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Parade Thank You!

Thank you for Celebrating with us on the longest day of the year with the Fremont Arts Council’s most spectacular event! 

The Fremont Solstice Parade:   Saturday June 22, 2019

Thank You! to the inspired artists, hard-working volunteers, and the cheering crowds on the street, the Fremont Solstice® Parade brings the community together for a dazzling summer celebration! We are so grateful for our generous sponsors and donors for helping to make it possible for over 30 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!

Thank You! to more than 40 dazzling community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Thank You! for joining us at Gas Works Park, for the Fremont Solstice Celebration with local and national bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

What makes the Fremont Solstice Parade unique?

  • EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST. Full participation is completely open to the public.
  • PEOPLE POWERED. No motorized vehicles are allowed
  • ALL ABOUT THE ART. No printed words or logos are allowed. Participants relish the challenge of proclaiming their message through creative expression.

All are Welcome Here!

The Fremont Solstice Parade is a family friendly, and beloved Seattle event. 

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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 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration an even better experience for you and everyone else involved!  … let us know: How was YOUR Parade?

{photo M. Beebe 2019)

Join the Team!

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and community celebration art and events throughout the year?

The Fremont Arts Council is looking for a few individuals to join our circle of friends who are committed to supporting the organization year-round.  This network will enlarge the base of people directly involved with event production and other essential tasks.  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.

Volunteers are needed right now to fill any of these roles:

  • Event Champions: You want to help with planning, management and logistics for any or all of the FAC’s amazing events.  Luminata planning is underway. There are lots of great ways to plug in!
  • Communications: You have excellent verbal, written and editing skills and would like to help manage our social media presence and other communications. Write content for newsletters, web, and press releases. Comfortable with building community relations an partnerships. Graphic design skills a real plus.
  • Powerhouse Champions: Organize the Pow! Crew. Coordinate powerhouse host schedule, art workshops and cleaning parties. Keep powerhouse ship shape and supplies well stocked. (also help to track Troll maintenance, storage areas, and other “capital”).
  • Administration Team: Keep us on track with calendars, agendas, minutes, meeting announcements, reminder emails, permits. Coordinate with communications team to send out our monthly newsletter. Help to keep our google drive, membership database and website running smoothly. You like record keeping, lists and systems. Super organized and detail oriented. Support the board and the events and outreach teams.
  • Fundraising Team. You are passionate about fundraising. You enjoy cultivating relationships with sponsors and donors. Grant-writing is a plus. Record-keeping is important too.  Help secure funding to support our community celebration artful antics!
  • Volunteer Engagement is your passion!  Help the FAC to improve systems to engage, recruit and manage volunteers to strengthen and expand our core programs and leadership.
  • Racial Equity & Inclusion Action Team: Work to assure that people of all backgrounds and identities are offered the opportunity and feel welcomed at all FAC events and activities.
  • Treasurer. You are adept at financial systems, financial reports and budgets.  Taxes and banking doesn’t scare you.  You can help support the bookkeeper and the fundraising team. You are good at Quickbooks or a fast learner.
  • IT Support: You help manage our google drive, ISP, Domains, and troubleshoot the internet connection at the powerhouse.

Ideal team players have:

  • Interest in volunteering at least 10 hours per month; plus attend at least an occasional COW meeting (held monthly on a Tuesday evening).
  • Enthusiasm for community celebration art
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience or skills that can help make this team shine.

This work is in support of our shared vision for:

  • Continual improvements to build a supportive and inclusive community culture.
  • A solid foundation for the Fremont Arts Council, with year-round leadership teams and year-round staff.
  • Support world class art and celebrations.

Questions can be directed to volunteer@fremontartscouncil.org

Interested? Register on our volunteer page. You will then have a chance to tell us about yourself, and what you’d be interested in helping with.

Or, drop by our next COW meeting to find out more.

This is where we come together as a community and dream up what’s next. Meet and Greet and Eat snacks.
Monthly on the Second Tuesdays 7pm at the Powerhouse. (3940 Fremont Ave N.)
Check the Powerhouse Calendar as we sometimes reschedule.

{photo J. Tymczyszyn 2019}

July News

Join the Team!

Will YOU join our circle of friends who make community celebration art events happen?  The FAC needs to grow our team of folks that are directly involved in event production, communications, fundraising, administration, and a myriad of other essential tasks year round.  These awesome events are made possible by volunteers.   Join the team!! …

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 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration an even better experience for you and everyone else involved!  … let us know: How was YOUR Parade?

Luminata – Save the Date!  Saturday, September 21, 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 COW meetings.  Or, sign up to volunteer.  Questions?  Email  Luminata@fremontartscouncil.org.

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

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 deadline is August 18, 2019 (for funding) or Sept. 12 (if not requesting funding). 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!

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting –  Tuesday, July 16, 7-8:30 pm

This month: Luminata planning!  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   Join the FAC...

{photo P. Verma 2019}