Petit Troll Parade and Art Workshops

We’re bringing our Petit Trolls to life! This tiny parade is done in the spirit of Mardi Gras! Sunday, March 3rd (just before Fat Tuesday), we will do a flash-mob-style procession, pulling our mini-glittering themed floats through the Fremont Sunday Market. Come find out how you can play with us!

The floats are small toy rolling bases made into shimmering, themed floats using recycled materials, glue guns and your imagination.

Come to the Powerhouse and make a float or decorate an umbrella.

The FAC hosts workshops to make and decorate floats on these days:

  • Saturday February 23, Noon to 4pm
  • Sunday February 24, Noon to 4 pm
  • Saturday, March 2, Noon to 4pm

Workshops at the Fremont Powerhouse:  3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

+ We’ll have goo gahs, toys and treasures to add to your float.

+ You can also make a Mardi Gras mask or look through the costumes for a festive parading outfit.

FLOAT GUIDELINES

  1. Floats should be smaller(ish) than a case of wine (as in a dozen bottles, not a box of box wine).
  2. No printed words or logos.
  3. No live animals (except guide animals).
  4. No motorized/remote controlled floats.
  5. No weapons or fire.

WHAT TO BRING TO WORKSHOPS

+ We will have some wheeled wood bases for floats to be built upon- first come, first serve! From there, you can build levels and layers to create your float.

OR

+ Bring your own base to build on. Wheels can be added to a cardboard box or you can use something that is already wheeled. Note: Wider is better when it comes to bases – we’ve used some rather small toys as bases in past years but they tend to tip over when pulled through the streets.

+ We are really trying to be conscious of our environmental impact! The materials you choose for your base and float determine at the end if it’s recyclable or in the landfill. Choose wisely!

+ Objects to create your scene.

+ An umbrella to decorate.

+ Extra toys and fancy bits to share with others.

+ Snacks to share

Petit Troll Event Details:

Petit Troll – the FAC Mardi Gras parade of miniature floats

Come down and be a part of the newest Arts Council tradition as we roll through the Fremont Sunday Market

March 3rd (the Sunday before Fat Tuesday)

Gather at 11 am at the FAC Outreach Booth

Parade rolls at Noon

Don’t be late or you’ll miss the Petit parade!

WHERE:

Meet at the west end market flags at the Fremont Sunday Market. We parade for a couple blocks, take some pictures, circle back around to the start point and then go out for drinks.

MORE PARADE INFO:

+ We’ll have extra floats to pull if you don’t get a chance to make your own.

+ We also need folks to pass out FAC info and maybe some lagniappe!

+ Come festively dressed!

+ Bring a decorated umbrella if you have one.

+ Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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