Congratulations to new Fremont Arts Council (FAC) board members. FAC offers spring events and updates.

Solstice 2015 FAC photo

Fremont Arts Council’s April News:

Make a Springtime Flower Crown – Saturday, April 14th, 11am – 3pm

Join us at the Powerhouse; we’ll be making papercraft flower crowns using different types of papers and various techniques. Check our Facebook page for examples of what we’re creating or stop by for the monthly COW for a preview.  Not sure where to wear your new crown? We have a few ideas…

April Flash Parade – Saturday, April 22, 1pm

Come out the Fremont Sunday Market and celebrate Earth Day with us the way we party best – with a flash parade!  Neon Brass Party is leading the pack again, so wear your dancing shoes. This is a great chance to try out your Fremont Solstice Parade ideas (on a small scale), or raid our costume bins and create an ensemble for this people-powered party! We’ll meet at our booth (near the West end) at Noon and roll out at 1pm!

May Day Celebration and Potluck – Tuesday, May 1, 5-8:30 pm

It’s almost the first of May. Time to put on our whites, pick a few flowers for our hair, dance around the Maypole, and share a picnic supper at Woodland Park.   Dance, sing, and bring spring in with love in your heart. Bring a dish to share, drink and good spirits. All are welcome  Details …

Board Elections Results – Welcome new Board Members:

Congratulations and welcome! to our new board members:  Darcy Gabriele, Brigette LaGarde and Asia Casebolt.  They are joining forces with these returning board members:   Farley Harding, Ennie Brosius, Linda Greenway, Maque DaVis, and Sarah Lovett.  A big round of thanks to outgoing board members Susan Harper and Balou De la Rosa.  Heartfelt appreciation to all for your gift of service to our community.

Be in the Parade!

Will you be in the parade? Plans are percolating. Tell us about your parade ensemble ideas! Are you interested in performing at the celebration at gasworks? We would love to hear from you! Please fill out our musician/performer application to tell us more.

McKay Grants Available for Parade Artists

Design and creation funds are available for art projects in the Fremont Solstice Parade, which transform the street into theater with social commentary and the unexpected.  McKay Artist Grants fund proposals from artists for the development of parade ensembles, art installations and other crazy ideas that elevate the artistic quality of the event.  Details …

Parade Call for Art Workshop Teachers

Are you interested in sharing your artistic talents in the form of a parade art workshop in the weeks leading up to the Parade? We would love to hear from you! Let us know at 

Call for Powerhouse Volunteers

Join the Pow! Crew.  We are putting together a team of folks that will collaborate for the care and feeding of our beloved powerhouse art studio in a myriad of roles – cleaning, organizing, fluffing, fixing, hosting, and more.   Might you be Interested?  Volunteer …

Parade Call for Sponsors – Support the Parade!

Be a Solstice hero! Become an individual donor, member or a sponsor, and be a part of bringing the wild and wonderful Fremont Solstice Parade to the streets.   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!


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 scratch that creative itch. Volunteer …

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting —  Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 pm

This month:  We’ll make springtime flower crowns and dream up ideas for our 30th Fremont Solstice 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 and Eat snacks. 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 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 subscribe:  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 become a member …

Join a Leadership Team

Are you interested in using your time and skills to support community celebration art and events throughout the year?  This is your chance to meet a parade of new friends and grow in your knowledge about celebration art.  It is a wonderful way to support the Fremont Solstice Parade and to help make community art happen and thrive. Details …

Powerhouse and Events Leadership Team Meeting  – Tuesday, April 3, 7-8:30 pm

The 30th annual Fremont Solstice Parade will be here sooner than you think!  And before that we have May Day. Your mind, hands, and time are crucial to making our this year’s Fremont Solstice Parade and Celebration the best one yet!  Please join us at our monthly events leadership team meeting  to plan and make possible these community celebration events – and much more. Meet at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. Details …

Communications, Outreach and Development leadership team meeting  – Wednesday, April 18 7-8:30 pm

This team plans and secures funding to sustain the FAC and its programs. We also organize the outreach so we can shout from the rooftops about the FAC’s artful celebrations. Meet at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. (enter around back from the alley).  Details …