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Create Environment-Themed Art to Represent Our Chapter at the Fremont Solstice Parade

Sunday, May 19th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, May 19th 2013

Please come out and make art with us for our "Procession for Our Future" coal train vs. sustainable energy ensemble in the Fremont Solstice Parade! We'll be at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave N. from 10-4 on Sunday, May 19th.

Our Chapter's float will feature a coal train driven by skull masked people that transforms into beautiful murals when we implore the audience to help us stop it (note that no words or letters will be allowed in the parade). There will be stilters with windmill headdresses, solar panel costumes, animal masked and otherwise dressed up kids of all ages, beautiful fluttering butterflies, flags and banners, herring and salmon puppets, a band, and more! We need your help to create the best float in the parade!

Upcoming events

  • Sunday, May 19th, 10:00-4:00 Art Workshop at the Powerhouse
  • Saturday, June 15th, 10:00-4:00 Art Workshop and Rehearsal at the Sierra Club, 180 Nickerson St #202
  • Saturday, June 22nd Parade 3:00

Drop in to the art workshop any time, and stay as long as you're having fun! Your contribution will be instrumental, so we invite you to be as much a part of it as you can. Even if you can't make it to the parade, please come make art with us. All ages of youth and adults are welcome! (Parents are needed to help your younger kids.)

  • People of all ages will be making paper mache puppet masks (sample above), painting train wheels, making small flags with sun block prints in two colors on fabric, and perhaps a small banner and more flags with drawings in fabric crayons.
  • Teens, tweens, and adults will also be drawing and painting the last train car panels and frames (continuing the mural of those above).
  • We can also work on sustainable energy costume options if people are so inspired. We'll expand outside if we have clear weather.

Hope to see you on Sunday, May 19th or in June!

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Fremont Arts Council to create costumes and props. Additional images are being supplied by the Backbone Campaign and local artists.Check out other great opportunities to get involved in the parade and learn skills here:http://fremontartscouncil.org/