Petit Troll Parade and Art Workshops

We’re bringing our Petit Trolls to life! This tiny parade is done in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Sunday, March 3rd (just before Fat Tuesday), we will do a flash-mob-style procession, pulling our mini-glittering themed floats through the Fremont Sunday Market. Come find out how you can play with us!

The floats are small toy rolling bases made into shimmering, themed floats using recycled materials, glue guns and your imagination.

Come to the Powerhouse and make a float or decorate an umbrella.

The FAC hosts workshops to make and decorate floats on these days:

  • Saturday February 23, Noon to 4pm
  • Sunday February 24, Noon to 4 pm
  • Saturday, March 2, Noon to 4pm

Workshops at the Fremont Powerhouse:  3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

+ We’ll have goo gahs, toys and treasures to add to your float.

+ You can also make a Mardi Gras mask or look through the costumes for a festive parading outfit.


  1. Floats should be smaller(ish) than a case of wine (as in a dozen bottles, not a box of box wine).
  2. No printed words or logos.
  3. No live animals (except guide animals).
  4. No motorized/remote controlled floats.
  5. No weapons or fire.


+ We will have some wheeled wood bases for floats to be built upon- first come, first serve! From there, you can build levels and layers to create your float.


+ Bring your own base to build on. Wheels can be added to a cardboard box or you can use something that is already wheeled. Note: Wider is better when it comes to bases – we’ve used some rather small toys as bases in past years but they tend to tip over when pulled through the streets.

+ We are really trying to be conscious of our environmental impact! The materials you choose for your base and float determine at the end if it’s recyclable or in the landfill. Choose wisely!

+ Objects to create your scene.

+ An umbrella to decorate.

+ Extra toys and fancy bits to share with others.

+ Snacks to share

Petit Troll Event Details:

Petit Troll – the FAC Mardi Gras parade of miniature floats

Come down and be a part of the newest Arts Council tradition as we roll through the Fremont Sunday Market

March 3rd (the Sunday before Fat Tuesday)

Gather at 11 am at the FAC Outreach Booth

Parade rolls at Noon

Don’t be late or you’ll miss the Petit parade!


Meet at the west end market flags at the Fremont Sunday Market. We parade for a couple blocks, take some pictures, circle back around to the start point and then go out for drinks.


+ We’ll have extra floats to pull if you don’t get a chance to make your own.

+ We also need folks to pass out FAC info and maybe some lagniappe!

+ Come festively dressed!

+ Bring a decorated umbrella if you have one.

+ Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Call for Poster Art for 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade!

Hello Artists and Graphic Designers!

Every year the Fremont Arts Council makes a poster for the Fremont Solstice Parade. We also use the design elements in parade promotions like postcards and ads. These design pieces are distributed and displayed all over the region.

We invite artists to submit designs for consideration for use in this year’s campaign. The successful artist will be awarded $250 honorarium for the design, a membership in the Fremont Arts Council, a profile on our website crediting you with the 2019 design; and the grand notoriety of your design representing this beloved Seattle event.

Proposals due: March 19

Final Design due: March 30

Please send your image proposal to us nearly complete; don’t leave us guessing about color or imagery elements. Send images to or deliver them to the Power House Art Studio, 3940 Fremont Ave. N. Powerhouse hours are indeterminate; please feel free to use the mail slot on our front door!

The design should be simple and eye catching, and reflect the spirit of this community celebration. Themes to consider: music; dance; large puppets; bicycles; Joie de Vivre; public spectacle; The Longest Day of The Year. Let us know how you see the Parade!

For the Poster-Please include the following information in clear, legible font:

Heading: Fremont Arts Council’s (smaller than title)

Title: 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration

Subtitle: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 1PM (smaller than title)

Text: Follow us to Gas Works Park for more; Great Food & Beer Garden; Art and Family Fun!

Space for Sponsor logos: 1/8th of total page

Questions? Please contact us by email:


Fremont Arts Council
Everyone is an Artist!

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”

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:   Tuesday March 12 7 – 8:30 pm:   FAC Annual Meeting and election of new board members.

Monthly on the Second Tuesdays  7pm 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 get involved!

Leadership Teams:

Did you know that the Feast is created by volunteers? Come on down to the COW meeting this month and be part of the mayhem that makes this happen! Your ideas and participation are needed.

Events Team:  Planning for the Fremont Solstice Parade is getting underway.  The Powerhouse art studio will be hopping with activities soon. Please join us at our monthly COW meeting to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much 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. Agenda includes planning for upcoming fundraising campaigns.


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

— The FAC is powered by volunteers.


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 …

{photo Joe Tymczyszyn 2017}