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Art in Fremont

What’s the story behind the Fremont Solstice?

A Fremont Fireside Chat on The Fremont Arts Council’s Fremont Solstice Parade & Celebration Revealed–Saturday, May 26th at 2pm at the Fremont Library

Fremocentrist sends this invitation: Learn about the history, personalities and opportunities created by these cultural icons, by the volunteers involved. On Saturday, May 26th at 2pm, join in a free, public presentation about the Fremont Arts Council and the two most iconic and legendary events produced by this non-profit, volunteer-run organization. At the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library System, learn about how the Fremont Solstice Parade and the Celebration, at Gasworks Park, began and what it takes to create these engaging opportunities for free expression and artistic performance.

The one-hour program will be presented by Kirby Laney, of Fremocentrist.com, with two Fremont Arts Council volunteers – Susan Harper, Past President, and Farley Harding, Current President. With personal from-the-trenches experience, and intimate knowledge of the effort expended by decades of dedicated volunteers, these two (and special guests,) will share how the Fremont Solstice Parade, through grassroots, people-powered means, has been built into a signature city event.

In addition, at this Fremont Fireside Chat, learn about the Celebration the Fremont Arts Council produces, directly following the Fremont Solstice Parade, where art and unrestrainable exuberance meet and mix. The Celebration, originally started as the Pageant, has become a fixture of Fremont Solstice activities, and an opportunity for more creative expression and community building.

Come hear how ordinary citizens organized and orchestrated this original set of events! The presentation is free, and appropriate for all ages, with questions-and-answers, and refreshments, to follow.
• At the Fremont Branch Library, 731 N 35th St
• Saturday, May 26th at 2p
• FREE, for all ages
• More images available for publication
• Presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library, and the Fremont Arts Council
• For more information, contact 206-632-3170 or instigator@fremocentrist.com

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