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What’s Happening at the Powerhouse?

Welcome to Fremont Solstice Parade Central!

We’re gearing up for a deliriously good time! Are you ready?

What’s Happening at the Powerhouse?

Ensemble registrations are rolling in!

Looking for inspiration for your ensemble, or want to join one in progress? We have giant puppets, drums, dancers, fairies, kinetic sculptures, tubas..what can you bring to the streets?  Keep checking to see what’s new and who needs volunteers! Details …

The Powerhouse is open!

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 …

June 2 – 3 |  Saturday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm

June 7 – 10 | Thursday – Friday 6 – 9 pm | Saturday Noon – 6 pm | Sunday Noon -6 pm

June 11 – 15 | Monday – Friday 4 pm – 9 pm | Saturday see us at the Parade! |

Additional hours for floats and ensembles available by request to parade@fremontartscouncil.org

Parade Art Workshops

Get your hands dirty…glittery…sticky…painty…whatever it takes. Parade art workshops are under-way! Wrong Way Clowns, Dream and Design, Fairy Wings, 3D paper, More being added.  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 Parade Volunteers!

Volunteer at the Powerhouse

We need volunteers to help keep our studio running smoothly. Art Studio hosts keep the space clean and organized, help people find tools and supplies and keep the music playing. This is a great internship for those who like people and want to get to know artists in the local community.   Two hour shifts (or more!) available during studio open hours from June 2 – 15th. Might you be Interested? Volunteer …

Volunteer day-of the parade

The 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration is a day 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 city-wide 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 …

 

{photo S. Crowley, 2016}

June News: Join in the 30th Fremont Solstice Parade!

Fremont Arts Council’s June News:

Welcome to Fremont Solstice Parade Central!

We’re gearing up for a deliriously good time! Are you ready?

What’s Happening at the Powerhouse?

Ensemble registrations are rolling in!

Looking for inspiration for your ensemble, or want to join one in progress? We have giant puppets, drums, dancers, fairies, kinetic sculptures, tubas..what can you bring to the streets?  Keep checking to see what’s new and who needs volunteers! Details …

The Powerhouse is open!

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 …

June 2 – 3 |  Saturday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm

June 7 – 10 | Thursday – Friday 6 – 9 pm | Saturday Noon – 6 pm | Sunday Noon -6 pm

June 11 – 15 | Monday – Friday 4 pm – 9 pm | Saturday see us at the Parade! |

Additional hours for floats and ensembles available by request to parade@fremontartscouncil.org

Parade Art Workshops

Get your hands dirty…glittery…sticky…painty…whatever it takes. Parade art workshops are under-way! Wrong Way Clowns, Dream and Design, Fairy Wings, 3D paper, More being added.  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 …

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 …

Call for Parade Volunteers!

Volunteer at the Powerhouse

We need volunteers to help keep our studio running smoothly. Art Studio hosts keep the space clean and organized, help people find tools and supplies and keep the music playing. This is a great internship for those who like people and want to get to know artists in the local community.   Two hour shifts (or more!) available during studio open hours from June 2 – 15th. Might you be Interested? Volunteer …

 

Volunteer day-of the parade

The 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration is a day 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 city-wide events.  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 …

Parade Afterglow Party  – Friday, June 29, 7-12 pm

Come celebrate the volunteers, artists and You! That make all this fun happen.   Friday June 29 at the Ballard Oddfellows Hall, 1706 NW Market Street. Details to be sent to volunteers and everyone that signs up to make the magic happen.

 

Get Involved!

Parade 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, June 5, 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  – Tuesday, July 3, 7-8:30 pm

This month we will recap the parade and turn our sights to plans for Luminata.  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, June 20 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 L. Hanlon, 2017}

Fremont Solstice Parade 2018

Fremont Solstice Parade

Saturday June 16, 2018
Start Time: 1 PM

Come celebrate the longest day of the year through profound street theater, public spectacle, and a kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. This handmade parade consists of human-powered floats and community-based ensembles.

Everyone is welcome to join the parade!
Start planning your art and ensembles!
McKay Grants for Artists
Powerhouse art studio will be open in May.
Get involved: volunteer

The Fremont Solstice Parade’s unique character is defined by a few simple rules:
☼ No printed words or logos
☼ No live animals (except guide animals):
☼ No motorized vehicles: We allow motorized vehicles for handicapped access only. Our parade is a human-powered parade!
☼ No actual weapons or fire: Safety first!

{photo W. Austin 2017}