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All Are Welcome Here!

The Fremont Arts Council engages community to cultivate the spirit of celebration where everyone is an artist.

In support of this mission, The FAC confirms that:

  • We want to be a community where people of all backgrounds and identities are offered the opportunity and feel welcomed to share and amplify their stories, art, cultures and experiences.
  • We acknowledge that pervasive cultural biases and historic and institutional racism – both conscious and unconscious, past and present — has benefited some communities while limiting opportunities and outcomes for communities of color;
  • We are all in some way the products of our environments and of America’s history, past and present. We did not choose this history, but we can shape the future.

The FAC exists to support community art. We do this by providing resources, workshops, events, and other opportunities in support of our belief that everyone is an artist, and that art makes our communities strong.   We recognize that this work depends on everyone feeling welcome and empowered to contribute. We believe that by actively reaching out to expand our community we can find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible. We affirm our commitment to look at our actions with kindness and a racial equity lens, so we can do our part to dismantle systemic racism in our community.

We affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations.

We invite artists and community members of all backgrounds and identities to join us in conversation around these issues. We are always open to feedback, thoughtful dialogue and ideas that will move this work forward.

We strive to keep our common spaces free from oppressive action, behavior and language.  We follow the following social expectations…

Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

  • All are Welcome Here!
  • We care about our impact
  • We are guided by compassion
  •  We are respectful
  • We value and communicate about Consent
  • We embrace a culture of appreciation and honesty
  • We take time to debrief and to express our gratitude

For more information:

See Also: FAC Commitment to Racial Equity and Inclusion

See Also: Agreements for Community Conversation and Conduct

{photo: G. Shaw, 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}

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}