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Feast 2018 – Call to Build Community Artwork

2018 FEAST OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE

Call to BUILD COMMUNITY ARTWORK

OPENING CIRCLE: SUNDAY DECEMBER 2, 2018, NOON @ POWERHOUSE
WORKSHOPS: DECEMBER 2, 2018- DECEMBER 21, 2018
@POWERHOUSE

EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Fremont Arts Council invites volunteers to the Powerhouse to create art, decor, headdresses, costumes and other aspects of Feast of the Winter Solstice in a welcoming community environment.

The 2018 Feast of the Winter Solstice will be at The Fremont Abbey and it cannot happen without the energy and input of the FAC family. We have the venue beginning at 7:30 AM the morning of Feast. We only have 9 hours to load in/setup Feast. We will have less time to breakdown/load out/cleanup. Our art must be exquisite yet movable!!!
Working together at the Powerhouse, we intend to design, create and build:

• Feast Headdresses- explore creating new illuminated headdress styles, as well as a display for them the night of Feast
• Costumes- help amp up the pageantry with costumes for the Ritual
• Stage Design- our venue has not one, but two stages. We need to design easy assemble/breakdown scenery to make these spaces amazing.
• Decor- we will need to create centerpieces for the tables, entryway and other areas.
• Light Projections- We have 2 projection screens and plenty of wall and ceiling space.
• Tea House- help create the soothing space where we go to pause and reflect.
• Mandala- come paint our ritual floor cloth
• Ritual- be a part of one of the central parts of Feast

Design criteria to consider this year:
• All art will be created offsite from our Venue.
• We have the venue beginning at 7:30 AM the morning of Feast. We only have 9 hours to load in/setup Feast. We will have less time to breakdown/load out/cleanup. Our art must be exquisite yet movable!!
• Due to fire department regulations: no hanging fabric or paper.
DECOR RULES FROM THE FREMONT ABBEY:
Absolutely NO:
– glitter of any kind
– confetti of any kind
– stickers (name tags ok on approval)
– tape (unless approved, see below)
– sparklers (unless cleanup plan approved)
• Any use of those items may create major messes and can incur Cleaning and Damage Deposit deductions. Thanks! 🙂
• Can we hang/post anything from the walls or ceilings?
Adding nails or tacks is generally a no go but some areas of the building do have bolts, hooks, nails and other attachment points already installed for light-weight items such as christmas lights, string, paper lanterns, etc. Some hooks are rated for higher weights such as curtains, art walls, Dr Seuss characters, etc. (yep, that’s happened!)
• There is only ONE kind of wall-friendly tape that’s okay to use (downstairs only) and it’s the cheap GREEN painters tape (blue can work if taken off very slowly). Please check with us in advance. NO scotch tape, duct tape or anything of that nature on the walls or floor. Gaff tape may be used on the Great Hall floor only.
• 1st floor – green painters tape only – on walls and floors (NO Gaff tape as it removes the cement stain)
• 2nd floor – no tape of any kind on painted walls or in Great hall, ok in lobby, Gaff tape ok on floors
• NOTE: no items of any sort may be attached or leaned near or on the antique stained glass windows in the Great Hall

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Want to sign up for a workshop or crew? We’re using Sign Up Genius to make volunteering easy! Go here to sign up! We have open workshop times set up on the Sign Up. Dates and times are subject to change depending on the build and each group’s needs. We encourage you to contact your group’s Lead (if you know who they are) or contact events@fremontartscouncil.org and we will connect you with the group you are interested in volunteering with.

November News

Feast of the Winter Solstice – Saturday December 22  (Location TBD)

The Feast of the Winter Solstice is a spectacular annual gathering for members of the Fremont Arts Council and their invited guests. Do you want to be involved in planning this year’s feast and help to make the feast magic happen? Please let us know and share your thoughts on our 2018 feast survey.   Join us at the November COW meeting on Tuesday November 13, and share your ideas.  (see below for times and details). Is your FAC membership up to date?…..

Fall Membership Drive

Want to be part of something big? Become a member of the Fremont Arts Council today and expand this diverse network of people who build community through the art-making process. Already a member? Are you sure your membership is up to date? Your membership dollars and volunteer time are essential fuel for the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration, Luminata, Trolloween, the Feast of the Winter Solstice, May Day, care and feeding of the Fremont Troll. Your membership helps to keep the lights on, the rent paid and art supplies flowing at the Powerhouse Art Studio where the magic is born. Join or renew . . . 

Call for Photos

Do you have fabulous, professional quality photos of Luminata, Trolloween 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. Details . . .

Trolloween Thank You!  

A big Thank You! To all who made Trolloween a fabulous success.  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,Nov. 13, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  Feast of the Winter Solstice Brainstorm session!   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 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.Details …

Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Tuesday,December 4, 7-8:30 pm

This team gathers the 1st Tuesday of the month to to plan and make possible these community celebration events, workshops, and more! Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.    Details …

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Tuesday,November 20 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 …

About the Fremont Arts Council
www.FremontArtsCouncil.org
Upcoming Events
The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist! Feast of the Winter Solstice
December 22

 

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{photo L. Hurst, 2017}

October News

Fremont Arts Council’s October News:

Trolloween!

Wednesday, October 31st 7pm at the Fremont Troll

Put on your Halloween best and come celebrate the Fremont Troll’s 28th Birthday at his lair! Enjoy a stage performance under the bridge with the Troll, followed by music and dancing into the night. This year’s performance is in honor of women in history. Clear skies? We’ll Haunt Fremont dancing through the streets in a spooky celebration of Seattle’s favorite giant!   7pm Show Time! 8:00 pm Haunt of Fremont, weather permitting, otherwise stay at Troll dancing until 9 pm!  Details …

Call for Photos

Do you have fabulous, professional quality photos of Luminata, Trolloween or other FAC events that you would like to share with us?  Perhaps they will show up on our website or facebook sometime soon.  Details …

Fall Membership Drive

FAC members are artists and collaborators who come together to create creative celebrations year-round.  Your membership helps to keep the lights on, the rent paid and art supplies flowing for a this community art making and fun organization.  Join or renew … Or Make a donation …

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 Listand 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 …

 

About the Fremont Arts Council
www.FremontArtsCouncil.org
Upcoming Events
The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist! Trolloween
October 31

 

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{photo H. Graham 2011}