August News

Fremont Arts Council’s August News:

Luminata – Make Plans at the COW!  Tuesday, August 13, 7-8:30 pm

Luminata is closer than you think! Gather with us at the COW to imagine art, experiences, and performances that can work together around Green Lake Park to transform the entire space into the event. Have “just an idea”? We may be able to pair you and your idea with an existing group! Have a fully designed and detailed plan? You may meet someone else with an installation or experience that would be a wonderful complement to your own! Are you a performance group that would love light up the night? We may be able to help you achieve that! Come to the COW at 7pm at the Powerhouse at 3940 Fremont Avenue N. Questions?  Email Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Luminata on Saturday September 21 at 7pm at Green Lake Park.

Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance — and Art Grants Available

Do you have an illuminated creation or performance piece swimming in your mind, in progress, or created and ready to get out into the world? The Fremont Arts Council is seeking proposals for large-scale art installations, moveable creations, experiences and performances for the event! Proposals requesting funding via Artist Grants are due by midnight, August 18th. Proposals not requiring funding are due by midnight September 12th. Click here for details …

Luminata  Saturday, September 21, 7 pm at Green Lake

Join us at Green Lake Park for the Autumnal Equinox on September 21st to bid farewell to summer and move gently into autumn with our annual illuminated celebration.  We begin with a ceremony at the Aqua Theater on the south shore of Green Lake. Hand-made lanterns created at workshops by your friends and neighbors will be available for sale at our Lantern Shoppe beginning at 6:00 PM. Everyone is invited to bring lanterns, glowing umbrellas, luminous costumes, or other beaming creations and join the procession around the lake. Throughout the park, you will encounter magical art installations, music, performances, and a secret banquet!
Click here for event details.         Click here to volunteer.

Luminata Lantern-Making Workshops!  Starting Aug 22 at the Powerhouse

Make art with us at the Luminata Lantern Workshops! We will have all the materials you need, but feel free to bring your favorite translucent handmade or tissue papers you have in your arts and crafts stash. Workshop hosts will be on hand to guide you through the process. This is a make 3- take 1 workshop. Everyone is invited to make a lantern to take home and bring with them to the celebration, and make two (or 3 or more) additional lanterns to supply the Luminata Lantern Shop. If you only have time to make one to take, a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated. All proceeds from the lantern sales help make Luminata possible.    Click here for workshop calendar.   Click here to volunteer.

Large Luminary Workshop Series!  Wednesdays,  August 21- September 19

Want to learn how to make a large luminary sculpture using the reed and paper method? Join Sarah Lovett as she leads this 5 part workshop series, creating 2’x3’ luminaries. Workshop series cost is $40 per luminary. Registration and payment is required by August 10th. Workshop size is limited to 8 luminaries. Only a few spots are left! Email to register and pay.

More Info: Large Luminary Workshop

Call for Luminata Volunteers!

Volunteer at the Powerhouse

We need volunteers to help keep our studio running smoothly. Workshop  co- hosts keep the space clean and organized, help people find tools and supplies and keep the music playing. This is a great position for those who like people and want to get to know artists in the local community.   Two hour shifts (or more!) available during Luminata workshop hours Aug 21- Sept 19.  Might you be Interested?  Volunteer …

Volunteer day-of Luminata

Luminata is an evening of community-centric art. Volunteers are essential to our success and everyone is welcome! Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned reveler we have opportunities for you. As a volunteer you will meet tons of fun people and support one of Seattle’s most treasured events.  Volunteer …

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!

Join the FAC Team!

Will YOU join our circle of friends who make community celebration art events happen?  The FAC needs to grow our team of folks that are directly involved in event production, communications, fundraising, administration, and a myriad of other essential tasks year round.  These awesome events are made possible by volunteers.   Join the team!! …

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting –  Tuesday, August 13, 7-8:30 pm

This month: Luminata planning!  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. Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved.  Hear from and get involved with FAC leadership teams.  Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle at 7 pm.

Join the “FAC List” our Inner Circle 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 join: visit faclist and click “apply for membership”.  Or, if you don’t have a Google account: 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 …


{photo E. Brosius, 2018}

Luminata – Get Involved

Luminata – Save the Date!  Saturday, September 21, 7 pm at Green Lake

The Autumn Equinox is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to dream up our fall lantern festival, Luminata. Everyone is welcome to join in the planning!  We have a myriad of ways for you to get involved.  Show up at our next COW meeting.  Or, sign up to volunteer.  Questions?  Email

Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance

Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. Do you have an illuminated creation or performance piece swimming in your mind, in progress, or created and itching to get out into the world? The Fremont Arts Council is seeking proposals for large-scale art installations, movable creations, experiences and performances for the event! Please submit your proposal by midnight Saturday, September 12th.  If you need a little push getting something spectacular off the ground, Artist Grants are available to those who apply by midnight Friday August 18, 2019.  Click here for details …

Parade Thank You!

Thank you for Celebrating with us on the longest day of the year with the Fremont Arts Council’s most spectacular event! 

The Fremont Solstice Parade:   Saturday June 22, 2019

Thank You! to the inspired artists, hard-working volunteers, and the cheering crowds on the street, the Fremont Solstice® Parade brings the community together for a dazzling summer celebration! We are so grateful for our generous sponsors and donors for helping to make it possible for over 30 community-based, people-powered ensembles to strut down the streets of Fremont, wending their way to Gasworks for a rockin’ after-party.  What splendid floats, costumes, and revelry!

Thank You! to more than 40 dazzling community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Thank You! for joining us at Gas Works Park, for the Fremont Solstice Celebration with local and national bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

What makes the Fremont Solstice Parade unique?

  • EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST. Full participation is completely open to the public.
  • PEOPLE POWERED. No motorized vehicles are allowed
  • ALL ABOUT THE ART. No printed words or logos are allowed. Participants relish the challenge of proclaiming their message through creative expression.

All are Welcome Here!

The Fremont Solstice Parade is a family friendly, and beloved Seattle event. 

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How was your Parade and Celebration?:  Please take a moment to let us know  how your parade experience went. What went well for you?  How can we improve? Any questions or comments? Your suggestions will help make next year’s Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration an even better experience for you and everyone else involved!  … let us know: How was YOUR Parade?

{photo M. Beebe 2019)