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Mural Work Outreach

In response to the many mural inquiries, we have created a mural work outreach form: Mural Work Outreach

This form is to recruit mural work for artists that are currently out of work due to COVID-19 and create a continuous network.

If you’re a local business or property manager that would like to commission a mural or looking to donate supplies, please contact Lymarie directly at outreach@fremontartscouncil.org. We have a mural request form that we will be happy to email to you.

 

 

May Day is Cancelled due to COVID-19 and other updates

We hope this post finds you well. We hope that you are maintaining healthy physical social distancing and mental, emotional, and spiritual self-care. All of these things are necessary for us to make it through this very strange time of isolation. 

The Board is still working behind the scenes to make sure that we are informed of the city and county’s orders as well as any resources that are available to us. We are working to apply for grants that are available to nonprofits. We are working hard to determine the right path for the FAC in these uncertain days.

What we do know about upcoming events:

  • The Powerhouse remains closed until further notice.
  • COW Meeting – April 14 – CANCELLED. 
  • May Day – May 1 – CANCELLED. With the statewide Stay at Home order extended to May 4, May Day has been cancelled.
  • Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration – June 20 – TBD. We are waiting to see what the data is and what the city/county/state decides about mass gatherings. We feel like we will know more by the end of April and will make a decision then. Until then, we are working on how to fund the Parade; Parade and Celebration preparations; and contingency plans if we are not able to have the Parade on June 20th.

2020 Fremont Solstice Parade Postponed

Want to participate in the virtual parade? Find out more at Virtual Fremont Solstice Parade

Dear FAC Family and Friends,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of the 

Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration at Gas Works until June 2021. 

After assessing the current and projected data related to COVID-19 and hearing from King County Public Health and the Seattle Office of Special Events, the Board of Directors felt the wisest and safest choice for the FAC and the community would be postponement to next year.

Looking ahead, the Fremont Arts Council will need your support throughout this year, more than it ever has before.

How You Can Help:

  1. The Green Hat in the Fremont Solstice Parade and the Beer Garden at the Fremont Solstice Celebration at Gas Works have been the FAC’s main source of funding for the year. Without it, our budget for 2020-2021 is very small. Please consider joining or renewing your membership OR making a donation
  2. We are brainstorming how to add new revenue streams for the FAC and we are writing grants to support the FAC and its’ events. If you have an interest in developing funding sources or grant writing, please help us by joining Dayna and the Development Team.
  3. We were chosen by the UW Human Centered Design and Engineering Department to help update our website! If you have web development skills and want to learn more about this project, email Lymarie at outreach@fremontartscouncil.org.
  4. Help us CELEBRATE!!

We’re creating a committee that can take the lead in the outreach and collective process to make a virtual Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration happen on June 20th. We will be looking for artists, members, sponsors, and volunteers as well as media content and video editors. If you want to help organize, create and be a part of this, email Henry at volunteer@fremontartscouncil.org

We don’t want June 20th to pass us by wishing for what we can’t have. We may not be able to gather en masse but we CAN still celebrate the Solstice. We want to safely share Fremont Solstice with our families, our friends, our community and the world. We want to see your celebrations, your joy, your rituals, your art! We want to hear your stories! We may not be able to fill the streets but we can still share with each other our celebration at the return of the Sun! 

Lastly, stay healthy and stay safe! We look forward to creating an online Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration with you and we look forward to celebrating with everyone in person at Luminata on September 19th.

 

With Care and Hope,

The Fremont Arts Council Board of Directors

 

P.S.- If you have purchased VIP seats or reserved vendor space, we will be in contact soon regarding refunds.