Fremont Arts Council offers lots of volunteer opportunities and a great celebration of the Autumnal Equinox.

They write:  Luminata – Thursday September 21 at 7pm at Green Lake      Join us in celebration of the autumnal equinox on Thursday September 21 with the sweet and illuminating ‘Luminata’ lantern parade around Green Lake. All are invited to participate. We meet at dusk around 7pm at the Aqua Theater on the South shores of Green Lake. Hand made lanterns are for sale starting at 6pm.  The lantern procession proceeds clockwise, heading North to the Bathhouse. Near the bathhouse, joins for the Secret Banquet, where there is more art, live music and hot cider.  Click here for event details.     Click here to volunteer.

Luminata Lantern-Making Workshops!  Starting Aug 30 at the Powerhouse

Come one, come all! Our Luminata lantern workshops are kicking off this Wednesday, and we hope you’ll join in the fun.  We’ll be teaching you how to make both paper mache and painted lanterns. We have all the materials you’ll need, though feel free to bring beautiful papers with you, for decorating. Come make one for yourself, and help make more to sell at the event on Sept. 21st. All proceeds benefit the Fremont Arts Council. It’s easy, fun, and an opportunity to connect with friends old and new.   Click here for workshop calendar.   Click here to volunteer.

Luminata – Call for Artists and Performance

Attention artists and aspiring artists: Make some spectacular, illuminated art for the opening performance, community procession, or installations to make the park glow. Please let FAC know your ideas by Sept. 12. Click here for details.

Stay tuned.  On about September 1 FAC will announce the recipients of this year’s Luminata art grants.  

Plus: “Float Storage (we found it!) The Fremont Arts Council (FAC) is thrilled to report that we’ve found float storage! We are so grateful to Seattle City Light, council members Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien and many others at the City for their leadership in securing this space for years to come. ‘The Fremont Solstice Parade is part of the history and fabric of our community. It’s one of only five City-wide events officially designated by the City of Seattle. We are pleased to help them find a great space to preserve an important part of Seattle’s culture,’ said Seattle City Light General Manager and CEO Larry Weis.” And they add, “Our Commitment to Social Justice and Inclusiveness – During these historic times, we want to affirm our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere for creating art and celebrations. We are actively reaching out to expand our community so that we find the strength that comes from being as diverse and inclusive as possible.”

They have more news as well:

Volunteer – Have you been hankering to get more involved with FAC? We need you and your talents! Let us know who you are and what you’re interested in, and we promise to find a fun way to involve you. Click here to volunteer

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting —  Tuesday, September 12, 7-8:30 pm  This month:  See photos and video from the 2017 Fremont Solstice Parade; while we talk about the parade.   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. Find out what the FAC is up to and how you can get involved.   Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.

Join the “FAC List” our Online Discussion 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, share community art postings of interest, and help the FAC thrive. To subscribe:  click here to visit FACList then click “subscribe”.

Support Us! 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 become a member here

Join a Leadership Team – Program and Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Tuesday, September 5, 7-8:30 pm  Your ideas and participation are needed to help create Luminata, Trolloween and the Feast of the Winter Solstice. Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting  to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Agenda includes planning for Luminata and Trolloween. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle.  Questions? Email

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, September 20 7-8:30 pmThis team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also create outreach materials, including website and social media. Agenda includes planning for upcoming fundraising campaigns.  Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley). Questions? Email