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All invited to free art brainstorm at Powerhouse

By Sara · May 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Positive energy and creative ideas will be generated at the Fremont Solstice Parade Open House, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fremont Arts Council Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave N. in Seattle. No appointment needed. Drop in anytime.  With live music in the afternoon, the open house will help your vision come to life as an entry in this year’s parade.

Generate ideas, dream, start building your entry in this year’s annual Fremont Solstice Parade, or join a group that’s already working on a project. Visitors are welcome to check out all the cool stuff in the
Powerhouse: watch parade videos, discover more about international parade arts and festivals, costumes, giant puppets, and generally, get inspired. Donations of parade art, costumes, “goo gahs,” and other materials are welcome. Here’s how the weekend will shake out:

Saturday

Potluck Pancake Breakfast  9 – 11 a.m

They provide batter and coffee.  You bring fixings and sides.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Bring floats up to the Powerhouse!*  All  hands on deck! Need a team of heavy lifters and trucks with trailer  hitches. This is the time for float ensembles to help with the move and  pick one out. Way fun! You will be stars.

2 – 4 p.m.- Workshops: Stilt walking demo with Allie Kerr. Make a Petit Troll float for the parade. Help make a batik  banner.

5 – 7 p.m.-Potluck Stone Soup Dinner. They provide two large pots of soup base. You bring ingredients to add to a meat or vegan pot.

6- 7:30 p.m.-Parade Float & Ensemble Presentations, including McKay Grant proposals

Apply for grants at here.

Sunday, May 22

Potluck Pancake Breakfast  9 – 11 a.m

They provide batter and coffee.  You bring fixings and sides.

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.-Parade Art Brainstorm*. Live music and Honk! bands in the afternoon.

1-2 p.m.-Workshops: “How Not to Build a Float” Sage, advice by veteran float builder, Maque DaVis.

5 – 7 p.m.-Potluck Stone Soup Dinner. They provide two large pots of soup base. You bring ingredients to add to a meat or vegan pot.

Sign up today and click on the Parade Info  tab. Reserve a float body to decorate and transform for the parade.  Volunteer to support the parade. Volunteer Parade Monitors keep the ensembles moving and have the best seat in the house!

For more information, email parade@fremontartscouncil.org.

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