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All Are Welcome Here!

The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

In support of this mission, The FAC confirms that:

  • We want to be a community where people of all backgrounds and identities are offered the opportunity and feel welcomed to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences.
  • We acknowledge that pervasive cultural biases and historic and institutional racism – both conscious and unconscious, past and present — has benefited some communities while limiting opportunities and outcomes for communities of color;
  • We are all in some way the products of our environments and of America’s history, past and present. We did not choose this history, but we can shape the future.

The FAC exists to support community art. We do this by providing resources, workshops, events, and other opportunities in support of our belief that everyone is an artist, and that art makes our communities strong.   We recognize that this work depends on everyone feeling welcome and empowered to contribute. We believe that by actively reaching out to expand our community we can find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible. We affirm our commitment to look at our actions with kindness and a racial equity lens, so we can do our part to dismantle systemic racism in our community.

We affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations.

We invite artists and community members of all backgrounds and identities to join us in conversation around these issues. We are always open to feedback, thoughtful dialogue and ideas that will move this work forward.

We strive to keep our common spaces free from oppressive action, behavior and language.  We follow the following social expectations…

Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

  • All are Welcome Here!
  • We care about our impact
  • We are guided by compassion
  •  We are respectful
  • We value and communicate about Consent
  • We embrace a culture of appreciation and honesty
  • We take time to debrief and to express our gratitude

For more information:

See Also: FAC Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

See Also: Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

{photo: G. Shaw, 2017}

Get Involved: June 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 May 29: Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team (PELT) – meets at the Powerhouse (usually on the first Tuesdays)
  • Tues June 5:  Committee of the Whole (COW) – meets at the Powerhouse (usually on the second Tuesdays; meeting first Tuesday in June)
  • Wed June 20: 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:  Make Spring Flower Crowns. Share your dreams and ideas for the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade.

Tuesday June 5  (meeting the first Tuesday this month)
Monthly on the Second Tuesdays (meeting the first Tuesday in June!)  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 the Feast 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 July 3:  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 June 20: 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}

Fremont Solstice Parade 2018

Fremont Solstice Parade

Saturday June 16, 2018
Start Time: 1 PM

Come celebrate the longest day of the year through profound street theater, public spectacle, and a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. This handmade parade consists of human-powered floats and community-based ensembles.

Everyone is welcome to join the parade!
Start planning your art and ensembles!
McKay Grants for Artists
Powerhouse art studio will be open in May.
Get involved: volunteer

The Fremont Solstice Parade’s unique character is defined by a few simple rules:
☼ No printed words or logos
☼ No live animals (except guide animals):
☼ No motorized vehicles: We allow motorized vehicles for handicapped access only. Our parade is a human-powered parade!
☼ No actual weapons or fire: Safety first!

{photo W. Austin 2017}