July News

Join the 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!! …

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?

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

The Autumn Equinox is less than 3 months away, so it’s time to begin dreaming 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 any of our upcoming COW meetings.  Or, sign up to volunteer.  Questions?  Email

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

Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. We are offering Art Grants ranging from $100 – $500. Application deadline is August 18, 2019 (for funding) or Sept. 12 (if not requesting funding). 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!

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting –  Tuesday, July 16, 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 and Eat snacks. 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   Join the FAC...

{photo P. Verma 2019}

Who’s in the Parade? 2019

Check out who’s signed up so far!   How about you?   Everyone is an Artist!  Click here to find out how you can:  Be in the Parade!

  • Alice in Wonderland. West Coast Kickball League. We will have a giant Chesire Cat and other magical characters.
  • Ancient Egypt. The over 40 crowd taps into its inner ancient Egyptian. Egyptian Kings, Queens, Pharaohs, and Sphinxes.
  • Belltown Dancers. Dance fitness students from Belltown Dance Studio.
  • BF Day Sun Dragons.  The Sun Dragons of B.F. Day Elementary celebrate the longest day of the year.
  • Bloco Pacifico – Flow of Water.  The stories of Seattle are the stories of water: Our mountains are shaped by water, with glaciers and fields of snow. The life of Seattle is the cycle of water itself; clouds, rain, rivers, and seas. Bloco Pacifico seeks to embody and embrace that wellspring of excitement while bringing joyful music to the streets of Fremont. Bloco Pacifico, a Brazilian music and dance collective plays Community Samba—a world-wide musical, artistic, and cultural movement based on the principles of openness, inclusion, diversity, cultural identity, generous hospitality, and a shared love of Brazilian-based rhythms, dance, and song.
  • Boot Boogie Babes, Seattle’s Line Dance Team.  The Boot Boogie Babes have gained world-wide popularity with their unique brand of line dancing”.  We provide a safe space for women of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds to find personal growth through dance and friendships! This is our 6th year in the parade and our absolute favorite event we do every year! Thanks for having us again!
  • Bullish. Ferdinand the Bull -esque, inflatable bull with people to lead him, as flowers/bulls/matadors
  • Bureau of Alien Interactions. Death by Heat: An orca skeleton frame supported by internal balloons. The Hindenburg dies in sudden fire. The orca dies in slow warming.
  • Cascadia Ensemble.  We would like to create a mythical creature float & ensemble – partnering with several groups, with a few fun workshops leading up to the day of, and lots of work also taking place in the week of.
  • Celtic LithaCelebratimg the Summer Solstice, Celtic Style. Representing the horned god, Cernunnos, and the flowering Goddess, Ostara.
  • Daydream Believers.A swan float and bubble wands to delight the kid in all of us.
  • Extinction Rebellion. Extinction Rebellion calls for peaceful direct action to address the climate breakdown and extinction crisis.
  • Flower Ladies. The flower ladies wear huge flower hats and dance like fools.
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster.  Seattle Pastafarians.
  • Green Hat Rats!  Brought to us by the Rat City Roller Girls.  Fill the Green Hat and support the Parade!   These folks put the “fun” in fundraising!  Support from our friends makes it possible to keep the parade coming back.   Be sure to make a donation to help fill the Green Hat!
  • HonkFest All-Stars.  We are a collection of musicians in various Honkfest bands. We will be playing at the gay pride fest as well.
  • Kasvot Växt. Scandinavian progressive rock band Kasvot Växt and super fans.
  • Marmalade.Funk, Soul, Improv and a whole lot of fun! Dance your way to Gas Works.
  • Muirgan, the Mermaid and the Barnacle Babes.  (The Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race). Muirgan, the Mermaid will travel on Kinetic Sculpture Plan DD accompanied by a host of sash-saying mermaids! Mermaids dancing through the parade, along with kinetic sculptures Mermaid, Man Eating Clam, Spaghetti Monster and Sea Anemone Number #1.  We always encourage crowd members to join our dance and come along with the fun!
  • Mythical Creatures.  This pair of Mythical Creatures wander the world together, floating around, playing with others and interacting with the crowd.  When the pair come together, they create a magical gate, which people are encouraged to walk through. The intention is a transformational experience into a magical world.  Roving Mythical costumed characters will parade with these giant creatures, creating a world within the world of the Solstice Parade.
  • Our Beginnings Preschool
  • Rainbow City Marching Band and Spin OUT. A non-profit community band consisting of LGBTQ and allied musicians who come together to perform in the Pacific Northwest, bringing the joy of music, energy, and Pride.  Founded in 1998 to promote acceptance and awareness of the LGBTQ community. We foster music education, community building, social service and friendships. RCB is led by Artistic Director Timothy V. Norris, Jr. With our color guard, spinOUT, we aim to make music, make friends, make a difference and always make it better. #BetterWithTheBand
  • Samba OlyWa. A groovin’ community samba band from Olympia!
  • Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe. We are experienced swing dancers who perform dances from the 20s to the 40s. We perform at Folklife every year. The group has been dancing for many years, are a non-profit, and would love to be part of the Parade!
  • Seattle for a Green New Deal.  350 Seattle. The Green New Deal, whose time has come! A giant scales with ropes to pull on to tip the scales from the red, with polluting refineries, etc. on the heavy oily side, to Green depicted as sustainable energy and communities. Two giant green hands in smaller carts will come together to shake each other, making a green deal. Beautiful batik banners will depict the emerging healthy life force and other beautiful and powerful images, props, and music to bring the Green New Deal to life.
  • Seattle Steep Pan Project – Carnival is Color.  Seattle Steel Pan Project is a multi-cultural, multi-generational Caribbean steel drum ensemble based in Seattle.  The music being played today is both from Trinidad and Brazil.
  • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence the Abbey of St. Joan.
  • Sky Writers
  • Sunflower Brigade. Bees and sunflowers buzzing around.
  • Tie Dye Kazoo Marching Band. The intention of this ensemble is to make it as accessible to participation as possible. We’ll be wearing tie-dye for a somewhat unified, colorful, and very fun visual look.  Our musical instruments will be Kazoos, and maybe the occasional toy drum. Some people will have practiced a bit before the parade, but others are welcome to join us last-minute.  We are also hoping to bring extra kazoos and tie-dye apparel with us during the parade to encourage spectators to become participants. Songs will be upbeat, familiar and easy to learn on-the-fly. We’ll be Tie-Dyeing shirts for our ensemble! Join us! Check us out on Facebook.
  • Vam Studios.
  • Walk of the Horned God. Several people, one dressed as Horned God to celebrate solstice and others dressed as fawns to show our love of the Horned God.
  • We Won’t Go Back. Abortion on Demand – We Won’t Go Back!

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Donate: Fill the Green Hat

Support from our friends make it possible to bring Celebration Arts to the Seattle region all year long. Your gifts help maintain floats, purchase supplies, and keep the powerhouse community art studio open for art.

Your gift helps bring the Fremont Solstice Parade to Life.

Personal Info

Donation Total: $50

If you prefer to send in your contribution, a personal check is always welcome. Our mailing address is:
Fremont Arts Council
3940 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

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{photo R.Falk 2015}