News

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.

FLOAT GUIDELINES

  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.

WHAT TO BRING TO WORKSHOPS

+ 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.

OR

+ 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!

WHERE:

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.

MORE PARADE INFO:

+ 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!

January News

Feast of the Winter Solstice – Thank You (and “How’d it Go?”)

THANK YOU to all who made the 2018 Feast of the Winter Solstice a fabulous success! Follow the link for a list of artists, performers and volunteers who helped transform the Great Hall! We would love to hear from you. Tell us about your night?  Details …

Seeking Board Members

It is that time of year when the FAC elects members to the Board of Directors. Many of our current board are returning to serve the community, but there is more room for your or for someone you think would make a great addition to FAC leadership.  The 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade is just around the corner! So now is the time to step-up your participation in this fun, creative, and community building organization – We Need You! Details …

FAC Happy Hour and Mixer, hosted by the FAC Board of Directors —  Tuesday, January 22, 6-8PM

Have you always wondered about what really makes the Fremont Arts Council tick? Interested in getting involved in the creative magic-making year-round? Join the Board of Directors for a Happy Hour at Roxy’s Diner in Fremont, 462 N 36th St.! Mix and mingle with FAC Board members, and fellow creative instigators. We have information to share with you about what happens behind the Powerhouse doors, and also complimentary appetizers (heavy hors d’oeuvres?) courtesy of our friends at Roxy’s. $5 drink tickets are available for beer, wine and well drinks.

RSVP appreciated to fac@fremontartscouncil.org

Petit Troll Parade —  Sunday, March 3, 2019

This petit 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 tiny glittering floats through the Fremont Sunday Market while the band plays. Workshops start Saturday, February 23rd. Check the Powerhouse Calendar for details or come to the next COW meeting and find out how you can play with us!

Seeking a Donor Relations Manager

In support of the 2019 Fremont Solstice Parade, the FAC is looking for a Donor Relations Manager. This is a temporary contract positions through June 30, 2019, with a volunteer stipend.  Graduate level students, looking for internship are also encouraged to apply. Details …

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 …

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.  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, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  Petit Troll! 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  Team  –  This team gathers at the COW meetings to to plan and make possible these community celebration events, workshops, and more!     Details …

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.    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! Petit Troll

March 3

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram

Feast 2018 – Thank You!

(we’d love to hear your feedback. Please, Take a moment and tell us about your night?)

THANK YOU to all who made the 2018 Feast of the Winter Solstice a fabulous success! Thank you to everyone that showed up to celebrate! And, THANK YOU to the artists, performers and volunteers who helped transform the Great Hall!

Thank you to our installation artists:

  • Mandala: Jenn Charoni
  • Tea House: Marie LeBlanc, Will Mitchell, Trina Doerfler
  • Puppets: Sarah Lovett
  • Stage Backdrop: Lymarie Perez
  • Black Light Art: Christy Smith

Thank you to the fabulous musicians and Performers:

Main Stage:

  • Kowboy
  • Hezza Fezza
  • Elle Waves
  • Shpkilis
  • Lance Scott
  • Ritual:  Noam Gundle, Kathy Heffernan and friends
  • Kowboy

Tea House Stage:

  • Andrey Psyche
  • Mossy Raven
  • Choro Loco

Thank you to Jeannie Peck and the awesome Security Team!

Thank you to the leadership and planning team:

  • Brigette LaGarde, Ennie Brosius, Linda Greenway, Sarah Lovett,  Dr. Owl

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with planning, the build, making the food, keeping us safe, stage crew, watching the door, creating headdresses,  tea house, kids space, lighting, ambience, artistry and décor! — and for the huge clean up after!

We love you!

{photo B. LaGarde, 2018}