to get started on your ensemble and your costume, join in the fun and help make the 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration awesome!

ENSEMBLES are groups of 5 or more parade participants, or those wanting to include a float, large puppet, or have music/sound. We ask all ensembles and participants to let us know.  Please register to be in the parade here!

DON’T HAVE AN ENSEMBLE? Don’t worry, there are plenty of people looking to add bodies to their parade happening! Stop by the powerhouse for sign-up lists, to ask questions or to just get involved.

FIND OUT all you need to know about being in the parade here.    SIGN UP on our parade registration page.

Parade Participation Rules are few & simple:
  No printed words or logos   No live animals (except guide animals)   No motorized vehicles   No actual weapons or fire

DON’T FEEL LIKE DRESSING UP? The Fremont Solstice Parade is run strictly on volunteer power. Be a parade monitor, work registration, or  work in the powerhouse to help build floats.   Volunteers have the best seat in the house!!   Sign up to Volunteer here.

QUESTIONS: contact parade@fremontartscouncil.org.

April News

Fremont Arts Council’s April News:

May Day Celebration and Potluck – Wednesday, May 1, 5-8:30 pm

It’s almost the first of May. Time to put on our whites, pick a few flowers for our hair, dance around the Maypole, and share a picnic supper at Woodland Park.   Dance, sing, and bring spring in with love in your heart. Bring a dish to share, drink and good spirits. All are welcome  Details …

Welcome new Board Members:

Congratulations and welcome! to our new board members:  Marie-Pierre Blanc, Dayna Ducey and Lymarie Perez.  They are joining forces with these returning board members:   Farley Harding, Brigette LaGarde, Linda Greenway, Maque DaVis and Dr. Owl.  A big round of thanks to outgoing board members Ennie Brosius, Sarah Lovett and Darcy Gabrielle.  Heartfelt appreciation to all for your generous gift of service to our community.

Fremont Solstice Parade — Saturday, June 22, 2019

Parade Call for Art Workshop Teachers

Are you interested in sharing your artistic talents in the form of a parade art workshop in the weeks leading up to the Parade?  We would love to hear from you!  Let us know at parade@fremontartscouncil.org

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 …

Be in the Parade!

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

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 …

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 us at 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, April 9, 7-8:30 pm

This month: Parade planning!  May Day!   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 Inner Circle 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 join: visit faclist and click “apply for membership”.  Or, if you don’t have a Google account: 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 …

Call for Powerhouse Volunteers

Join the Pow! Crew.  We are putting together a team of folks that will collaborate for the care and feeding of our beloved powerhouse art studio in a myriad of roles – cleaning, organizing, fluffing, fixing, hosting, and more.   Might you be Interested?  Volunteer …

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!

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.

About the Fremont Arts Council

www.FremontArtsCouncil.org

Upcoming Events
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