Fremont Arts Council writes: “It’s that time again! The Fremont Summer Solstice Parade is rapidly approaching and we are looking for Volunteers to help us with day-of parade jobs! The Parade completely runs on the support of YOU, our volunteers. This is really an event for the community, by the community and we encourage you to donate your time and join our band of Parade Monitors, Green Hatters, Gas Works Crew, and all the small roles it takes to make this event a complete success! We also have plenty of opportunities for groups to get involved, get creative, and volunteer in the actual parade. To sign-up please visit our Volunteer sign-up HERE and email with any questions. SPREAD THE GOOD WORD TO EVERYONE AND ANYONE! ALL ARE WELCOME!”Fremont Arts Council is also offering workshops:

 “Our parade workshops are up and running at the Powerhouse (3940 Fremont Ave N). Check them out and come create with us! You can just show up or sign up HERE .

Parade Performance w/ Steffon Moody Thursday June 4th, 11th, and 18th, 6-9PM All classes FREE

Need ideas for how to engage the crowd and create Ensemble Movement & Improvisation Scores that support your parade

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Steffon Moody will be available for three sessions to listen to your ideas and help you craft a simple performance approach that will make them come to life! Character movement/interaction, choreographing the procession, pacing, Giant Puppeteering, and unifying all the elements are some of the aspects that can be considered. 3 sessions will be available for interested ensembles.

COLLABORATE! w/ Carl Smool Thursdays, 6-9PM, Saturdays, 12-6PM  All classes FREE

Imagine working with people on a project that is larger than the sum of its parts. Let’s create a multi-ensemble. A moving theatrical “patchwork” of issues, ideas, and concerns about the environmental, economic, social, and political health of our fragile world. This project welcomes ensembles and artists that want to team up with other artists, weaving together our presentations. Everyone is invited regardless of experience or skill.  Experienced public artist Carl Smool will lead the collaboration.

Learn to Walk on Stilts w/ Allie Kerr June 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, and 19th  $10 per class or $40 for 5 classes

Bring your own stilts or borrow equipment from the Arts Council, and learn to walk on stilts in time for the parade. Work on balance and flexibility, core strength, and confidence. You’ll also learn some basic tricks, and practice walking in an ensemble. Recommended for ages 13 and up; children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult, and receive prior instructor approval.

Building Towards a Brilliant Future: Building Your Inner Warrior w/ Hanoko O’Leary Fridays, 6-9PM and Saturdays, 12-3PM All classes FREE

Hanako O’Leary will lead workshops focused around the theme of our brilliant future on this planet. In order to reconnect w/ our inner warriors, we will seek energy from the skies that watch over all of us. Ideas will be themed around the Sun and the Moon and other celestial themes. Create your own giant Warrior puppet! This series of workshops has bee designed to teach you how to build a giant puppet for the Solstice Parade, demonstrations, or other such events.


The Fremont Arts Council, a 501(c)3, believes art helps build stronger communities and it creates a sense of place. Fremont is a state of mind, not a zip code. The FAC produces the Fremont Solstice Parade, creates and cares for public art like the Fremont Troll, and engages everyone year-round in workshops and events including May Day, the Fremont Solstice Parade & Celebration, Luminata, Troll-o-ween, and Winter Feast. Fremont Arts Council (206) 547-7440 Power House: 3940 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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