Feast of the Winter Solstice

December 22nd

The Feast of the Winter Solstice is a spectacular annual gathering for the Fremont Arts Council community. We gather on the longest night of the year to reflect on the past, and to craft our dreams for the future with the returning sunlight.

Together in the Great Hall members of the Fremont Arts Council and invited guests mark the season with shared dishes, lavish costumes and artful celebration. The Hall is replete with live music, art installations and chatter from the Tea House. The costumes are a spectrum of dance floor royalty, high animal spirits glittering mermaids, Titania and Oberon, tuxes and feathers.

And in true Solstice tradition, the Great Hall is created by the revelers themselves — the decorations, the costumes and the potluck dishes to share.

Dress as splendidly as you like.  When you arrive, a volunteer will take your “dish” to the appropriate food table, and you will be invited to find a headdress to adorn you for this fabulous event.  We break bread together at 7pm, and you can then begin to fill your plate with a cornucopia of foods. You can then enjoy music and feasting with friends.  There is art to see and other spontaneous entertainment.  The ritual will begin around 10 pm.  After that, plan on more music to get your groove going!  We plan to finish up by 1 am.

How can you be a part of creating this event, and celebrate with us in the Great Hall?

  • Join the incredible community that makes celebration art events happen in Seattle. Has your membership lapsed? Not yet a member?   This is a great time to make the leap from spectator to collaborator.  Besides an exclusive invitation to participate in the Feast of the Winter Solstice, FAC members join a community of artists and collaborators; and they keep the lights on, the rent paid, and art supplies flowing for a beloved community art-making and fun organization;  and
  • Get your Tickets: (Guest List Registration available in December) ; and
  • Participate:  People who come to the feast are active participants in creating the event, the art, the performance and the experience.

Volunteering to build out the site for the Feast is an awesome experience where you get to know the community in a deeper way. There is something magical about taking an empty hall/space, decorating it to high beauty, and adding in all the components to throw an amazing community gathering.  This is our gift to ourselves.  And, everyone is an artist.

Do you have art or performance to share?

  • Call for Art to be posted in November
  • Call for Musicians and Performers to be posted in November

Feeling Generous? 

Feast Gallery – Check out photos of past years as a preview of what’s to come, and for inspiration for how you can contribute!

{Photo by M. Freedman 2012}