Feast of the Winter Solstice

After much reflection, the Board has decided to rest the Feast this year. In the future, we hope to have a Winter Solstice event that embraces the membership in a way that reflects our community.

It is essential that the FAC use these upcoming months to focus on building up our core working team that makes the magic happen year ‘round.  Do you have the skills and enthusiasm to help the FAC shine?  We invite you to find out more and to please step up!…

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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 sparkling seasons, eye catching elementals, dance floor royalty, high animal spirits, dreams, whimsy and imagination.

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.

People who come to the feast are active participants in creating the event, the art, the performance and the experience.  Participating in the creation of 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.

Support community art!  Proceeds help to make beloved celebration arts events possible!

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}