News

This Weekend at the Powerhouse!

Parade Open House and McKay Artist Reception!   Saturday May 19, 1-5 pm

  • Please come by!   At the Powerhouse:  3940 Fremont Avenue North.
  • Getting ready for the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade!  Come see what’s in store!
  • Meet McKay Grant artists   …..   Parade ensemble inspiration   …..   Explore the Powerhouse   …..   Find opportunities to participate
  •    …..   Make Art   …..   Get Involved   …..   Celebrate Your Community   …..   Celebrate Yourself   …..
  • Wouldn’t it be fun to tell people you helped build a parade!

 

Dream and Design (art workshop)  Sunday, May 20, 11 am

  • Have an idea or just want to find one for being in the Fremont Solstice Parade? Trying to figure out how to start a fire under yourself or the idea? Bring paper and pencil and any ideas to nurture, or just come and find one! We will take an idea and run with it, up to and through the parade. Learn about the possibilities of group creativity. Float building, moving art installations, wild group creative expression…anything is possible! No abilities needed to be in the parade, any do help although

 

And, More News from Parade Central!

Parade Art Workshops

Get your hands dirty…glittery…sticky…painty…whatever it takes. Parade art workshops are under-way!  Details ….

You’re not registered for the Parade?

Will you be in the parade?  Join in the fun!.   Tell us about your parade ensemble ideas!   Be sure to register your ensemble!  Details …

Call for Volunteers!

Volunteers are needed for a myriad of roles in helping create the parade, and on Parade day.  Help is needed for the Pow! Crew, a team of folks that collaborate for the care and feeding of our beloved powerhouse art studio in a myriad of roles – cleaning, organizing, fluffing, fixing, hosting, and more.   Might you be Interested?  Volunteer …

Parade Call for Sponsors – Support the Parade!

Be a Solstice hero! Become an individual donor, member or a sponsor, and be a part of bringing the wild and wonderful  Fremont Solstice Parade to the streets.  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 …

{photo: G. Shaw, 2017}

May News: MayDay!, Open House!, Parade Anticipation!

Fremont Arts Council’s May News:

May Day Celebration and Potluck – Tuesday, May 1, 5-8:30 pm

It’s almost the first of May. Time to put on our whites, pick a few flowers for our hair, dance around the Maypole, and share a picnic supper at Woodland Park.  Dance, sing, and bring spring in with love in your heart. Bring a dish to share, drink and good spirits.  Please join us.  All are welcome!  Details …

Parade Open House and Celebration – Saturday, May 19, 1 – 5 pm

The Powerhouse is open! Drop by to get inspired, play, and learn more about the 30th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade! Meet the 2018 McKay Grant recipients and get a sneak peek at their incredible creations. Bring your ideas! Start your projects! Check out all the cool stuff! Get Involved! Celebrate the artists who bring the Fremont Solstice Parade to life.   Details …

McKay Grant Artists

Stay tuned.  On May 2, the FAC will announce the 2018 recipients of the McKay Artist Grants.  McKay Artist Grants fund proposals from artists for the development of parade ensembles, art installations and other crazy ideas that elevate the artistic quality of the Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration.   Details …

Be in the Parade!

Will you be in the parade?  Plans are percolating.   Tell us about your parade ensemble ideas! Be sure to register your ensemble! Registration is $10 per participant. This fee helps support Celebration Arts in your community by helping with costs of lights, security, float storage, the Powerhouse, barricades, workshops, stages and sundries – unfettering our wildest dreams of celebratory street performance.  Details …

Parade Art Workshops

Parade art workshops are coming soon.  Stay Tuned!  Details and times to be announced on our website.   Details …

Powerhouse Art Studio Open Hours

The Powerhouse is a free, public art studio space where we share parade art techniques and you can take part in building the parade.  We have supplies and space for you to drop by  and build your creations.  Open hours are posted on our website.  Details …

Call for Powerhouse Volunteers

Join the Pow! Crew.  We are putting together a team of folks that will collaborate for the care and feeding of our beloved powerhouse art studio in a myriad of roles – cleaning, organizing, fluffing, fixing, hosting, and more.   Might you be Interested?  Volunteer …

Parade Call for Sponsors – Support the Parade!

Be a Solstice hero! Become an individual donor, member or a sponsor, and be a part of bringing the wild and wonderful  Fremont Solstice Parade to the streets.  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!

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 …

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting —  Tuesday, May 8, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  Gearing up for the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade! Share in the goodies, news, announcements and bring your ideas and inspiration! 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.  Details …

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 …

Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Thursday, May 3, 7-8:30 pm

The 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade will be here sooner than you think!  Your mind, hands, and time are crucial to making our this year’s Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration the best one yet!  Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting  to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.    Details …

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, May 16 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 …

 

{Photo J. Tymczyszyn, 2017}

Parade Open House – May 19

Fremont Solstice Parade Open House
and McKay Artist Reception

Saturday May 19, 2018
1-5 pm
The Powerhouse – 3940 Fremont Ave. N.

  • Parade ensemble inspiration
  • Meet McKay Grant artists
  • Be inspired by parade and volunteer opportunities
  • Explore the Powerhouse art studio
  • Find opportunities to participate in the Fremont Solstice Parade(photo: G.Shaw, 2017}